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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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Walking in NYC (The West Village, Manhattan)

Let me invite you to see one of NYC most amazing places to live. The West Village. This area is actually part of a much bigger neighborhood called the Greenwich Village. But since the neighborhood is too big, I decided to just concentrate on anything west of 6th avenue, South of 14th Street (Minus the Meat Packing District) and North of Hudson Street. This neighborhood has also been a mecca for gays and artists. But lately it has become too expensive for the newer generation. There are tons of Boutique shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

Well I hope you enjoy this neighborhood thru my photos. If you are ever visiting NYC, I highly recommend you take a stroll. Just don't get lost, since a lot of the streets tend to curved and run off the grid. Oh yeah and it was a very cold day when I took these photos.

Thanks for viewing my photos. And please leave me a comment.


West Village, Manhattan

The West Village is western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Though there are no defined boundaries, the area is usually defined as bounded by the Hudson River and either Sixth Avenue or Seventh Avenue, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Chelsea to the north, the Hudson Square section of SoHo to the south, and the core of Greenwich Village to the east.

A sub-neighborhood, the Far West Village, extends from the Hudson River to Hudson Street.

The neighborhood is distinguished by streets that are "off the grid" — set at an angle to the other streets in Manhattan — sometimes confusing both tourists and city residents alike.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Village,_Manhattan



1. The famous gay statues in the West Village. Facing this little park (Christopher Park) is that gay bar Stonewall, where the 1969 gay riots started. Eventually all the gay celebrations in the world originated after these protests.


2. Looking away from Christopher Park.


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5. Looking back at at Christopher Park.


6. Old residential towers rise on this area.


7. On 6th Avenue.


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9. Now on 7th Avenue.


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19. One of those expensive fitness clubs Equinox.


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21. That white building built in the 50's is own by Saint Vincent Hospital, the biggest Hospital in the West Village.


22. Apartment towers.


23. An Art Deco style apartment building.


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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:04 AM   #2
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26. A great looking church.


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32. Magnolias Cup Cakes, made famous by Sex in the City is on this street.


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35. A wonderful victorian public library on Greenwich Avenue and 6th Avenue.


36. Yes Gay street.


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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:05 AM   #3
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51. Lots of boutique shops and restaurants in the West Village.


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70. Someone told me that the Bill Cosby show was actually film on this block.


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73. You can still find cobblestone streets.


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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:06 AM   #4
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85. A cool old factory building.


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91. Now I am at the hudson park along the river.


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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:31 AM   #5
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WOW

Beautiful. I want to go ...
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Old January 21st, 2008, 02:32 AM   #6
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:o dam i gota get out there one of these days... must be realy beutifull with the leaves and plant life in the summertime
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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:12 AM   #7
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Wow awesome photos!
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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GREAT pics!!!
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:33 AM   #9
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Wow that takes me back.... the memories - sigh.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:45 AM   #10
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Great tour, Krull!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:26 AM   #11
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Thank you for looking in and commenting on my photo tour. I spend hours to do these photo tours of these neighborhoods. I just have to get nicer photos to post here. Plus I have to get lunch.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:47 AM   #12
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Very cool tour. It seems like a beautiful place to live.
Thanks for sharing these pics.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:25 AM   #13
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Great tour! Thanks for showing!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:18 AM   #14
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Awesome tour!

NY boys are hot

It's good to see the Greenwich Village hasn't lost all of its gayness to development. It would have been such an interesting area to live in when the gay rights movement was first starting.

Thanks for the brilliant photos again Krull.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM   #15
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Damn, I knew I should not have viewed them because I miss NYC so much!!! Great collection of photos!
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:52 PM   #16
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Awesome pics Krull, the best neighbourhood in manhattan!!!

What is the average cost of an apartment in that area???
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:01 PM   #17
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I can't say the West Village is the greatest urban neighborhood in the world because I've not been to most cities...but I've been there a lot and to me, it is. The one neighborhood all others should live up to. I hope this isn't too much praise, but I've had such great times there over the years.
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Love this neighborhood.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #19
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Glad you guys are enjoying this thread!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #20
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What is the average cost of an apartment in that area???
Well it is probably one of most expensive neighborhoods in the city.

Lets see...

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one-bedroom apartments in the West Village average $3,035 a month
http://aazaria.blogspot.com/2007/07/...expensive.html

Here is another website that compare prices in NYC neighborhoods...

http://www.tregny.com/cms-manhattan-...enwich-village

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Whaaat? Studio Offered for $2.1 Million?


http://www.nysun.com/article/46926
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