The cobblestone streets and brownstone buildings are just part of the charm of these artsy and character-filled downtown neighborhoods.

With a wide variety or restaurants, bars, cafés, parks, and more, look no further than the Greenwich and West Villages in your search for the perfect New York City apartment.


WHERE TO: get the best New York bagel.

Murray’s Bagels500 Avenue of the Americas

Their soft, doughy bagels and large selection of both classic and specialty spreads make Murray’s the best around.

Top an everything bagel with kalamata olive cream cheese for an explosion of flavor.


WHERE TO: enjoy a getaway lunch.

Palma28 Cornelia Street

Munch on Palma’s delicious Sicilian food in their beautiful backyard garden oasis.


Hudson Clearwater447 Hudson Street

Hide away on the quaint patio of the West Village’s “secret restaurant”, tucked on the corner of Hudson and Morton.


WHERE TO: watch an off-Broadway show.

Barrow Street Theatre27 Barrow Street

This small theater provides you with intimate live productions of your favorite plays.


WHERE TO: start your bar crawl.

White Horse Tavern567 Hudson Street

A landmark for the creatives of New York, some notable patrons of White Horse Tavern include Dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer, Jim Morrison, and The Clancy Brothers.


The Stonewall Inn53 Christopher Street

Famous for being the birthplace of the gay liberation movement, The Stonewall Inn turns into a night-time party where all are welcome


Vin Sur Vingt201 West 11th Street

Come to this intimate French wine bar for a refined list of wine options and friendly service.


Jane Ballroom113 Jane Street

With its lavish decor, great music, and plenty of room to dance, Jane Ballroom will set you up for a fun night out.


WHERE TO: catch live music.

Village Vanguard178 Seventh Avenue

Eight decades of jazz have made this venue a well-renowned and popular host for music-lovers all over.



If the beauty and culture of the Greenwich and West Villages make them the ideal neighborhoods for you, contact Manhattan luxury apartment broker Platinum Properties to assist you in finding the perfect apartment.

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