6.5 out of 10

Greenwich Ave, West Village

Ranked 22nd best street in West Village
40.7364910424934 -74.0010536415116
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The highlight of the West Village"

Sandwiched away in the heart of the West Village, Greenwich Avenue (not to be confused with Greenwich Street or Greenwich village) is a refreshing breath of authenticity amid the too-pristine theatres and studied bohemia of NYU's virtual campus. Boasting New York City's own "Little England," a collection of shops and tea houses dominated by the pricey pub-import Tea and Sympathy (order more than a cuppa when you go; limited space and high demand means you'll be faced with a sizeable order-minimum), which boasts Shepherd's Pie and Treacle Pudding alongside its leafy delights. The ambiance here is far more casual and friendly that you'll find elsewhere in the West Village; it feels less like a museum and more like a bona fide neighborhood. While it's somewhat less aesthetically pleasing than nearby brownstones on West 4th Street and similar roads, it's nevertheless ideal for a family looking to recapture the glory of the Village gone by.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"A lot packed onto a little street"

Greenwich Ave (not to be confused with Greenwich Street) is one of the major streets in the West Village which is strange because the street isn't very big. There's a park at 8th ave and a few really odd shops at West 13th -- like a soap store. Tea and Sympathy is on this street just past 13th and I love this place. It's such a fun place for gals to go on a rainy afternoon and get some tea and biscuits.
Benny's Burrito is on Greenwich at Jane and it is surprisingly edible. I really didn't think it would be by the looks of the place but I decided to go because it's always so crowded. Not my favorite place in the world but I would go back. There is now a giant Equinox at the corner of 12th where a movie theatre used to be and I'm really annoyed that not only was the movie theatre replaced but that it was by a gym. There are no theatres on the west side now but I guess I'm gonna have to get over it. There's a Two Boots at 11th and I actually do rather enjoy this pizza, I must admit. There are tons of little food joints around Charles street but none that I frequent or recommend. Right at west 10th is the garden that Miranda got married in in Sex and the City. It used to be a Women's Detention center that Mae West was once held in.
Greenwich isn't the most dynamic street on the west side but it's definitely bustley. I would never want to live on this street though. It's just not quaint but maintains the price point of all of the surrounding quaint streets. The very recently defunct St Vincent's hospital is on this street. So, there's a lot more riffraff milling about than usual.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Cool factor
Cons
  • Busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"A sketch of Greenwich Avenue"

Greenwich Avenue is in Manhattan’s West Village. It runs from 6 Av to 8 Av. It is another typical Manhattan street, with restaurants and shops. I normally walk there to go to the video store, but I have never tried its restaurants. They seem to be less pretentious than the ones you find in the surrounding streets. The part between 6 Av and 7 Av is noisy and crowded with cars, but it gets quieter toward 8 Av. I think that one can easily live in that part of the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Food, Fun, and Brits"

Walking down Greenwich Avenue in the West Village exposes you to some of the greatest restaurants NYC has to offer, all under the radar. Maracas does a great, young brunch, $20 with tax & tip for meal and free unlimited brunch drinks. The older crowd can get their kicks at Elephant & Castle, which has some of the best food in the city without any flourishes. For the Anglophiles, Tea & Sympathy (store) and A Salt & Battery (fish & chips) are tons of fun. Other restaurants and specialty boutiques abound.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"About Greenwich Avenue"

Famous for its popular restaurants, high-end hotels, buildings, movie and/or TV sets (Jefferson Market Greening was where Miranda of Sex and City got married), and good bookstores, made Greenwich Avenue also one of the most famous avenue in New York. It also has a great number of tourists visiting here everyday.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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