About Village Alliance
The Village Alliance is a not-for-profit Business Improvement District (BID) located in the heart of historic Greenwich Village one block north of Washington Square Park. The Village Alliance includes 44 blocks of exciting boutiques, restaurants offering menus for everyone's taste buds, and world class institutions such as NYU, The Cooper Union and the New York Studio School.
The Village Alliance provides the following services:
- Public Safety
- Beautification of Public Spaces
- Public Events (that include Taste of the Village, Free Walking Tours, etc.)
- Special Discounts and Promotions
- General District Information
Greenwich Village is the second oldest Historic District in New York City where Jimi Hendrix built the Electric Lady Sound Studios; where Barbra Streisand debuted at the Bon Soir; where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney founded the original Whitney Museum and where Andy Warhol and Lou Reed created the citadel of Hippiedom at the Electric Circus on St. Mark's Place. Welcome to a friendly, safe and inviting neighborhood that awaits your visit to a wide variety of shops, quaint alleyways and a culture of diversity.
The Village Alliance website is designed to inform you of all the on-and-off-beat happenings in the district that will make your shopping, dining, walking and people watching experiences in Greenwich Village — especially on 8th Street, St Mark's Place, Astor Place, Sixth Avenue and University Place – a memorable one. Visit www.villagelliance.org and check out the events page for even more information.