Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

I lived in New York, for a short time, several years ago. Although I don't exactly know why, I still regret that I never got to visit Greenwich Village. Maybe someday!

Greenwich Village, commonly referred to as "the Village" is a predominantly residential neighborhood, located on Lower Manhattan's west side. It officially became a village in 1712 and was added to the U.S. Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Today, it is home to a large percentage of upper middle class families. From the late 19th to mid 20th century, Greenwich Village was a well-known gathering place and haven for starving artists and writers as well as those who enjoyed the bohemian lifestyle.

It's interesting to note that Jimi Hendrix was so taken by the neighborhood; he built his sound studio there.

The Village is a popular tourist destination. There are numerous things to see and do there. If you love to shop, you'll enjoy all the small boutiques there. Hairy Mary's Vintage and Design, located on Orchard Street, is just one of them. If you're in to retro clothing, you won't want to miss it.

If you're a music lover, Bleeker Street Records and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex are both "must sees." This record store has a HUGE selection of vinyl records. How cool is that?

Feeling hungry in Greenwich Village won't pose a problem. You'll find everything from burgers to Italian to French to Sushi to everything in between.

Have you ever visited the Village? If so, I hope you'll take a minute to share your favorite memory. My inquiring mind wants to know.