Washington Square Park
What was once a potter’s field and a square for public executions is now the unofficial town square of the Village, and plays host to...
New York University
In 1831 Albert Gallatin, formerly Secretary of the Treasury under President Thomas Jefferson, founded an intimate center of higher...
Church of the Ascension
In the 1840s, pagan Greek Revival architecture was abandoned for the spiritual Gothic, reaching toward the heavens and echoing English...
Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Greenwich Village)
The renowned Portland roaster is helping to reinvent the NYC cafe scene with its exquisitely made brews. It has an elegant interior with...
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
Just north of Washington Square Park, this is a refreshingly affordable part of Mario Batali’s empire, a pizza palace where thin pizzas...
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Washington Mews information
Private stables converted into homes line one side of the picturesque Washington Mews. Gaslights and horses have disappeared, but the tiny alley still embodies the essence of old New York. Famous residents have included writers Sherwood Anderson and Walter Lippman, and artist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum. It's surrounded now by New York University, which owns some of the properties.