Greenwich Village, Manhattan Places

Part of our Manhattan travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Greenwich Village, including Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, Bryant Park and Strand Bookstore.
  • The best place in Greenwich Village Manhattan: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

    28 East 20th Street
    Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, closed Federal holidays. $3 adults, children under 16 free, guided tours available. A designated National Historic Site, Roosevelt lived at this site from his birth in 1858 until the age of 14 years. The building is not the original - that was demolished in 1916 - but a reconstruction erected by admirers only three years later in 1919 after Roosevelt's death, and subsequently furnished with many of the original fittings and memorabilia of the 26th US President by Roosevelt's wife and sisters.
    Chelsea food nearby
  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Main Library, 42nd St and 6th Ave
    Located behind the Main Library, this shady park is an excellent spot to relax and get some good views of the surrounding skyscrapers. The park has free wireless internet, a children's carousel, several food and drink kiosks, and seasonal shows such as Fashion Week.
    Greenwich Village eat nearby
  • Strand Bookstore

    Strand Bookstore

    828 Broadway
    One of the foremost used bookstores in New York, reportedly housing over 18 miles of shelf space, all of it crammed to capacity. A recent renovation has opened up the space tremendously, though that will be a surprise to any newcomer, who will marvel at the wall-to-wall crowds.
    East Village
  • Film Forum

    Film Forum

    209 W Houston St
    Nonprofit cinema showcasing independent and art film.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Anthology Film Archives

    Anthology Film Archives

    32 Second Avenue
    A varied program of unique films, both repertory and new, most playing for only one or two screenings. Many of the films shown here can't be seen anywhere else (for better or worse). It also plays host to several film festivals yearly.
    East Village eat nearby
  • Northwest Film Forum

    Northwest Film Forum

    1515 12th Ave
    Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, 360 days a year, as well as quarterly world premiere live performances.
    Greenwich Village restaurants nearby
  • Here Arts Center

    Here Arts Center

    145 6th Ave
    Performing arts venue.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Cooper Union

    Cooper Union

    Cooper Square
    Cooper Union was until recently the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering. They recently started charging tuition for regular classes but still give free extension courses. The college, established in 1859, occupies several buildings, but the most recognizable and famous is the Foundation Building, which is situated on the block to the south of Astor Place between the two branches of Cooper Square (one being the southward extension of 3rd Av. and the other, an avenue that connects the Bowery with 4th Av. at Astor Place). The college, the legacy of Peter Cooper, occupies a special place in the history of American education.
    East Village eat nearby
  • Ottendorfer Library

    Ottendorfer Library

    135 Second Avenue
    M, W 10AM-6PM, Tu, Th 10AM-8PM, F-Sa 10AM-5PM. The oldest continuously existing free lending library in New York, it was originally designed in 1884 as a "Deutsches Bibliothek" when this neighborhood was part of Kleindeutschland (Little Germany) and now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library. A lovely red brick building, it contains reliefs of heroes of German culture such as Goethe. Another part of the building, constructed as a "Deutsches Dispensary," stopped functioning as a clinic several years ago and has lain vacant ever since.
    East Village restaurants nearby
  • Caracas Arepa Bar

    Caracas Arepa Bar

    93 E 7th St
    A small restaurant specializing in arepas, the Venezuelan answer to empanadas. They also serve Venezuelan empanadas, salads, desserts, etc., and very good fresh-squeezed juices. You may have to wait on line for a table at peak hours, but it is a very relaxing place to eat at the bar on off-hours. Prices have increased substantially ($6 for one arepa), but the lunch specials are still the best value.
    East Village
  • Blue Note

    131 West 3rd St.
    (between 6th Av. and Macdougal St.), ☎ +1 212 475-8592. Also has a lineup of famous jazz and blues performers. It feels a little more like a bar (with people talking during the show) and a little less like a venue that's only about the music.
    Greenwich Village eat nearby
  • JAS Mart

    133 2nd Av
    JAS Mart, 133 2nd Av., (212) 420-6370, is actually on St. Marks Place just west of 2nd Av. Sunrise Mart, 29 3rd Av. (2nd floor - accessible by elevator), (212) 598-3040, is actually on Stuyvesant St. Both of these stores are extensively patronized by Japanese residents of New York.
    East Village
  • Richland County Hisorical Museum

    7th Avenue & 2nd Street North
    Located near the entrance of Chahinkapa Park. Open 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed during the winter. Tel: (701) 642-3075.
    Chelsea food nearby
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum

    Corner of New York & Broadway
    A collection of unique firefighting memorabilia set in Aurora's old Central Fire Station, built in 1894.
    Greenwich Village eat nearby
  • McSorley's Old Ale House

    McSorley's Old Ale House

    15 E 7th St
    M-Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 1PM-1AM. The oldest pub in continuous operation in New York, this small pub packs up fast. Sawdust on the floors, McSorleys beer only that comes in pairs, this place is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. The ancient chandelier above the bar has turkey wishbones dating from WW1 when a turkey dinner was thrown for the departing soldier and the wishbone was hung up till he returned. Abraham Lincoln drank there and Teddy Roosevelt's signature graces the walls. Boisterous atmosphere and cheap food too!
    East Village
  • Generation Records

    210 Thompson Street
    Best place in the city to buy hardcore, metal, industrial, punk, and alternative records.
    Greenwich Village
  • Village Vanguard

    178 7th Avenue South
    Presents a great lineup of jazz performers in a quiet room (except for the music) that has good acoustics.
    Greenwich Village eat nearby
  • Bitter End

    147 Bleeker St
    Historic music club ("New York's Oldest Rock Club") opened in 1961 with legendary 60's acts before they were legendary. Some of the acts to play here include Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Jim Croce, David Crosby, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie...you get the idea. Still has several live acts each night for little or no cover charge. Extremely intimate bar atmosphere.
    Greenwich Village restaurants nearby
  • Blue Hill

    Blue Hill

    75 Washington Place
    An upscale American restaurant known for its fresh ingredients and subtlety. Call ahead for reservations.
    Greenwich Village
  • Union Square Café

    Union Square Café

    21 East 16th Street
    Lunch M-Sa 12PM-2:15PM; dinner Su-Th 6PM-10:15PM, F-Sa 6PM-11:15PM. One of New York's best-loved restaurants, serving great American and Italian cuisine with flair and crisp style. Osso buco, tuna burgers, roast vegetables and corn pudding are fine examples of the dishes created using the best local and seasonal produce from the Café's neighbor, the Union Square Farmers' Market. Mains in excess of $30 average. Reservations recommended.
    Chelsea
  • Strip House is a privately owned fine dining chain of steakhouses with outposts in New York, Livingston, New Jersey, Houston, Naples, Key West, and Las Vegas.
    Greenwich Village
  • Kee's Chocolates

    Kee's Chocolates

    80 Thompson St
    M-F 9AM-7PM, Sa-Su 11AM-7PM. Chocolates are $2.45 each. Macaroons are $2.55 each. Kee is widely considered by chocolate-lovers to be one of the best artisanal chocolatiers in New York. Anyone who likes chocolate will find some of her creations interesting and enjoyable. Among her truffles are balsamic, fennel, smoked salt, and Thai chili, as well as less unusual flavors like almond and hazelnut praline.
    Greenwich Village
  • Magnolia Bakery

    Magnolia Bakery

    401 Bleecker St
    World Renowned Bakery Famous for Classic American Baked Goods and Desserts
    Greenwich Village
  • Max Brenner

    Max Brenner

    841 Broadway
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    Gramercy
  • B Bar and Grill

    B Bar and Grill

    40 E 4th St
    Restaurant and bar, this place caters mostly to the bar and club crowd.
    East Village
  • Blue Ribbon

    Blue Ribbon

    97 Sullivan St
    Good food, Good people, Good Times!
    Greenwich Village
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