The West Village might be New York’s most lovable neighborhood. A labyrinth of short streets lined with ivy-covered colonial brownstones, this pocket of the west side can feel like strolling through a romantic comedy. That might have something to do with how many have been set here. Arty cafés, cozy bookstores, and lively bistros grace almost every corner. And because the West Village is off the grid that makes most of Manhattan simple to navigate, you might get lost. Maybe on purpose.
Mostly residential and unspoiled by the buzz of office buildings and nine-to-fives, the West Village is home to a sophisticated crowd that’s mastered the art of living well. Walk down any block, and you’ll find flowers pouring from their windows, friends hanging out on their stoops, and other signs of a neighborhood worth envying. Add the folkloric institutions — the Village Vanguard as a venue for the jazz greats, the Stonewall Inn as a catalyst for the gay rights movement — and you have a real New York classic.View all West Village spaces
You'll find some great tattoo shops in West Village.
Everything I want is here. After the gym I go play chess in the park.
I like working here at The Butcher's Daughter – the food is really good!