SoHo and Greenwich Village, New York

SoHo and Greenwich Village, New York
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Two of New York's best neighborhoods for walking
are Soho and Greenwich Village, and in this segment we're going to take you on a stroll
through the area, starting out with several minutes wandering through Soho, which is the
neighborhood south of Houston Street, and it had been a rundown industrial neighborhood
with factories, warehouses and truck-loading ramps, but in the last 40 years, it became
New York's supreme cutting-edge, artistic neighborhood. Soho got more and more popular as lots of
artist moved in, attracted originally by cheap rents in illegal lofts. Some excellent streets to meander include
Spring, Prince, Broome, West Broadway and Mercer. The map gives you a rough idea of where we're
going. Walk a couple blocks along Green Street to
find the thickest concentration of galleries, cafés and hip shops, and the largest collection
of cast-iron façades. Designer shops, pricey art galleries, fancy
fashion emporiums have definitely moved in and taken over, and yet there are still many
clever small shops here that appeal to the discriminating tastes of hip clientele. Or for cheaper bargains, sidewalk stands and
sometimes parking lot flea markets sell all kinds of useful junk. Here and there streets are still paved in
the original Belgian cobblestones, imparting a strong European feeling to the neighborhood. Soho is very distinct with these cast-iron
façades. It has the largest collection of cast-iron
buildings in America, constructed mostly in the last half of the 19th century. From the late 1960s, art galleries came in,
and then restaurants and trendy shops followed. Prices skyrocketed to a point where only the
wealthiest dot-comers can live there now. The artists have been squeezed out and relocated
to Brooklyn, Jersey, the East Village and Lower East Side, but with a similar sequence
of changes now happening there too in that never-ending process of gentrification. Big money has taken over most parts of the
city. If only you had the foresight and the money
to purchase some property here, back 40 years ago, you would be a zillionaire today. The most famous Soho food shop is the original
Dean and DeLuca, on Broadway at Prince Street, which is gourmet heaven. They started out as a small sandwich bar and
grew into the city's trendiest food market, but you can still get sandwiches, coffee and
snacks to nibble on. It's busy all day and lively right into the
evening. They have expanded now with some branches
outside of New York, but this is the original location. From Dean and DeLuca we walk north to the
Village along Broadway, cross Houston Street. It just takes a few minutes passing more interesting
blocks of the city with coffee shops and little markets, which soon brings us to the NYU student
section. Since the 1830s, New York University has had
a campus here which grew much larger in 1973 when their Bronx campus was relocated and
now NYU owns large sections of the area and most of the buildings around Washington Square
Park. NYU is the largest private college in the
country and one of the best. We'll go through Washington Square Park, down
McDougall, over to Bleecker Street and into the West Village where we will spend most
of our program, especially walking along Bleecker Street. You can walk almost anywhere, any which way
you want in the Village and have a great time, but we're going to show you a suggested route
that hits a lot of the highlights. Relatively quiet neighborhood, but in Manhattan
the possibility of action is always waiting right around the corner with that blend of
exciting, high-energy and peaceful, little shops, cafés and streets. The central gathering place of the Village
is Washington Square Park, a leafy green space with benches, fountains, many people going
by, and sometimes some wonderful musical entertainment. (Music plays)
The village has always been a hotbed of jazz, and that tradition continues with musicians
in the streets and in the parks. And watch this passerby turn his coffee cup
into a bongo drum and play along. Notable performers in the jazz clubs here
included Pearl Bailey Count Basie, Nat King Cole, John Coletrain Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald,
Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly, Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington and the folk
scene with The Weavers and especially Bob Dylan. The white marble Washington Arch dominates
the park, 86 feet high with a span 30 feet wide, designed by Stanford White. It was completed in 1895 and commemorates
the first inauguration of George Washington, namesake of the park. Photographed in early June, you can see how
pleasant the weather can be great, and great to see sitting outdoors on the benches, but
here's how it can look in the winter on a snowy day in February. In the 18th century this was a cemetery for
poor people, 20,000 of them are still underground here. There are lots of squirrels in the park, and
typical of city squirrels, they’re used to people. These guys are pretty friendly. Maybe they were extra hungry because the snow
was covering their usual feasting grounds. So, these young gals were feeding them, three
at a time. Looking towards Washington Square North just
beyond the arch. You'll see a stately row of brick townhomes. These been here since the 1830s. Like most of the buildings around Washington
Square Park, they’re now owned and occupied by NYU. On the map you can see how many buildings
NYU has all around Washington Square Park, enough space to take care of its 26,000 undergraduates. We are going to walk out the southwest corner
of the park onto McDougall Street, one of the great spots in the village. It was the epicenter of bohemian life throughout
most of the 20th century with jazz singers and poets and writers such as Bob Dylan, James
Baldwin, Jackson Pollock, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, a host of famous writers,
painters and beatniks. It’s still considered a colorful and magnetic
venue, a great place to stroll and maybe get an exotic bite to eat. In spite of the gentrification of most of
the village, McDougall Street still seems like a working-class neighborhood. The cuisines of the world are on display here,
ranging from Ethiopian, Egyptian, Italian, falafels, French crepes, and of course there's
always pizza. This one block between West 3rd and Bleecker
is among the best that New York has to offer. And then it gets even better as you take a
turn on Bleecker Street, which is the longest interesting street in the village. It even has a couple of tiny parks with fountains. As you stroll along Bleecker you'll be tempted
by the side streets as well. It's a terrific place to meander. The streets here are well adapted to the mood
of the random rambler for they lead everywhere and nowhere, and just wind about in the most
irregular ways. The route does get pretty twisted, which is
a big part of the charm of this area, so you could just play it by ear, and improvise to
pick your walking route. However, the streets can be confusing to navigate. You don't have to have a plan, but it can
help to use a map to ensure you don't get too lost and miss out on some worthwhile streets. Our route so far to Bleecker, and then we
will continue on down to Hudson Street, kind of the western limits of the Village. Hudson is a broad commercial street with a
nice neighborhood feeling of shops and restaurants and apartments. From there we swing back into the main part
of the Village along a street named Grove, and along Grove we see a place called Grove
Court, with attractive old houses built around a courtyard. Grove is another one of those fascinating
streets with a mix of commercial and residential. It would be a great place to live if you could
afford it. Crossing Bleecker Street and continuing along
into a very intricate part of the street network of Greenwich Village. It has to be the most complicated intersection
in Manhattan. We take a look at 8th Street. You might try 10th Street, and then double
back all along Christopher Street, which is another one of those don't-miss-it places
worth your time for a walk along. It's a place that became an international
symbol of gay liberation – returning to Bleecker. The Village is one of America's most expensive
neighborhoods, costing over two million for the average thousand square-foot apartment. Residents of the Village still possess a strong
community identity and are proud of their neighborhood’s unique history and fame,
and its well-known liberal live and let live attitudes. The village is a world unto itself. It's a little escape from the action in midtown
Manhattan that shouldn't be missed. Residents and preservation groups have been
concerned about developments in the Village and have fought to preserve its architectural
and historic integrity. More than 50 blocks of the Village are part
of a historic district. Redevelopment in that area is severely restricted
and developers must preserve the main façade and aesthetics of the building during renovation. When done with the Village, if you're heading
back to Midtown, the easiest way to get there is take the subway, and you'll find a convenient
stop at Washington Square with several lines running through it. You'll need a Metro Card to get into the station
and you can buy those from vending machines. If you're in town for five or six days, buy
the one-week pass. It's really a good value for unlimited travel
on subway and city bus. With that one pass, you don't have to bother
purchasing a ticket every time you enter the subway. It's a lot more convenient, and cheaper in
the long run for the normal traveler. Especially if you're seeing as much of the
city as we are presenting to you in our series on New York, that you can find in our collection.



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Two of New York’s best neighborhoods for walking are Soho and Greenwich Village, and in this segment we’re going to take you on a stroll through the area, starting out with several minutes wandering through Soho, which is the neighborhood south of Houston Street. It had been a rundown industrial neighborhood with factories, warehouses and truck-loading ramps, but in the last 40 years, it became New York’s supreme cutting-edge, artistic neighborhood. Soho got more and more popular as lots of artist moved in, attracted originally by cheap rents in illegal lofts.
From the late 1960s, art galleries came in, and then restaurants and trendy shops followed.
Prices skyrocketed to a point where only the wealthiest dot-comers can live there now.
The artists have been squeezed out and relocated to Brooklyn, Jersey, the East Village and Lower East Side, but with a similar sequence of changes now happening there too in that never-ending process of gentrification.
Big money has taken over most parts of the city.
We walk north to the Village along Broadway, cross Houston Street. It just takes a few minutes passing more interesting blocks of the city with coffee shops and little markets, which soon brings us to the NYU student section.
We’ll go through Washington Square Park, down McDougall, over to Bleecker Street and into the West Village where we will spend most of our program, especially walking along Bleecker Street.
You can walk almost anywhere, any which way you want in the Village and have a great time, but we’re going to show you a suggested route that hits a lot of the highlights.

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10 BEST Rooftop Bars in New York- NYC Nightlife Guide 🍹(From A Local)

10 BEST Rooftop Bars in New York-  NYC Nightlife Guide 🍹(From A Local)
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What's up Members of the Barrio? It's Jon, coming to you from Manhattan And today we're going to be exploring one of the most famous things in New York City Rooftop Bars We're going everywhere from Midtown Manhattan Hotels To hip spots in Brooklyn To the beach in Queens Get ready In no order The Top 10 Rooftop Bars in New York City Guys, make sure to check out my other New York City Playlists linked down below Here we go.. Normally when you think of rooftop bars in New York City You think of cocktails But if you're a wine afecianado.. Rooftop Reds is your place If you want unique You found it The first place in the world to grow their own commerically viable wine On a rooftop Is located here.. Just make a reservation online And head inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard For this hidden gem Half the fun is finding it You'll need to walk inside a non descript factory building Head to the 4th floor But you're in for a treat We were cooled off on a hot summer day By some incredible chilled Rose They have an expansive wine menu starting at 9 dollars a glass You can even drink their own rooftop reds selection My favorite part of the experience Was just roaming the active vineyard Which is transformed into a super chill area Great for a group of friends From playing cornhole To admiring the views Heck, take a nap like I did And enjoy the kind of experience You can only find.. In New York City 230 Fifth is the city's most famous rooftop bar And while it does get the most tourists And attention I'm still a big fan This 2 floor establishment.. has a little something for everybody The 20th floor is where you go to dance And enjoy some skyscraper views from the large windows But my favorite thing is going to the top floor Where you can practically reach out and touch the Empire State Building You can even don a free red robe during the colder monthes I recommend you go during happy hour From 4-7 PM during the week For discounted drink specials And smaller crowds But if you want to be in the center of everything Come on a weekend night And enjoy some of their $14 cocktails With one of my favorite views in the city If you want a classic New York Rooftop With amazing martinis Castell is definitley the place Located a top the AC Hotel in Times Square Head to the 21st floor to find.. what you'd probably envision.. In a New York rooftop Amazing views.. check A stylish interior perfect for a group Check Incredible cocktails.. You guessed it.. check I hardly ever order Martinis But when I found out it was their specialty I just had to indulge My 18 dollar Vesper Martini mixed with gin, vodka, and Lilet Blanc Was worth every penny Team Adriana really enjoyed her Tropic Tango Pisco Pair that with very friendly service And there was something really cozy.. About a night out here I'd highly recommend it For a classy date That you won't soon forget And if you're into martinis You've come.. to the right place. Bungalow, I decided to get creative here And when you're at Sea Level In Rockaway Beach Queens An elevated deck is as good As a rooftop Cap off any trip to the beach With some of the coldest beer in Queens Or so they say.. And with that gorgeous view of Jamaica Bay This feels more like the Jersey SHore Than one of the largest cities in the world But who can argue with cold $6 beers on tap And live music around sunset On a warms summer night Bungalow is worth a visit If you're looking for a secret garden type of vibe Go to the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel Home of Sleep No More And visit Gallow Green If you're not familiar with Sleep No More It's one of New York's most interactive theater experiences. And well.. I'll let you go see the show yourself But consider Gallow Green An extension of it Inspired by Shakespeare's MacBeth Set in Scotland It's outfitted as a vintage train station With actual tracks Flowers.. Herbs.. and hanging vines.. Heck even the cocktails are inspired by the show At 17 dollars a pop My sleep no more with vodka.. liquor and rose cider Was absolutely refreshing.. on a warm evening Adriana sticking to her Mexican Roots Loved the Summer Bees A great blend of Tequila, Watermelon, vanilla, and Lime It's so fresh I recommend checking out the Club Car or Manderely Bar downstairs.. as well There's so much going on at the McKittrick HOtel And having dinner or drinks at Gallow Green Is just one amazing reason to go One of the newest rooftops on the list Dear Irving on Hudson has.. some serious buzz For good reason Only open since January If you like amazing cocktails And great views Head to the Aliz Hotel.. located next to Times Square Hit the 40th Floor And you'll enter a classy space That doesn't take itself to seriously Unless of course we're talking about the drinks And this is under the same umbrella as the Dear Irving Speakeasy in Gramercy Known for their incredible cocktails The menu with cocktails priced at $18 had some nice touches Like an ode to the Empire State With all of the spirits being made in New York I loved my La Paloma With Blanco Tequila Adriana enjoyed her Panaroma Daiquiri.. Made with rum and pineapple.. With quite the panaroma I have to say Insider tip if you make a reservation ask to be seated on the 41st floor Views are even better And the decor is just a touch classier Perfect if you have a big date or night to celebrate Any place that does cocktails as well as Dear Irving on Hudson Is a winner.. In my book.. If you want something hip and new In Bushwick Brooklyn Check out the Ledge It's 1970's themed And it has a really cool happy hour Until 9 o'clock during the week If you want to find the next trendy rooftop spot To hit up in Bushwick I give my vote to the Ledge I'm not sure what it is about retro themes.. But these guys nailed it.. With the Calfornia Dreaming angle Even the cocktails are west coast inspired With fresh fruit and veggies mixed in Our bartender made us 3 different libations A Watermelon Tonic Campari Sunrise And Cucumber Gimlet Nobody was complaining And the decor outside.. Very cool to hang out During those warm weather months As a cool bonus Head across the hall to their sister bar Gemelli.. and not only does it have nice views But also is a full service Italian restaurant This is a 2 for 1 roofop bar experience in Bushwick That needs to be .. on your radar If you're looking for something relaxed, with a group of friends Very unpretentious in Midtown You need to hit up Cloud Social If you're going to be near Koreatown in Manhattan Which is a worthy stop by itself Pop into Cloud Social Located on the 17th floor of the New York Manhattan Hotel Sneak a peek of the Empire State Building I highly recommend this spot for a big group of friends Or an after work activity if your job is in Midtown They have happy hour specials but you should order one of their strong summery cocktails At $15.. Our bartender was on point Team Adriana approved And hey look I was trying to be fashionable This drink kind of matches my shirt doesn't it? I loved the chill social vibe here And am putting this right up there.. With the other awesome roof top choices In the Midtown Manhattan area If your'e looking for something classy after work At PHD Terrace to your list, especially on Tuesdays Especially on Tuesdays is right When they host their Aperitivo Tuesday Positano Edition Parties In the Spring and Summer The rooftop is transformed into a festive Italian theme And my favorite part.. Is the complimentary food.. That's right.. have some small bites until 7PM On the house Including a cheese station And if you want to take advantage of the Happy Hour Until 6 o'clock.. There's a $5 cocktail special The Spritz Violette You can also order $18 cocktails throughout the event And if you really want to go baller Order the $85 Spritz Flight Which includes a bottle of Prosecco And 4 different juices to make your own cocktails For a small group To me this is the best of both worlds A classy place where you can actually take advantage Of some great deals Which makes this one of the best rooftop Happy Hours In all of Manhattan The Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and lounge may be one of the most unique Choices on this video And you're about to find out why It's unique alright Head inside this quirky place located at the top of the Moxy Hotel In Times Square This bar is known for their outlandish food and drink choices Which automatically makes me a fan We sampled some crazy selections from their curiousities menu Like the $65 Rose Ole Margarita A 25 ounces it could easily serve 3 or 4 Or the Doctors Orders Two IV Bags of Bacardi Lime Rum At $60 Oh the fun you could have with these The Carnival theme continues on the other side of the roof Where they have a tiny mini-golf course Did I mention how photogenic this rooftop was yet? You can also order $15 buzz pops With tequila, rum, and vodka We had some fantastic appetizers Including my surprise favorite The New York Pretzel If you want to have a really fun outlandish party With a small group The Magic Hour Rooftop should be.. Your destination Guys I hope you got a lot of ideas from this video Make sure to tell down below in the comments which one of these rofotops Was your favorite? I'm curious And also watch my other New York City playlists All linked down below In the description Guys thank you so much for watching as always Until next time.



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We take you through the 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC.. a nightlife guide for a visitor or resident of New York City. From Manhattan, to Brooklyn, and Queens this is quite a diverse list. Make sure to watch my other NYC Playlists for even more ideas and you can see the full names and addresses of all the bars down below.

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List of Rooftop Bars in Order of Appearance:
10) Rooftop Reds: 299 Sands Street BLDG #275, Brooklyn, NY 11205 (Inside Brooklyn Navy Yard, RSVP on Website In Advance)

9) 230 Fifth- 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

8) Castell Rooftop Lounge – AC Hotel, 260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

7) Bungalow- 377 Beach 92nd St, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

6) Gallow Green- 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

5) Dear Irving on Hudson – 310 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

4) The Ledge- 321 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

3) Cloud Social Rooftop- 6 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

2) PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown & Aperitivo Tuesdays – Positano Edition- 210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 (NOTE: Free Passed Food is available Until 8 PM on Tuesdays)

1) Magic Hour Rooftop Bar &Lounge – 485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York, NY 10018

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