Greenwich Village (West Village) extends from Houston Street to 14 Street west of Fourth Avenue and Lafayette Street. However, Greenwich Village proper is now thought of as being the area west of Sixth Avenue and Greenwich Avenue. The Village has been widely known as a bohemian community of artists and writers since the 1920’s, yet it is a neighborhood that never stops evolving and renewing itself. With New York University, Washington Square Park and a busy shopping district at its center, it continues today to be a popular and active place to live. Every turn can bring you to a place rich in the city’s history. Due to the lack of high-rises, the residential streets remain beautiful and elegant with many attractive old brick townhouses and pre-war apartments. There are also many classic condo and co-op buildings in the area. Many families move to this area to take advantage of some of the city’s best schools, not to mention its landmark streets and stylish restaurants and clubs. The area is home to the historic Jefferson Market Library and Garden on Sixth Ave and 9th Street. Fresh foods can be purchased at the Greenmarket at 14th Street, Murray’s Cheese Shop and Zito’s Bakery on Bleecker. Events in the area include year-round art fairs and Gay Pride Week.