The famous West Village, primarily the residential portion of Greenwich Village, has been a highly-coveted zip code for decades, thriving in the boundaries of the Hudson River and 6th Avenue and extending from 14th Street to Houston Street. What was a charming and colorful haven for artists, writers, intellectuals and bohemians since the turn of the 20th century is now mixed with wealthy, celeb-heavy urban dwellers such as Jim Carrey, James Franco and Hugh Jackman. It is home to unique shops, trendy restaurants, 19th Century townhouses and new residential luxury condos.
The Northern end of the neighborhood, The Meatpacking District, has been called New York's most fashionable neighborhood. Hip socialites are flocking to the area which boasts of luxury shops such as DVF, Christian Loubotin, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. It is also known as being the "it" place in all aspects of entertainment and lifestyle. Nightlife is booming with premier New York City clubs and the top, most exclusive bars such as The Gansevoort, Le Bain and Top of the Standard are hot spots for residents.
• Geographic Boundary: Bounded by the Hudson River and 6th Avenue on the East and extending from 14th Street to Houston Street
- Top Restaurants: Perla. RedFarm, Valbella, Blue HIll, Mas, Catch
_ Top Buildings: 165 Charles, 150 Charles, 400 West 12th Street-Superior Ink, One Morton Square