A haven for artists, writers, intellectuals and bohemians since the turn of the 20th century, this charming and colorful neighborhood is reminiscent of a European city with its narrow, winding tree-lined streets, timeless courtyards and magnificent 19th-century townhouses such as those of Patchin Place and St. Luke’s Place as well as the quaint converted stables of Washington Mews. Beautiful new Greenwich Village and West Village real estate offers splendid views overlooking the city and the river. Bleeker Street, the main thoroughfare of Greenwich Village, brims with a vibrant selection of shops and restaurants, while long-time establishments in the coffeehouse district are reminders of the Beat Generation era. Storied nightspots including the Duplex cabaret, the Village Vanguard, the Bitter End and Chumley’s, a still sign-less 1920s speakeasy, add to the neighborhood’s allure. New York University is also at the heart of Greenwich Village, with its library, law school and administrative buildings surrounding Washington Square.