Washington Square Village

Cicek Erel for WSN

As an NYU student, and now an official New Yorker, Washington Square Village is an ideal place to live. Sitting right at the heart of Greenwich Village and near Washington Square Park, there is never a shortage of things to do, places to go or delicious food to eat.

Even with the immediate availability of the subway just feet away, you can find everything you need in the Village, from Sacred Chow, an all-vegan eatery, and Starbucks to little boutiques, salons and bars to hit up on the weekends.

As college students on a budget, there is nothing better than getting great food at a great price. MacDougal Street is just steps away from Washington Square West and is home to some of the cheapest and best eats in the area. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your late night cravings on a cold evening, there is nothing better than a $4.50 warm, gooey, cheesy slice of artichoke pizza from the critically acclaimed Artichoke Basille’s Pizza. Or, if you are looking for a lighter option, you can pop in next door to the award-winning Mamoun’s Falafel for a $3 falafel sandwich.

Yumna Patel