Manhattan’s West Village is a quiet residential neighborhood with a strong LGBTQ community.
Visit the West Village
(A)(C)(E) or (B)(D)(F)(M) to West 4th St – Washington Square
(1)(2)(3) to 14th St
(1)(2) to Christopher St or Houston St
178 Seventh Ave South
between 11th & Perry St
Closed on Mondays
Sunday, June 30, 2019
LGBT Pride Parade
FLATIRON, CHELSEA, GREENWICH VILLAGE, WEST VILLAGE, CHELSEA ~ Show your Pride
WEST VILLAGE, NYC ~ New York’s oldest Spanish-language parish has daily masses in Spanish & English. That stretch of 14th St was once NYC’s “Little Spain.”
Places to Visit
The West Side Piers Were Once an LGBTQ Refuge
The Stonewall Inn is where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 energized the LGBTQ movement. Christopher St is one of New York City’s main LGBTQ streets. Christopher Park has the Stonewall National Monument and the famous Gay Liberation Monument sculpture by George Segal.
One of the reasons the West Village and Chelsea became LGBTQ neighborhoods is that back in the day, coming out often meant getting thrown out of the house. Many LGBTQ youth sought refuge in the abandoned West Side Piers. As people found their footing, they settled in nearby.
It’s all cleaned up now. Hudson River Park is beautiful.
The West Village Feels Like a Small Town
It is a really beautiful neighborhood of small, quiet, tree-lined streets. The small white flowers of Callery Pear trees brighten the streets in late March.
West Village Parks
Christopher Park is the home of the Stonewall National Monument.
Hudson River Park is the main park. There is a lovely promenade for walking and biking, sports and dining along the rebuilt waterfront from Tribeca to Hell’s Kitchen.
- Pier 46 has green space on the water.
- Pier 45 is the home of VolvoTango, an Argentine tango dance party at the end of the pier in good weather.
- Pier 40 has baseball and soccer fields, and a Village Community Boathouse.
The Meatpacking District is the northwest corner.
- North is Chelsea above 14th St.
- South are Hudson Square and SoHo below Houston St.
- East is Greenwich Village across Sixth Avenue.
- West is the Hudson River Park, the Hudson River and Hoboken New Jersey.