02/25/2011 04:48 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

A Walking Tour Of Manhattan's West Village

The West Village was the first place I visited when I came to New York 20 years ago. Week after week, I find myself drawn back there for one reason or another, and so when a guest recently asked me for "a charming time downtown," I knew exactly where to send her. In fact, I put together a walking tour of my favorite West Village haunts (old and new).