West Village at a GlanceSotheby's International Realty
A haven for artists, writers, intellectuals and bohemians since the turn of the 20th century, this charming and colorful neighborhood is reminiscent of a European city with its narrow, winding tree-lined streets, timeless courtyards and magnificent 19th-century townhouses such as those of Patchin Place and St. Luke's Place as well as the quaint converted stables of Washington Mews. Beautiful new [Greenwich Village|seo:NeighborhoodID_14|title:Greenwich Village Apartments] and West Village real estate offers splendid views overlooking the city and the river. Bleeker Street, the main thoroughfare of Greenwich Village, brims with a vibrant selection of shops and restaurants, while long-time establishments in the coffeehouse district are reminders of the Beat Generation era. Storied nightspots including the Duplex cabaret, the Village Vanguard, the Bitter End and Chumley's, a still sign-less 1920s speakeasy, add to the neighborhood's allure. New York University is also at the heart of Greenwich Village, with its library, law school and administrative buildings surrounding Washington Square.