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“On Borrowed Time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village
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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Ranked #40 of 1,060 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
New York City, New York
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“On Borrowed Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

If the neigborhoods don't rein in the arrogant property buyers, such as the actor, who recently had an historical building already marked for landmark status destroyed so that he could build a modern "hideosity"' in the likeness of his own shallow image, thus destroying the line of a beautiful historical block and it NYU is not reined in before it destroys more of the Village with more of its hunks of characterless architecture, the Village will continue to lose its charm at an alarming rate.

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“Hippies are still here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Great place to simply hang and people watch. Lot's of cool shops, restaurants and cafes.

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“Too many good things to count”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Places to eat, places to shop, places to drink, students, locals and tourists all in one place. Start on Bleecker Street and wander the side streets. Stop in a Faccio's Pork Store, Murray's Cheese Shop, Puerto Rico Imports (Coffee and Tea), Amy's Bread, Du6lin, Phylio frozen yogurt. Enjoy the neighborhood.

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“Manhattan's most charming area -- but it helps to be selective”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

OK, I'm prejudiced because I have lived here for 40 years. But most visitors also seem to consider this historic neighborhood the tops for residential charm and a superb place for a great walk. But it may help to minimize the duller, more utilitarian areas such as Sixth and Seventh Avenues and focus on the highlights.

If you like music (and noise), go to Washington Square on a nice weekend. If you prefer peace and quiet, try it on a weekday. The north side of the square has very impressive old New York houses, which might have come out of a Henry James novel (say "Washington Square"), though they mainly house New York University offices these days. The numbered streets just north of the square have some of the more beautiful 19th Century houses in the city. Skip tawdry 8th Street and dull 13th Street and focus on 9th though 12th Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Farther west, the houses can be a bit less imposing, but there is more of a neighborhood feel. West 4th Street north of the about 10th Street (Yes, this part of West 4th Street runs north-south -- don't ask) is especially charming. Streets running off it, such as Charles, Perry and West 11th are also very appealing. l (And yes, there is an intersection of West 4th Street and West 11th Street.) Roughly parallel to West 4th Street, Bleecker Street has become a chic shopping street.

A bit south of this area, streets like Barrow, Commerce and Bedford can be very charming. A stretch of Grove Street near Hudson has a place called Grove Court with attractive old houses built around a courtyard. Farther west, there is a popular park built on a former pier where you can watch boats in the river and sunbathe in summer.

All you need is a decent map and sturdy pair of shoes.

Visited February 2012
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“Greenwich Village - A definate place to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

A lovely area of NY, beautiful and intriguing. I recommend taking the time to walk around this area and experience life in The Village. Boutique shops, good bars and restaurants and a great place for people watching in a trendy village. This is my favourite area in Manhattan.

The buildings and tree lined streets are a picture for any painting, don't forget your camera.

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