7.0 out of 10

Greenwich St, West Village

40.7343753110703 -74.0071425527856
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Pretty quiet and clean for an Avenue of sorts"

Greenwich Street -- not to be confused with Greenwich Ave is actually 9th Avenue while Greenwich Ave is more like a street. It's weird, I know, but most of the West Village is wonky like that. 9th turns into Greenwich street right at the start of the West Village, so it's pretty unique to just that neighborhood and Tribeca. It really starts off with a bang because it turns into Greenwich right at a Christian Louboutin store. I don't get those shoes because they hurt like hell, but the women in New York seem to have an obsession. The street right outside the store is cobblestone, so I find it funny that you drop a grand on a pair of shoes and can't even wear them right outside the store.
I think that store is there just to let you know you're getting into some really expensive territory because outside of the Loub shop, the street is mostly residential. This is pretty bizarre for an Ave (of sorts) in Manhattan. Some really beautiful and crazy expensive homes are on Greenwich and the street is pretty quiet and tree-lined. There are a few shops and restaurants, like The Spotted Pig, but the area is predominantly a mix of high end apartments and very old, incredibly expensive townhouses.
Two of the most well known apartment complexes in the Village are on Greenwich: The Archives and the Printing House. They are both former commercial buildings -- The Federal Archives and a Printing House -- cum massive residential complexes. And, the apartments are magnificent. They are all huge and incredibly nice. I guess if I had that kind of money, I would rather live in a townhouse, but if you like conveniences like a doorman, elevator and a gym with a pool (which is rare in NY) then either one of these buildings is the place to be. I'm partial to the Archives, myself, but they're both great.
There's really not much to Greenwich other than money and quiet. But, Greenwich is within walking distance to pretty much eveything the West Village has to offer and it's lovely year-round. I wouldn't, personally, live on it if I could live anywhere. But, I wouldn't say no to it either.
  • Clean
  • Quiet
  • Predominantly residential
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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