I recently took a stroll down my favorite neighborhood during my favorite time of year — the charming West Village in autumn.
There’s never a shortage of fun things to do in the West Village, but something about autumn makes this neighborhood shine.
These photos were taken the last weekend in October 2021 and I wanted to share them here, for anyone curious about what autumn in the West Village looks like.
I was surprised to see how much the green leaves refused to change so late into the season, but equally impressed. Regardless, there were pumpkins on the charming brownstone stoops and Halloween decorations were in full swing — and all was right with the world.
Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.Nora Ephron
The West Village in Autumn
Halloween Decorations in Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village has some of the most charming Halloween decorations in New York City. This is actually one of my favorite neighborhoods to wander aimlessly through during the cooler autumn months. Here’s some of the standouts from this year.
The West Village Halloween decorations on the building are quite something, no? The theme was Ghost busters and the they executed it well!
“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.”Nick Gordon
West Village in the fall
Turns out the charm of the neighborhood is enough to lure folks to the West Village in autumn, Halloween decor be damned.
And the reason is simple — the West Village is a fun place to be anytime of year, but especially so in November. Long after the spooky decorations have come down and the Christmas decorations have crept in.
Here’s a few random photos from my walk through Greenwich Village in autumn.
Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?Vernon Duke
Where exactly is the West Village in New York City?
Great question, and one that is often debated.
The West Village is a neighborhood in the western-most section of Greenwich Village. Most New Yorkers refer to the whole of Greenwich Village as West Village or The Village, when in reality, the West Village is an actual section within the larger Greenwich Village neighborhood.
It’s confusing, so here’s a map.
See how Washington Square Park is not technically within the West Village, but is part of Greenwich Village? Essentially, everything west of 6th Avenue is West Village territory.
BEST HOTELS IN THE WEST VILLAGE:
- Affordable: The Jane
- Mid-Range: The Marlton Hotel & Walker Hotel
- Luxury: The Greenwich Hotel & The Mercer
I hope all you guys enjoy the charming West Village in autumn as much as I do!