Greenwich Village

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The most expensive neighborhood in New York City, Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan stretches from Houston Street to 14th Street, and between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

Greenwich Village has retained much of its charm and historic character over the years, thanks in part to activist residents like Jane Jacobs, who famously fought city planner Robert Moses over the planned Lower Manhattan Expressway, paving the way for a new era of historical preservation in New York.

The architecture of the Village is owed to the age of the neighborhood, and assorted brownstone buildings and the like, with the unavoidable condo complexes thrown into the mix. Downtown charm is personified in lots of low-rise townhouses, thumbnail-size gardens, secret courtyards and a serpentine layout of streets.