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For the West Village development in Dallas, Texas, see West Village, Dallas

The West Village is west of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, bounded by the Hudson River and roughly Sixth Avenue, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Chelsea to the north and TriBeCa to the south. 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. These roads were paved in the colonial period, long before the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 which created the main street grid for the rest of the city. Even streets that are nominally part of the grid can be idiosyncratic, at best. West 4th Street crosses West 10th, 11th and 12th Streets, ending at an intersection with West 13th Street. Heading north on Greenwich Street, West 12th Street is separated by three blocks from Little West 12th Street, which in turn is one block south of West 13th Street. ·· Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City 997. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The West Village. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... Houston Street looking east, from The Bowery Houston Street looking west, from The Bowery Houston Street is a large east-west thoroughfare in downtown New York City. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... Citigroups Global Corporate and Investment Bank has its headquarters in TriBeCa. ... An 1807 version of the Commissioners Grid plan for Manhattan, a few years before it was adopted in 1811. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ...


The center of the bohemian lifestyle on the West Side, with classic artist's lofts (Westbeth Artists Community) and new residential towers designed by American architect Richard Meier facing the Hudson River at 173-176 Perry Street. The Meatpacking District at the top of this neighborhood, also known as the "Gansevoort Historic District", is filled with trendy boutiques and night clubs. Though a Bohemian is a native of the Czech province of Bohemia, a secondary meaning for bohemian emerged in 19th century France. ... The term loft mainly refers to two different types of rooms: An upper room or story in a building, directly under the roof, used either for storage (as in most private houses),for a specific purpose, eg. ... Located at 463 West Street in Manhattan, the Westbeth Artists Community is the largest such community in the world. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is a late twentieth century American architect known for his use of the color white. ... The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ...


The High Line project plans to connect the historic district to the art galleries in Chelsea and points north. In the plan, elevated train tracks running parallel to Tenth Avenue Avenue will be converted to an open greenway. The tracks once served the businesses in the area, but have been long abandoned. Instead of demolishing the structure, the unique features will benefit the entire city. The High Line (also known as the West Side Freight Line or the West Side Elevated Freight Railroad) is an abandoned 1. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... View of Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the Columbia University overpass between West 116th and 117th Streets View north from the overpass Tenth Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... The word greenway can refer to a fictional road in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth - see Greenway (Middle-earth) the former home of author Agatha Christie in Devon, England, now known for its exotic gardens - see Greenway Estate a green corridor of undeveloped land running through an urban...


Sites and attractions

The Jefferson Market Branch, New York Public Library is located along the Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) in Greenwich Village, New York City on a triangular plot formed by Greenwich Avenue and West 10th Street. ... The High Line (also known as the West Side Freight Line or the West Side Elevated Freight Railroad) is an abandoned 1. ... Hudson River Park extends from 59th Street to Battery Park (New York) in Manhattan. ... The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields is an Episcopal church in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City. ... The Stonewall Inn in January 2003 Stonewall Inn was the site of the famous Stonewall riots of 1969, which sparked a new militancy and the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States. ... The Village Vanguard is a famous jazz club, located at 178 Seventh Avenue (just below W 11th St. ... Located at 463 West Street in Manhattan, the Westbeth Artists Community is the largest such community in the world. ...

Subway service

A, C, E trains The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The E Eighth Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ...

1, 2, 3 trains The 14th Street station is an express station containing 2 island platforms and 4 tracks. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ... West Fourth Street–Washington Square is a station of the New York City Subway, located at West Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. ... The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... The 1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...

  • 14th Street on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
  • Christopher Street-Sheridan Square on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
  • Houston Street on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line

14th Street is an express station with two island platforms. ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... Christopher Street–Sheridan Square is a station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ...

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  • Gansevoort Historic District
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Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Borough President appoints members of Community Boards. ... The Manhattan Community Board 1 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Tribeca and Lower Manhattan in the borough of Manhattan. ... 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The Manhattan Community Board 11 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of East Harlem, El Barrio/Spanish Harlem, Wards and Randalls Island in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 12 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Inwood and Washington Heights in the borough of Manhattan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 221 KB) Summary The top floors of the Chrysler building seen from the east on 42nd Street in morning light. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Broadway at the intersection with Amsterdam Avenue, the Ansonia Hotel in the center Ansonia is a neighborhood in the Upper West Side section of Manhattan, New York City It is named after the Ansonia Hotel situated on Broadway. ... Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0. ... The Bowery is a well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other—running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. ... Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... New York City Hall Civic Center is a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan covering the area around New York City Hall. ... Columbus Circle Columbus Circle is a major landmark and point of attraction in New York City. ... View of Grand Street showing 26 years of cooperative development: Amalgamated Dwellings (1930) in the foreground with two of the Hillman Housing buildings (1947-50) behind it. ... Location The Diamond District is located on West 47th Street between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas ( Sixth Avenue ) in midtown Manhattan . ... Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ... A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock... Five Points (or The Five Points) was a notorious slum centered on the intersection of Worth St. ... The famous Flatiron building from which the district is named. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Governors Island is a 172 acre (696,000 m²) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan, of which it is legally a part, in New York City. ... Gramercy, also called Gramercy Park, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, focused around Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and 21st Streets. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood in Harlem in New York City. ... Harlem is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, long known as a major black cultural and business center. ... Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower (New York City) Hells Kitchen (also known as Clinton and Midtown West) is a neighborhood of New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Hudson Heights is a Manhattan neighborhood located within the larger area known as Washington Heights in New York City. ... Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on Manhattan Island in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... The Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan is the area between 23rd and 34th streets to the east of 3rd Avenue. ... Koreatown, or K-town as it is colloquially known, is generally bordered by 31st and 36th Sts. ... Lincoln Square is the name of both a square and the surrounding neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... A German band in New York, around 1876 Little Germany, also called in German Kleindeutschland was a densely populated German neighborhood around Tompkins Square, in an area bounded by Avenues A and B and 7th and 10th Sts, in the Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York. ... Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in lower Manhattan, New York City. ... Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco The Lower East Side is a neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Madison Square, 1908. ... Manhattan Valley is a small area of the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... 125th Street station at Broadway and 125th Street, one of Manhattanvilles primary landmarks Manhattanville is the part of Manhattan in New York City bordered on the south by Morningside Heights on the west by the Hudson river, on the east by Harlem and on the north by Hamilton Heights... Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ... The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Residental buildings on West 116th Street opposite Columbia University between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue For the El Paso, Texas neighborhood, see Morningside Heights, El Paso, Texas Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bounded by the Upper West Side, Morningside... The Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan extends south from 42nd street to meet the neighborhood of Gramercy (or Rose Hill/Curry Hill as the northern half of Gramercy is often referred to) at 29th street. ... NoHo can also refer to North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. ... Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta (North of Little Italy), is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Peter Cooper Village is a residential development on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. ... Radio Row was a warehouse district in lower Manhattan, New York City. ... Randalls Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ... Main Street on Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island, pop. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Soho is an area of central Londons West End in the borough the City of Westminster. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... View of central Manhattan from Stuyvesant Town. ... Sugar Hill is an neighborhood in the northern part of Harlem, Manhattan, New York City defined by 155th St. ... Sutton Place is a classically elegant neighborhood. ... Tenderloin was a neighborhood of the West Side of Manhattan north and east of Chelsea on the far West Side, which stretched south to West 14th Street and up to West 57th Street, from the mid 1800s to the 1920s. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Citigroups Global Corporate and Investment Bank has its headquarters in TriBeCa. ... Tudor City is an apartment complex located on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Turtle Bay is a neighborhood in New York City, on the east side of Midtown Manhattan. ... 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A section of Yorkville as seen from a high rise on Second Avenue and 87th Street Yorkville is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York City. ...


 
 

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