Area Attractions



Greenwich Village is home to New York University’s main campus, as well as Washington Square Park. The park is one of New York City’s most well known parks and is home to the Washington Square arch, raised to celebrate George Washington’s centennial as president of the United States. The arch was designed after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. The Grey Art Gallery, the Forbes Galleries, and 2-4-1 Wednesdays are some other places of interest in Greenwich Village.

Soho offers museums such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the CMA; a hands-on art museum for children, Westwood Gallery, and the New York City Fire Museum. Soho is also considered one of the fashion capitals of the world, which is reflected in the slew of boutiques and specialty stores. 

Chelsea holds such attractions as Peter McManus Café and the Starett-Lehigh Building. Chelsea market holds a variety of vendors, from fresh bakeries, to fish, to wine. There is also the Hayden Planetarium, New York Museum of Water, 303 Gallery, Chelsea Brewing Co., and Madison Square Garden. 

Tribeca is home to the Tribeca Film Festival and the Hook & Ladder Company #8, a firehouse that is still in use today where the Ghostbusters movies were filmed. Tribeca is home to a number of celebrities; Robert DiNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, and Scarlett Johansson. Studio 7 and the Harris Lierberman Gallery are also located in Tribeca and offer different exhibits sure to suit everyone’s interest.

Chinatown offers the Museum of Chinese in America, a museum dedicated to the history of the Chinese people in America. Chinatown also offers the Mahayana Buddhist Temple. Envoy is a small art gallery for up and coming artist. Chinatown is also full of places to eat, offering simple Chinese food to intricate and sometimes hard to identify dishes. 

Little Italy is one place to go to experience a wonderful meal. As for sightseeing, Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral at Prince and Mulberry Street has been around since 1809 and is a beautiful sight while wandering the streets of Little Italy. Also visit Jeff Koons Studio, Elizabeth Street Gallery, and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

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