You’ve just set foot in one of the most bustling neighborhoods of Manhattan, renown for its popular cafes, bars and going out spots but you’re unsure where to start? We’ve got the top 5 spots you should check out just below! Here by mistake and you’re actually looking for the food spots? Don’t worry, here’s the link so you can read both!
West 4th Train Station and Walk East
One of the most popular spots of Greenwich Village due to the fact that it is centrally placed in the neighborhood as well as that many NYU and New School students spend their lunches and afternoons here studying. It is also the home of many musicians and artists who play in the park. The constant electric energy of bustling crowds and personalities that revolve around Washington Square Park make it an attractive place to spend an afternoon at and to meet new people, this is a definite go-to for anyone in the neighborhood.
117 Macdougal Street
One of the most infamous spots for a hilarious night out is the Comedy Cellar, founded in 1982, and has been rocking countless comedy nights since. No doubt you’ve heard of comedians such as Louis C.K. , Jon Stewart, Aziz Ansari and many others. Just be sure to check out the line-up of who will be on when you visit to maximize your laughter! The Comedy Cellar is almost always fully packed with the usual neighborhood crowd of Greenwich village, which makes for a fun and electric night out.
92 Perry Street
Ever heard of the A.P. C. Clothing brand? If not, you don’t have to worry. If you have, then you shouldn’t be surprised at the fact that most of their clothing items are high quality yet also very highly priced. The A. P. C. Surplus is a great middle ground for most shoppers as you get to find all the A. P. C. clothing that has been put into surplus and not been sold, so you’ll be guaranteed to snag yourself some crazy deals and high prices cut down to low! It’s worth checking out or at least walking through the store to get a feel of their inventory.
4- IFC Center
323 6th Avenue
The IFC Center in Greenwich Village is one of the coolest spots and art hubs the neighborhood has to offer. Opened after a heavy renovation in 2005, the IFC Center now boasts constant events, special screenings and independent movies where you are definitely going to find something to your liking. Every November, it also hosts New York’s Documentary Festival , as well as many theatrical premiers.
99 Gansevoort Street
Often referred to as simply ‘The Whitney’, the museum remains one of the most prominent art museums in New York. Founded in 1930, it reigns as a must go-to museum in Manhattan by New Yorkers and Tourists alike. The Whitney is most known for consistently purchasing art works the same year that they were created, as well as having an enormously broad collection of art pieces— with a collection ranging upwards from 24,000 artworks from more than 3,500 artists.