With its small town village feel, it is difficult to imagine that Greenwich Village is located in the midst of New York City. Greenwich Village became rapidly known as one of the principal centres of bohemian culture of New York given its numerous cultural and political events. Formerly appreciated by New York’s gay community, the Greenwich Village neighbourhood is now composed of cafés and eccentric boutiques, which attract many curious visitors. Today, following the rise in real estate prices, bohemian lifestyles have given way to more upper middle class ones, but Greenwich Village hasn’t lost its charm with its magnificent residences from the past.
Also worth discovering: Washington Square Park and its triumphal arch, dedicated to George Washington and built in 1895 from drawings by Stanford White to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of New York’s inauguration by George Washington. Not far away, the campus of the famous New York University and the monument “Gay Liberation“, the statue of George Segal located in Christopher Park.