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Things to do in The West Village

Manhattan’s West Village is a stylish, tree-lined neighborhood nestled alongside Chelsea, Soho & Greenwich Village. This New York City neighborhood has remained an epicenter of bohemian living since the early 20th century. Today, the West Village is described as relaxed and easy-going—but never boring and is a great moving destination in NY.

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On any given block, you’re sure to come across man’s best friend as it seems like nearly everyone living in the West Village has a dog! Furthermore, the West Village plays host to endless coffee shops and saloons. Foliage and flagstone streets make this Manhattan neighborhood feel more like a close-knit community. Food snobs everywhere take advantage of the delectable brunches, snacks and dinners at dining establishments all around the West Village.

As far as things to do in the West Village, there’s an abundance of eccentric shops and street art for your enjoyment and viewing. For those of you who are fans of Sex and the City, you can find Carrie’s apartment and “The Friends” building on 66 Perry Street and 90 Bedford Street respectively. Additionally, a number of celebrities often dine in the neighborhood—you can see a list of popular spots for celebrity sightings here.

If shopping is your bag, head over to Bleeker Street to peruse some high-end brands. Specialty shops and upscale brands are also plentiful, and are located on Greenwich and Christopher streets. Check out a list of a local’s favorite shops here.

Another must-see for those moving to the West Village is Chelsea’s High Line. Though the High Line isn’t technically part of the West Village, it is only a hop, a skip and a jump away!

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Residencies in the West Village include walk-ups, brownstones, and mid-rise co-ops. Due to the supply of residencies being lower than the demand, as well as the excellent quality of life that the West Village can offer, living quarters in the area are rather expensive. That’s why using an affordable moving company like Shleppers is so important if you’re looking to call the West Village “home.”

At Shleppers Moving & Storage, we’ll work with your budget to provide our services at an affordable rate to you. Additionally, we offer a variety of special moving services in NYC—including everything from packing materials, to “Mini Shleps”, to moving insurance!