Greenwich Village

Intimate cafes and village vibes in the midst of a metropolitan atmosphere.

Greenwich Village’s ultra-convenient location is outshined by the eclectic mix of creative college students, purpose-driven professionals, and inquisitive visitors that frequent its cozy, tree-lined streets. This neighborhood manages to feel intimate while maintaining a metropolitan edge. Grocers and bakers know your name in Greenwich Village, but should you want to remain anonymous you don’t have to go far to get lost in the crowds of the big city.

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On the Map

Greenwich Village is within Manhattan and bordered by Flatiron District, Chelsea, East Village, Noho, West Village, Hudson Square, Soho, Nolita, Union Square, and Gramercy Park

JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 10 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 15 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Village Inside the City

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In Greenwich Village, you can enjoy life slowly in the midst of a fast-paced city.

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Sidewalk cafes and flower boxes make every corner in Greenwich Village a little more cozy.

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Despite its popularity, Greenwich Village maintains an intimate appeal. Macdougal Street, a favorite among Village locals, boasts petite shops and specialty stores.

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Stop by often enough, and it's likely the baker will get to know your name.

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Greenwich Village's Student Scene

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Places to sip and spaces to study prevail in Greenwich Village, a student-centric neighborhood whose savvy shops match its populace's discerning attitude.

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Students continue to frequent The Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village landmark that has championed gay rights since 1969.

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Washington Square Park: A Central Gathering Place for Self-Expression

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As the geographic focal point of Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park brings together a lively mix of NYU students, filmers, dreamers, chess-players, and protesters.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.