I live in (and love) Greenwich Village, NYC. And you will too! I work in Culinary Tourism - I am the Director of Operations for Foods of New York Tours ( check us out online ) we give Food Tasting Walking Tours in downtown NYC. So I can leave you some great Dining & Food Shop recommendations for the neighborhood. And if you'd like to add a FOOD TOUR to your NYC stay - just let me know and I can arrange that for you! I also work at New York University as an Adjunct Instructor where I teach counseling (my other career).
I love Italy (Cinque Terre, Rome and Orvieto) but New York is my home sweet home.
My family is from Brooklyn for 3 generations so I guess it is in the genes.
I'm excited to let you stay in my apartment in the West Village - you will love it here! I have no doubt.