This travel guide for the West Village/ Greenwich Village/ Chelsea is my third travel guide in my New York series (click here for my precious two for the Flatiron District and Lower Manhattan).
– Friends building
When you walk around the streets and have not watched friends, you probably will not look twice at this building. But if you are a big fan of this tv-show, seeing this building is necessary.
– Carrie Bradshaw’s house
Like the Friends building, Carrie Bradshaw’s house is another place that does not stand out, but is a must if you have watched the show.
– The High Line
The High Line is a 2 kilometer long park on a former rail trail. This unique park. Walking along the ‘rails’ can be quite relaxing, but be aware, on sunny days it can be overcrowded with tourists. From this park you have so pretty cool view of Chelsea.
– Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum is a museum that focusses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. I decided to visit this museum because I had heard good things about it. Unfortunately i was a little dissappointed by the museum; half of the floors were not having an exhibition, which meant there was not a lot ot see and I was done in about one hour. The exhibitions that were open were relatively small and they all had totally different subject (from the Vietnam war to Aids related art and white abstract squares). This and the fact that there was no audio guide, made that I felt a little lost.
However the cafe is good. The view is nice and the lemon mint soda I had was tasty.
FIY: Next to the Whitney Museum is an entrance for the High Line.
– Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is one of the bigger and nicer parks in NYC. It has the fountain, the arch, loads of benches, grass and toilets. It is a good place to sit for a while, read a book and/or some people watching. In this park you will see a good mix of tourists and locals (mostly nanny’s with little children).
– Chelsea Market
If you like food and you are in NYC than visiting Chelsea Market is a must. There a loads of options to choose from and most of them are pretty good. The taco’s at Los taco’s are cheap and tasty, and the sandwiches at Num Pang tasted similar to the ones I had in Vietnam.
– Dominique Ansel Bakery
If you crave a sweet breakfast, I would highly recommend Dominique Ansel Bakery. The almond croissant was delicious and the nutella croissant is good too. They have a small seating area inside and a bigger one outside.
DO is famous for their cookie dough. I went here in the late morning and bought a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough. It tastes fine, but after three spoons I was ready fun! I am not sure if I understand the whole hype around DO, but it was fun to experience.
Taim is a great and cheap place to get some falafel. I got the green falafel pita to go. Although it did not look too appetizing, it tasted good.
The staff was friendly. They have three locations in Manhattan.
– Los Taco’s no.1 (at Chelsea Market)
Because Los Taco’s no. 1 has a very good reputation and I like taco’s, I really wanted to give it a try. There was a small line, but the staff worked quick and were very kind and cheerful. I chose for a chicken taco and it tasted good. Prices were good too.
– Num Pang (at Chelsea Market)
I had also read a lot about the sandwiches at Num Pang. So when I was at Chelsea Market, I felt like I needed to buy one too. I chose the pulled pork sandwich and it was good. Staff was very friendly.
->What is your fav food place in the West Village/Chelsea area? Share them in the comments.