Fans of waterfront living are in luck. During a time when new luxury developments are becoming few and far between on the Hudson’s edge, Ian Schrager is bringing new light to the neighborhood. Enter 160 Leroy Street a modern, luxury residential building with sweeping views of the adjacent Hudson and easy access to the neighborhood’s countless fine dining, entertainment, parks and cultural attractions. 160 Leroy is the breath of fresh air for which the West Village has been waiting.
The West Village and Greenwich Village are notorious for being home to many of the city’s best performing arts venues, galleries, restaurants and more, making it a popular destination for upscale residents, celebrities and other people in the know. The arts are alive and well off of West 4th Street where visitors have their pick of jazz clubs, independent movie theatres and comedy venues. The IFC Center is known for showing foreign films and hosting special presentations like their annual Oscar Nominated Short Film Showcase, as well as guest lectures. Not far away is the Blue Note Jazz Club, a well-known venue for sipping drinks and listening to some of the city’s finest musicians. Le Poisson Rouge’s half gallery/half performance space is a destination for lovers of classical music, as well as rare performances from big names like Beck, Thom Yorke and Lorde, among others. Of course, when music isn’t on the schedule LPR hosts 90s parties, drag bingo games and much more.
Residents of these West Village condos will find no shortage of live theatre in Greenwich Village which is home to influential off-Broadway stages like the one at Cherry Lane Theatre, a space known for hosting and presenting classical plays and developing new works from up and coming artists and playwrights. The Barrow Street Theatre is another destination for provocative theatrical productions, and it’s here that audiences will be wowed by fresh content from some of the world’s most intriguing artistic minds. MacDougal Street delivers the funnies with spots like The Player’s Theatre and The Comedy Cellar hosting improv performers and stand-up comics regularly. You might recognize the Comedy Cellar’s iconic sign from the intro credits of Louis C.K.’s hit IFC television show. A weekend visit will quickly reinforce why this spot is known for hosting big names and evoking even bigger laughs. A show at either theatre is only made sweeter by the neighborhood’s impressive lineup of critically acclaimed restaurants ranging from the high-end Minetta Tavern to the beloved Joe’s Pizza, a spot touted for having the best pies in NYC.