The West Village is the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Though there are no exact boundaries, the area is usually defined as bounded by the Hudson River and either Sixth Avenue or Seventh Avenue, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Chelsea to the north, the South Village, and the newly invented (2009) area called Hudson Square to the south, and Greenwich Village to the east. The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a multitude of small restaurants, shops and services. The area is part of Manhattan Community Board 2.
Known as "Little Bohemia" starting in 1916, West Village is the center of the bohemian lifestyle on the West Side, with classic artist's lofts (Westbeth Artists Community) and new residential towers designed by American architect Richard Meier facing the Hudson River at 173-176 Perry Street.
The High Line connects the historic district to the art galleries in Chelsea and points north. The elevated train tracks running parallel to Tenth Avenue have been converted to an open greenway. The tracks once served the businesses in the area, but have been long abandoned. Instead of demolishing the structure, the unique features have been used to benefit the entire city.
LOCAL PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT
THE HIGH LINE 122 Gansevoort St.
PIER 40 353 West St.
JACKSON SQUARE West 13th St. and Greenwich Ave.
JAMES J. WALKER PARK Hudson and Clarkson St.
CHRISTOPHER PARK Grove and Christopher St.
PETER COOPER PARK 4th Ave. and East 7th St.
CHERRY LANE THEATRE 38 Commerce St.
SMALLS 183 West 10th St.
THE 55 BAR 55 Christopher St.
CAFFE VIVALDI 32 Jones St.
TAIM FALAFEL & SMOOTHIE BAR 222 Waverly Pl.
BLUE RIBBON DOWNING STREET BAR 34 Downing St.
THE MUDTRUCK 7th Ave and West 4th St.
PEARL OYSTER BAR 18 Cornelia St.
PERILLA 9 Jones St.
WESTVILLE 210 West 10th St.
LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St.
INO CAFÉ & WINE BAR 21 Bedford St.
ANNISA 13 Barrow St
41 GREENWICH AVENUE 41 Greenwich Ave.
SANPANINO 494 Hudson St.
GRADISCA RESTAURANT 126 West 13th St.
MARKET TABLE 54 Carmine St.
EN JAPANESE BRASSERIE 435 Hudson St.
PEPE VERDE 559 Hudson St.
AEDES DE VENUSTAS 9 Christopher St.
THREE LIVES & COMPANY 154 West 10th St.
BONNIE SLOTNICK COOKBOOKS 163 West 10th St.
EARNEST SEWN 821 Washington St.
BOOKBOOK 266 Bleecker St.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 417 West 14th St.
UNOPPRESSIVE NON-IMPERIALIST BARGAIN BOOKS 34 Carmine St.
THE INK PAD 22 8th Ave.
HOUSING WORKS THRIFT SHOP 245 West 10th St.
APPLE STORE 401 West 14th St.
PARTNERS & CRIME 44 Greenwich Ave.
MATT UMANOV GUITARS 273 Bleecker St.
SOAPOLOGY 67 8th Ave.
YAMAK 321 Bleecker St.
GREENWICH LETTERPRESS 39 Christopher St.
LOCAL HEALTH CLUBS
MCBURNEY YMCA 125 West 14th St.
INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE 227 West 13th St.
YAMUNA BODY ROLLING STUDIO 132 Perry St.
EQUINOX 97 Greenwich Ave.
PRINTING HOUSE FITNESS + SQUASH CLUB 421 Hudson St.
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB 225 Varick St.
125 7th Ave.
YOGA-YOGA 102 West 14th St.
CRUNCH 152 Christopher St.
THE ACADEMY OF ST. JOSEPH 111 Washington Pl.
VILLAGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL 487 Hudson St.
ST. LUKE’S SCHOOL 487 Hudson St.
CHELSEA DAY SCHOOL 345 West 14th St.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY http://www.nyu.edu/
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGIES 7 Cornelia St.
PRATT INSTITUTE 144 West 14th St.
1, 2, 3, A, B, C, D, E, F, L, M
M8, M11, M14A, M21
6TH PRECINCT 233 West 10th St.
LOCAL POST OFFICES
US POST OFFICE 201 Varick St.
SAINT VINCENT’S CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTERS OF NEW YORK 153 West 11th St.
SAINT VINCENT’S HOSPITAL MANHATTAN 170 West 12th St.