Often referred to as “the Village” by local residents, Greenwich Village is one of the most notable and sought after residential neighborhoods in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Surrounded by SoHo to the south, East Village to the east, and Chelsea to the north, Greenwich Village has an illustrious history as the setting for the ever popular cult classic television show Friends and as an artistic and literary community. Today, many students from New York University make Greenwich Village their home. However, this vibrant neighborhood maintains much of its charm and sophistication from years past.
Separated from the hustle and bustle of the main streets of New York, Greenwich Village features tree lined streets, large and beautifully renovated brownstones, and a smaller and more quintessential New England vibe. Escape from the rigors of life with a walk through Washington Square Park, considered the symbol of the Village. From its famous arch to the numerous benches, residents of Greenwich Village enjoy having the opportunity to spend the day lounging in green space.
As one of the most popular artistic areas of the city, Greenwich Village is also a hidden gem for theater and music lovers. Numerous off-Broadway theater companies and music venues dot the streets of Greenwich Village, including the Cherry Lane Theater, the Blue Note for live jazz, and the Bitter End, where some of the world’s most famous musicians, like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie, have performed.
Living in Greenwich Village apartments gives residents access to a variety of eclectic and excellent food from locations around the world. Grab a slice of pizza from Arturos, where every pizza is made in a coal oven and comes out crisp and thin, or enjoy a delicious meal from Mario Batali’s Babbo restaurant. Just be sure to book your table at Babbo’s at least six weeks in advance to ensure that you get the date and time you want.
Although Greenwich Village is still in New York City, residents of this Manhattan neighborhood appreciate the calm and refined vibe. The Greenwich Village apartments by Equity offer the latest in modern features with personalized service that delivers on excellence and luxury. The communities offered by Equity Residential range in size from a cozy studio with one bathroom to a stately two bedroom and two bathroom unit. Equity’s Greenwich Village apartments can feature granite countertops, on-site 24-hour fitness center, and beautiful hardwood floors.