The West Village preserves the charm of city planning gone by with well-kept nineteenth century brownstones and a fair amount of winding cobblestone streets. A bit preppier than its rockin’ cousin the East Village, the West Village still hosts a boisterous nightlife scene and sought after dining spots. Movie stars are known to call it home, while quaint cafes, independent designer shops, and trendy restaurants line the streets.

DINING

Blue Hill A sleek, elegant environment where the ingredients come from chef Dan Barber’s own upstate farm, making for super fresh haute barnyard cuisine . Fatty Crab Head here for spirited Malaysian food. Soto Take a seat at the polished, blonde-wood bar and sample the raw fish which is flown in from around the globe five times a week. WallsĂ© Classic cooking in a great European tradition.

RECREATION AND LANDMARKS

Jefferson Market Library Originally built as a courthouse, public outcry led to its reuse as a branch of the New York Public Library. Washington Square Park An iconic park marked by an iconic arch. White Columns An alternative art institution since 1969 showcasing work by new talents. Hudson River Park A waterfront park that encompasses 550 acres and five miles of uninterrupted bike path. Lucille Lortel Theatre A solid children’s theatre by up-and-coming talent.

West Village median sales prices

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