Fighting off the skyscrapers and condominium giants ravaging the rest of the city, the West Village is a sacred relic for New Yorkers looking to slow down, reminisce, and of course, stop to take a good 'gram. From the quaint townhouses to the eclectic coffee shops of yesteryear (and, let's be honest, this year), this downtown hood is full of surprises worth hashtagging.

[Photo via @tom.white]