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MacDougal Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village

One of the City's Most Iconic Places, Famed for Fans of Folk Music to Friends

You won't mind getting lost in Greenwich Village. The streets aren't laid out in a grid like most of Manhattan, but you'll soon discover its many historic architectural and literary landmarks, as well as numerous restaurants and welcoming bars around every corner.

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At a Glance

  • Disco fever: The Village People are actually from the Village — the band got its start here in 1977.
  • Monumental site: The Washington Square Park arch was built in 1889 (completed 1895) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Washington's inauguration.
  • Ghosts & Ghouls: The Village Halloween Parade, first held in 1974, is its biggest annual event.

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About Greenwich Village

Quaint and quirky Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan's most charming and desirable residential neighborhoods, is like a refreshing breath of fresh air in this hectic city. The streets are lined with trees, the historic homes and apartment buildings aren't too high and the pace of street life is slower than in nearby districts. The neighborhood has grown older and richer since its bohemian heyday, so you'll find high-end boutiques and some of the city's best restaurants alongside independent Read More [+]

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New York’s Best Shopping Streets

If the ladies of Sex and the City taught us anything, it’s that New York City is one of the best shopping cities on the planet. Manhattan is rightfully famous for its glossy, perfume-scented department stores and high-end boutiques Read More »


Bemelman's Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

Classic Hotel Bars For Any Occasion

We may no longer live in the age of The Great Gatsby, but old-school charm is alive and well in the city’s finest hotels. And with a fresh generation of instant classics that have sprung up in recent years, New York has entered a golden era for hotel bars. Read More »

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