Embodied by exquisite prewar brownstones, the West Village is one of the most storied of all New York City neighborhoods. Many of its tree-lined streets were established well before the more common grid system that exists above 14th Street, and follow the old cattle and horse trails created by early West Village settlers. Some streets are still paved with cobblestones. Long associated with quaint shops, artists’ studios, cafes and eateries of all flavors, the West Village is home to such local fixtures as the Waverly Inn, Corner Bistro, White Horse Tavern and Magnolia Bakery.
Now fully in the mainstream, the West Village of today is a wealthy and prosperous neighborhood, the province of affluent professionals and big-name celebrities.
With access to three subway lines, the 1, 2, 3; A, C, E; and B, D; the West Village is a flexible starting point to reach many parts of Manhattan.