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Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village , also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. Today Greenwich Village is a cosmopolitan neighborhood north of Lower Manhattan, home to celebrities and many young adults.

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The neighborhood is bounded by Broadway on the east, the Hudson River on the west, Houston Street on the south, and 14th Street on the north. The neighborhoods surrounding it are the East Village to the east, SoHo to the south, and Chelsea to the north. The East Village, which was formerly known as the Bowery or considered a bona fide part of the Lower East Side, is sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as part of Greenwich Village, but it is actually its own neighborhood. This area directly east of Greenwich Village was named the East Village in the 1980s in order to capitalize on the cachet of Greenwich Village. Many New Yorkers argue that the East Village is still a subsection of the Lower East Side. Contrarily, the West Village is actually part of Greenwich Village; it is that part of the Village west of 6th Avenue.

Greenwich Village was better known as Washington Square--based on the major landmark Washington Square Park or Empire Ward in the 19th century.





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