The West Village is technically part of Greenwich Village, but most residents treat them as two distinct areas. The West Village is the slightly calmer, more exclusive, celeb-heavy part of the neighborhood. In fact, as you walk down its charming tree-lined streets of brick townhomes and brownstones, with the occasional café or restaurant tucked in, you'd be forgiven for thinking you weren't in a bustling city of 8.5 million people. But it ain't cheap to get that small town, close-knit community vibe – this is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city.
This area has a wealth of great restaurants for all budgets and some iconic nightlife venues, including the Village Vanguard jazz club, which opened in 1935; the White Horse Tavern, a 1950s literary favorite; and the Stonewall Inn, which was the birthplace of the gay rights movement in America. You'll also find unique boutiques, book stores, clothing accessories, and jewelry stores.
Wall Street: 2.5 miles / 15-20 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 3 miles / 20-25 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 7 miles / 30-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit
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