Greenwich Village | UBIQ New York

Greenwich Village

Young and lively, with intimate cafes and small town charm that meets metropolitan vibe. Dining spots with lots of characters and endless specialty stores. Old bookstores, legendary stand-up comedy and jazz venues, the area is chic and considerate. It easy access to both uptown and downtown neighborhoods, vicinity to a park filled with street artists, plenty of places to study, the presence of Ivy League school NYU, makes it a favorite of locals, intellectuals and out-of-town students.

Where Is

The Locals

A mix of longtime New Yorkers, young students, filmmakers, young professionals, activist mix up with tourists and protesters who meet up in Washington Square Park.

What's to Love

Small-town appeal and metropolitan feeling the area is expensive but not prohibitive, and with walk-ups, brownstones, and doorman buildings and there are option for different picks.

What's Not to Expect

New flashy newly built high-rise condo or spacious apartments. Homes generally need some work and renovation and kitchen and bathrooms tend to be on the tiny side.

Greenwich Village Look & Feel

European vibe, creative, eclectic lively it feels at the same time intimate and edgy.

Great Eats Cool Drinks & Nights Out & Entertainment

Battery Park City isn’t known for its restaurants or nightlife, and offers less than some other areas in lower Manhattan. Top choices however include:

Top Bars:

  • Up & Up
  • Corkbuzz
  • Pegu Club

Top Restaurants:

  • Mermaid Oyster Bar
  • Lupa
  • Minetta Tavern
  • Carbone

Parks & Rec

Washington Square Park

Guest Lodging

Cozy stylish accommodation like the Washington Square Hotel and the Marlton Hotel coexist with more mainstream options like the Standard and the W Hotel.

Public Transportation

Transportation options:


Main Commute Times:

Grand Central 20m by train, 10m by car
Union Square 10m by train, 5m by car
Wall Street 20m by train, 10m by car

Car Travel

Owning a car is difficult, since garages are expensive and street parking hardly ever available.

Distance from main airports by car:

LaGuardia: 35 minutes
JFK: 25 minutes
Newark: 35 minutes

Surrounding Neighborhood