A small-town version of New York City, Greenwich Village runs from Houston Street to 14th Street, from Broadway to the Hudson River. The closest that any American neighborhood ever came to resembling the bohemian Paris, Greenwich Village is traditionally known as the city’s plexus of artists and writers, non-conformists, and intellectuals. The neighborhood follows an inexplicable pattern of the original 18th century farms’ property lines. Landmarked brownstones, as if arrested in time, are beautifully complemented with hidden gems: cobblestone streets, secret courtyards and nooks, cozy cafes, ivy-covered apartment buildings, antique shops, minute parks, petite gardens and upscale boutiques. Highly desirable, this home to the Beatnik soul is notably less affordable than some of its downtown counterparts. This is by and large due to the neighborhood’s fairly limited housing stock – most rental apartments, however, are of the pre-war variety, and include fireplaces, exposed brick walls, oversized windows and authentic, carefully preserved details.