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CribRater Neighborhood Guide: West Village

The West Village is unique in that it carries a distinct, small-town, European feel. Quaint storefronts and streets that defy the typical NYC grid pattern make West Village feel like an escape from the city.  Despite its small-town air, West Village is fast-paced and gets quite a bit of foot traffic. Residents here pay for the look and feel of older homes, meaning walk-up buildings with small rooms, small windows and old plumbing and electrical, all of which doesn’t come cheap.

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Treat yourself to avocado toast when brunching in the West Village.

Transportation

1 to Houston St. | A, B, C, D, E, F, V, to W. 4th St. | 1 to Christopher St. | A, C, E, L to Eighth Ave./14th St. | 1, 2, 3 to 14th St. | F, V, L to Sixth Ave./14th St.

Boundaries: Houston St. to 14th St., Sixth Ave. to Hudson River

Housing

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The Archives, 666 Greenwich Street by Rockrose. A landmarked 479-unit rental building.

Living in the West Village is not cheap the median rent here will likely get you a shoebox compared to other parts of the city. As of September 2016, the average rent is $4,357 and the median rent is $3,900.  Rents at Rockrose’s 666 Greenwich Street start at $4,300 for a loft studio.

Average Rent Summary

Studio $2,632

1 BR $3,752

2 BR $4,321

3 BR $6,721

Quality of Life

Number of Trees = 3,183

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Spring is beautiful in the West Village.

Bars & Restaurants

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The weekend scene at Extra Virgin.

Best bar food: Corner Bistro

Best sports bar to maybe get free pizza: Village Tavern

Best bar for inventive cocktail names: Bar Sardine

Best cocktail bar on top of a Five Guys: The Garret

Best live jazz plus ping pong bar, ever: Fat Cat

Best cocktails: Little Branch

Best whiskey bar: Highlands

(Source: Thrillist.com)

 

Shopping

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Bleecker Street is a particularly good place to indulge all sorts of shopping; high-fashion foragers prowl the stretch between West 10th Street and 8th Avenue. Hudson Street and Greenwich Avenue are also prime boutique-browsing territories.

 

Famous Celebrities

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It’s not hard to spot a celeb like T Swift!

Brooke Shields,  Calvin Klein, Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, Courtney Love, Daniel Radcliffe, Heather Mills, Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Sofia Coppola, Yoko Ono

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