About the NeighborhoodThe former home to as disparate a crew as the Beat Generation’s hedonic heroes, the Sex and the City gals and 1800s-era fashion types, Greenwich Village retains its something-for-everyone feel. You could still fancy Kerouac doing some writing in Washington Square Park, there’s no shortage of cocktail-shilling bars for the latter-day versions of Carrie et al, and even those who lean puritanical can appreciate the pastries and plants in the stalls at the Saturday Greenmarket in Union Square.
“I looked up all my poet beatnik friends and roamed with them, I had love affairs with girls in the Village, I did everything with that great mad joy you get when you return to New York City.”
Hate crowds? Avoid Bleecker on weekend nights.
Try Westville for just-about dinner delivery.
Street parking is fiercely competitive in Greenwich Village.
468 subway stations connect 842 miles of track.
Where Harry Met Sally in Washington Square Park.
New York has 79 horse-riding police officers.
Greenwich Village’s streets are mostly named, not numbered.
Arguably New York City’s best burger.
A Mr. Softee cone is summer’s best accessory.
The village that birthed the Beat Generation.