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If you're lucky enough to find a Greenwich Village apartment rental, you get to experience life in one of New York City's most vibrant, funky, historic, and beautiful neighborhoods. Sometimes called Central Village to distinguish the area from its flanking neighborhoods, the West and East Villages, Greenwich Village is bounded on the south by Houston Street, to the north by 14th Street, and sits between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. To learn more about Greenwich Village's location, and transportation options, check out our page, "Where is Greenwich Village?" Greenwich Village apartments are in a neighborhood that has been called "The American Bohemia". Since before 1900, the Village has been home to countless artists, writers, poets, inventors, and notable intellectuals who have made significant contributions to American culture and counter-cultural ideas and movements. With its 40,000 students and 14 different schools and colleges, New York University now owns many of the buildings in Greenwich Village, often converting them into dorms. NYU students consider the area their campus, and Washington Square Park their "Quad". With all the hustle and bustle, Greenwich Village rentals can still be found on many lovely, tranquil residential streets. West 10th Street, for example, especially between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is one of the most charming blocks in all of New York City, and lower Fifth Avenue is the site of many majestic pre-war buildings, including the famous One Fifth, overlooking the Park. Washington Square Park is the colorful center of Greenwich Village activity, punctuated by the Washington Memorial Arch at the square's north end. Historically, Washington Square Park has been a parade ground, as well as the site of public executions, but today its pleasures are considerably less martial. Newly refurbished, the Park is an oasis for locals, students, and tourists alike, who visit to play chess, watch their dogs frolic in the dog run, bring their children to the playground, or just hang out around the large central fountain. Given the diversity and adventurous spirit of the Greenwich Village neighborhood, it's no surprise that there are plenty of terrific local restaurants and entertainment options for Greenwich Village apartment dwellers of every taste and budget. To give just one example, Greenwich Village real estate is surrounded by the most independent movie houses in New York City, with the IFC Center, the Angelika, the Quad, the Film Forum and Cinema Village-- all within walking distance of each other. Nightly dining choices for those who live in Greenwich Village apartments include Mario Batali's flagship Babbo (as well as his moderately priced Otto), the three-starred Gotham Bar and Grill, Japonica for huge slabs of sushi, Num Pang for seriously amazing Cambodian sandwiches, vegan delights at Gobo, and one of the best pizza slices in all of New York, at Joe's on Sixth Avenue. And if all of that isn't enough, any Greenwich Village apartment is within easy walking distance of just about every Manhattan subway line, making getting anywhere in the City, whether for work or play, a breeze.

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