About: Greenwich Village - West Village
Greenwich Village - West Village is located between 14th Street and Houston Street to the west of 4th Avenue / Bowery. The Village is best known for its Bohemian feel, the area universities and it's the old fashion streets that do not follow the grid of the rest of the city.
Greenwich Village and the West Village was originally a small country town that was separated from the rest of the city by a forest. Now it has the charm of historic townhouses and narrow streets rarely seen in the rest of New York. Many of the narrow side streets remained tree lined. Furnished Rentals in Greenwich Village and the West Village still are mainly located in row houses located along the side streets of the neighborhood.
Washington Square Park, a famous square located around New York University is one of the highlights of Greenwich Village. In the Bohemian era of the Village, as it is known colloquially, there was a group of actors, writers and artists who tried to declare from the top of the Washington Square Arch that they were creating the "Independent Republic of Greenwich Village" which obviously did not go over so well. To this day the park still has a bohemian feel.
The curvy streets of the West Village are lined with little coffee shops, jazz clubs, off-Broadway theaters, boutiques and high-end restaurants.
Greenwich Village and the West Village are popular with people looking for furnished apartments due to its smaller neighborhood feel. Due to the townhouses and smaller buildings, there remains a limited supply of apartments in the neighborhoods. Therefore, Greenwich Village and the West Village remains one of the top priced areas in Manhattan.
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