West Village, NYC neighborhood guide
The West Village, NYC thrives and is one of the most popular nabes to frequent. Whether you’re sifting through the area’s record and vintage stores, grabbing cocktails at a izakaya-themed drinking den with your best chums, or attending an epic drag performance, the Village is jam-packed with historic and new gems. The area’s bohemian population may have dwindled years ago, but a few old landmarks remain. Raise a glass at one of the most legendary bars in NYC, White Horse Tavern, a favorite of such literary luminaries as Ezra Pound, Norman Mailer and Dylan Thomas, or enjoy a jazz set at the legendary Village Vanguard. While the gay scene has largely migrated north, the West Village played a pivotal role in the gay-rights movement, and many shops, bars and restaurants along Christopher Street from Sheridan Square to the Hudson River pier are out, loud and proud, including the historic Stonewall Inn.
RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Manhattan, NYC