New York City has seen a lot of changes over the last few months as we adjust to life under COVID-19. As your local business improvement district, we at the Village Alliance are continuing to support the community with essential services, regular communications and new programs to safely bring the neighborhood together.
A locally sourced farmers market is coming to Astor Place! We are happy to announce the opening of the new Astor Place Greenmarket in partnership with GrowNYC. The market will be located on Astor Place Plaza South across from the Alamo Cube. and will begin for the season on Tuesday, August 11th, continuing through November 24th.
As more and more local businesses reopen after the pandemic shutdown, we’re slowly starting to resume some aspects of our daily lives, like dining out and shopping outside of our homes. The COVID-19 Pandemic is far from over, though, and there are still many steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus or infecting others. Etiquette has changed and there are many things we all must consider before leaving our homes. To make things a little bit easier, here are just a few ways that you can be a good customer to the various businesses ...
Prominent New York City industry leaders in restaurants, nightlife, retail, and economic development have come together once more to advocate for a call to action for the survival of the city’s small business community.
Public plazas are once again open to visitors in Greenwich Village! Enjoy a cup of Astor Plate joe on the Astor Plaza or take a load off on the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle. Please help keep your fellow New Yorkers safe and healthy by wearing a face covering, maintaining six feet of distance and keeping the tables and chairs inside their designated squares on the plazas.
The Village Alliance is happy to partner with the New York City Department of Transportation to bring you Street Feast:8th Street and Street Feast: St. Marks Place. West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and St Marks Place between 2 and 3 Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic on Fridays from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 10:30 PM. Street Feast will take place starting Friday, July 17th and will continue until Saturday, September 5th.
Greenwich Village, it’s time to treat yourself! New York City has hit Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening plan, meaning that many businesses offering personal care services are once again open for business. While services are limited to those that allow customers to wear face coverings, there are still plenty of ways for you to bliss out at your favorite Greenwich Village salon or spa. And after the stress of the last few months, you definitely deserve a little break.
With COVID-19 still very much a part of our daily lives, the Fourth of July will certainly look different this year. Large parties, gatherings and events are still off limits and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest just won’t be the same without 20,000 people cheering on Joey Chestnut and the other competitors. Still, there are many ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday in New York City.
It’s official! New York City has entered Phase 2 of the New York Forward Reopening plan as of Monday, June 22nd. This means that several businesses including hair salons, barbershops, and some in-store retail shops can welcome customers again. This also means that city restaurants can now offer outdoor dining service! Many Village eateries have set up safe and comfortable outdoor seating areas to welcome you back.
There are countless favorite moments from marches that have passed through our neighborhood; our photos capture some of our favorites from our West 8th Street vantage point. Share yours with us and we will add them to our gallery!