Greenwich Village Travel Guide

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Greenwich Village Things to Do

  • Washington Square Park

    "Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?"(Henry James)Henry James lived near Washington Square Park in the 1800's. It inspired many of his writings, leading to the 1880 novel "Washington Square". A Hollywood film was made...

  • Edgar Allan Poe's House

    Coming from Baltimore it's kismet for us to live a block from Poe's home. Edgar Allan Poe lived on West 3rd Street in the early 1840's. In 1844, while living at 85 West 3rd Street, Poe wrote "the Raven". NYU has been trying to knock it down for years, but what do they know? This place should be a historic landmark.

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Greenwich Village Restaurants

  • Excellent Kebabs!

    The two things I like the most about Yatagan Kebab House is how friendly the staff are (Mustafa and company) and how tasty the kebabs are. I'd never had a kebab before in my life but as I stared at the lamb spinning round and round the staff ushered me in. They were friendly and talkative and I left with two pieces of baklava on the house! When I...

  • Wasabi on West 4th

    Dojo's a nice place for breakfast or brunch. It's a nice, clean restaurant usually full of students, yuppies, bohemians and families looking for a good brunch for a low price. The staff are from Poland, Russia, Israel, Mexico etc. so the Japanese cooking has a International appeal. If you're looking for a convenient, cheap and tasty meal it's a...

  • Rocket Joe's

    Only been here once but they sells tasty slices of New York style pizza. The sauce is tasty and a good amount of cheese. Staff are friendly. Two slices of pepperoni and a Coke.

  • Best Pizza in New York

    Simply the best! There's no real point trying to summarize in words just how good the pizza is. There is always a line to get in this place...I guess the word got out! So how good is it really? So good in fact that my wife (who hates pizza) keeps bugging me to take her back there. Seriously...if you get the chance to taste this coal oven pizza your...

  • Eat Me!

    Once again it is the cunning use of sexual inuendo that made me enter the madness that is Crif Dogs! Located in the East Village, Crif Dogs is a small but cozy hot dog restaurant. Should you tire of the street vendor 'dirty water dogs' I recommend trying a custom made Eat Me hot dog. There are always specials and plenty of toppings to choose from....

  • Best Fish & Chips in NY's the deal. It's pretty tasty and if you're a British ex-pat or an adventurous American you'll like the fish (flaky) and probably the chips (soggy). The savaloy is an acquired is more full-flavoured sausage than saveloy...but beggars can't be choosers.Sadly, beggars couldn't afford to eat here. It's pretty good fish & chips by...


Greenwich Village Nightlife

  • Celebrity Alert!

    One night in November we were cruising down Bleecker Street when I heard a street musician playing guitar. The voice sounded familiar...which was interesting. I stopped to look and guess who it was! Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame. I gave him a $10 and he played a song for my wife. He was very friendly and polite. I told him I was a fan and asked...

  • Where America drinks

    Brewsky's a beer bar who's clientele ranges from NYU students to foreign travellers and beer geeks seeking rare ales and lagers from around the world. casual attire.

  • Visit the Monestary

    Located on Seventh Street between second and third avenues is Burp Castle, an old bar with a new twist. Here, your beers are served to you by the 'Brewist Monks,' in an environment reminiscent of a Belgian monestary. While only beers are served, customers have a choice of over two hundred beers from around the world. No dress code.

  • The Bitter End

    Owner Paul Colby says "The Bitter End is the most famous nightclub in New York City's legendary Greenwich Village". Well, do you want to argue or do you want to see good music? Most of the 1960's folk bands have moved on and sadly there are rarely headliners here anymore. At its prime it hosted Peter, Paul & Mary, Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. If...

  • Muddy Waters & Aerosmith

    Just a few of the names of those who played here. Always good raucous drinking fun. Get a glimpse of the bizarre "Kenny's Bar" sign hanging above the bar stools. Kenny was a strange guy. Jeans

  • Karaoke Insanity!

    More insane asylum than political asylum which is an anarchic and adventurous way to drink $2.50 Rolling Rocks (the Pride of Laatrobe) and sing your best rendition of Men At Work's "Down Under". Trendsetters and lounge lizard compete for the microphone. James Fenimore Cooper lived here! Surely you've heard of "Last of the Mohicans"?The legend goes...

  • British Pub on Bleecker

    A British pub owned and run by Irishmen! Friendly patrons and lots of soccer on TV. The food is moderately priced and there are the usual pub suspects (Guinness, Harp, Bass).Lots of jamming live acoustic music in the evenings...a fun way to spend an evening. British Drinking Clothes, Beer Goggles.

  • Mellow Village Hangout

    Not very peculiar...more cozy than peculiar. It's a great hangout on weekdays but gets very crowded on the weekends. So many beers to choose from from all over the world. I like the British beers and ales but there is something for everyone here.Mostly an NYU hangout but it does attract the local village eccentrics. Drinking Clothes.

  • Mellow Terra Firma

    A hip little joint. Best during the week starting at 7pm because the bluesmen perform even if you're the only one there! It's a dark club illuminated by red and blue dimlights and candles.A nice place to unwind during the week. Jerry Dugger is a good bluesman to catch. Jeans, Open Mind, Soul.


Greenwich Village Transportation

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    For those of you who are coming to New York to visit...don't be intimidated by the subway. It's a cheap and safe way to travel. A $2 ticket is good for two hours and will transport you anywhere the subway goes. You can't beat that deal. The A C E (blue line) is a great way to go from World Trade Center/Chamber St. thru Tribeca, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Meatpacking, the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, to Harlem.

    The subway stations downtown tend to be cleaner but they are all fairly safe. As ever...look like you know what you're doing and no one will hassle you.

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Greenwich Village Shopping

  • Hottest Gift Shop in Greenwich Village...

    Fabulous new gem located in the heart of Greenwich LetterpressRun by two sisters who are 3rd generation letterpress printers They have reintroduced the beautiful printing process to the NYC marketThe duo offers customized social and business vintage letterpress printing but offer unique paper and craft gifts from around the worldA favorite with...

  • Sausage Rolls, Scotch Eggs, Cornish...

    For all you ex-pats and anglophiles, here you will find the finest assortment of sweets, biscuits, pork pies, scotch eggs, cornish pasties, teas, lilt, tango, irn bru, bird's custard, treacle pudding and so on and so on...This place is so wonderful that I would personally recommend it to God if he came down to Earth and asked where's the best place...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Greenwich Village Warnings and Dangers

  • New York Hustlers

    In front of the NYU Business School (Stern) there is always an assortment of homeless people and hustlers. They run the usual scams, from begging to hardship stories to vague threats. I think the trick is to act like you know where you're going. Another good tip is avoid eye contact. A lot of times hustlers are staring at you hoping you'll make eye...

  • Beware of Street Pimps

    New York pimps can usually be spotted by their flamboyant dress. It's not unusual to see one of these 'gentlemen' wearing blue Gucci loafers, Armani suits and pink fuzzy Kangol hats. Unless you plan on doing business with them...I'd advise you to steer clear of these brightly-dressed hustlers.I spotted this pimp outside of Le Figaro. A very famous...

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Greenwich Village Off The Beaten Path

  • For Star Wars Fans Only!

    Starting at West 4th Street, walk south on Mercer and make a right on West 3rd Street. About one hundred feet later look down on the concrete sidewalk and voila...DROID!

  • The Last Remnants of The Bottom Line

    Sadly, the NYU Cash Money Partnetship has decided to run The Bottom Line out of business. A real shame because this rock n' roll club rocketed a good share of bands to stardom. Who played here you ask? Dire Straits, Peter Tosh, The Police, Johnny Winter, Philip Glass, Bruce Springsteen (who was discovered here), and Timothy Leary who held poetry...

  • Toughest NY Bouncer

    This guy is an instant legend. A former Kiwi (New Zealander) rugby player guards the door of the Village Lantern. Nice bloke.


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