Text and photos by Rose Hartman

As a long-time west Villager (a resident from 1963), I have seen many changes (real estate boom that seems to have no end, exclusive boutiques and shops, the disappearance of mom-and pop shops), but the one consistent feature is the beauty of the Area, the civility, the very human scale, cobble-stoned streets, and charming, intimate cafes.

It is little wonder that the west village has attracted international notables: actors, artists, designers, and restauranteurs who are able to relax in a neighborhood of tree-lined streets free from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Christy Turlington and Michael Kors
Julianne Moore
Lou Reed

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