5.2 out of 10

Greene St, Greenwich Village

40.7294061724853 -73.9956211909194
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Nothing to write home about"

Greene, as far as it runs through Greenwich, is highly uneventful. There aren't really any restaurants and bars and the buildings are all pretty ugly. The area is overrun by students and the buildings are all quite lackluster thanks to NYU. I'm not keen on this street, but fortunately, it has a pretty short run through the village.
The corner of Greene and 8th is where Jackson Pollack used to live. I guess he knocked to a wall to make a mural for the Guggenheims. There's a great cosmetics chain called Ricky's on the bottom of the building now. You need anything girly, this is the place. The corner of Waverly and Greene holds the Asche Building which is the site of the Shirtwaist Factory of 1911. About 150 people died (mostly young girls) because they were locked into their workroom on the 8th floor and the fire ladder only went up seven stories. It was an abominable tragedy and started the workers' rights movement. The building is supposed to be incredibly haunted. . . i.e. it's a stop on pretty much every ghost tour in the city. Edward Koch lived just across Washington Place on 14 from 1965 through his tenure as Mayor. It was rent controlled and I think it's pretty cool that he stayed even when he could have lived in Gracie Mansion.
The rest of the street is entirely NYU buildings. Once you cross NYU, you're officially in Soho, so the entirety of the street in this neighborhood is school. And, like the rest of NYU, nothing on the street is interesting that is involved with the university.
  • Close to cool stuff
  • No restaurants
  • No bars
  • NYU
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Students

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