City Guides: Greenwich / West Village

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I’m so stoked to be sharing with you all another NYC city guide on the blog today! Greenwich and the West Village are two of our favorite neighborhoods to explore in Manhattan. So much to see. So much to do. And of course, my favorite, so much to eat! The only challenge is trying to find enough time to do it all!

One of the things Derek and I love most is how much culture there is within these two areas. From soulful jazz sessions to live music and performances in the park, we’ve learned to be sure and have ours ears open and eyes peeled when walking these streets. You truly never know what you might stumble upon. That, is the true beauty of Greenwich and the West Village!

Below are some of our favorite places to visit while in this area…

Eats – Sitdowns:

42 Grove Street (212) 255-3590
(yes, that is a waffle sandwich with bacon, drizzled with maple syrup!)

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Bluestone Lane
55 Greenwich Avenue (646) 368-1988
(This place has the best brekkie boards. Not to mention everything tastes so, amazingly fresh!)

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Hummus Place
71 7th Avenue (212) 924-2022

Tea & Sympathy
108 Greenwich Ave (212) 989-9735
(Transport yourself across the pond & have a British moment with afternoon tea!)

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Mole New York
57 Jane Street (212) 206-7559
(Go for happy hour – delicious guac, margs & sangria!)


Eats – Quickbites:

Joe’s Pizza
7 Carmine Street (212) 366-1182
(One of New York’s most famous – so good. Don’t let the line scare you, totally worth it!)


5 Carmine Street (212) 255-4874
(Handcrafted gelato, on a stick. Need I say more?)


Amy’s Bread
250 Bleecker Street (212) 675-7802
(The carbs are worth it, promise!)

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Magnolia’s Bakery
401 Bleecker Street (212) 462-2572
(You know, the famous Sex & the City bakery!)


*Be sure not to feed the little chirpers, unless you want this to happen.
(Remember here!?)


Sweet Revenge
62 Carmine Street (212) 242-2240
(Scrumptious, HUGE cupcakes! Read more here.)


Things to Do:

Take in authentic jazz at Small’s Jazz Club.
(Read more about this club tucked in a basement here.)


Meander around the various street markets.


Play pool, scrabble, shuffleboard, and ping-pong at Fat Cat.
(All while listening to live music! Read more here.)


Go kayaking for free on the Hudson River.
(Technically not in the West Village, but close enough. Read our adventure here.)

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Don’t Miss Out On:

Washington Square Park
(Such a beautiful park – no matter what time of year.)


So much culture in this one park! I absolutely LOVE taking my time walking through, embracing it all, no matter what season.



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