West Village/East Village

Welcome to West Village/East Village

Two thrilling, yet relaxed and beautiful NYC enclaves


The East and West Villages are among the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City, and it's no wonder why. World-class cultural amenities, outstanding restaurants, and an exciting bar scene give the neighborhoods a lively and buzzing atmosphere. That said, the areas are distinctly calmer than the hustle and bustle of New York City’s commercial districts, due to the historic low-rise residences, a variety of green spaces, and many parks in the West and East Villages. Once a haven for artists and those seeking a bohemian lifestyle, the Villages maintain a free-spirited energy to this day. These two New York City enclaves are popular with young professionals, families, retirees, and even celebrities. 



What to Love

  • Relaxed, yet lively atmosphere
  • Amazing cultural amenities
  • Highly walkable
  • Accessible to all of New York City


Local Lifestyle

The West Village and East Village are two of the most iconic and historic neighborhoods in New York City. Situated in Lower Manhattan, these adjacent neighborhoods offer a unique blend of old and new, with cobblestone streets and quaint brownstones intermingling with lively bars and trendy restaurants. Drawing young professionals and artists alike, the area has a vibrant energy that is palpable as soon as you step into the neighborhood. The East Village is especially known for its nightlife scene, with numerous bars and clubs staying open until the early hours of the morning. In contrast, the West Village is more bustling during the daytime, with lively cafes and boutique shops lining the streets. No matter what time of day it is, though, both neighborhoods have a creative and exciting atmosphere that is uniquely New York.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

New York City is home to some of the best dining in the world, and the West Village and East Village are no exception. From casual eateries to upscale restaurants, there’s something for everyone in these two vibrant neighborhoods. For those looking for a quick bite, Banter serves a variety of sandwiches and salads, while Huertas specializes in Spanish tapas. 


For a more formal dining experience, Morandi serves rustic Italian fare, and Hearth offers seasonally-inspired New American cuisine. No matter what your taste buds are craving, you’re sure to find it in the West Village or East Village. 


There is no shortage of nightlife in the villages of lower Manhattan, with seemingly endless streets of great bars. East Village is home to some of the best nightlife in the city. The Happiest Hour is the place to go for celebrations. The bar is known for its lively atmosphere, retro style, and strong drinks. Stop by Katana Kitten for a great cocktail in a chill, Japanese-inspired environment. Of course, there is Employees Only, a bar inspired by the Prohibition era that is recognized as one of the best drinking establishments worldwide. 


The East Village is a shopper’s paradise, with a variety of unique stores to suit any taste. For the fashion-savvy, there’s Cloak and Dagger, where you can find vintage clothes and accessories. Pink Olive is perfect for those looking for gifts or presentations and their stylish wrapping paper and ribbons make your purchase look extra special. If you’re in need of new socks (or just want to treat yourself to a fun pair), The Sock Man has an unbeatable selection. With so many great options, you’re sure to find the perfect place to shop in the East Village.



Things to Do

West Village and East Village are two of New York City's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. West Village is home to The High Line, an elevated park that provides stunning views of the city. 


If you're looking for a dose of history, be sure to visit Washington Square Park. The neighborhood is also home to a number of art galleries and theaters. If you want to learn about the history of Ukraine and its impact on the United States, check out the Ukrainian Museum. To experience a slice of New York City’s LGBTQ history, be sure to visit The Stonewall Inn.




The Unified School District serves the West Village and the East Village.



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