East Village


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"Known as a physical extension of the NYU campus, the East Village has transformed from its once-gritty reputation into a cleaner, more hip (and gentrified), lively neighborhood where the action never stops. Twenty-somethings are the dominant group of residents, but the neighborhood has its breadth of diversity, like any area of New York City. Bordered below 14th Street, above Houston Street, and anything east of Broadway, even within the boundaries of the East Village you’ll find various subcultures and pockets of culture. Avenues A, B, C, and D are known as Alphabet City, a once popular area of drug addicts and squatters, but now full of coffee shops, cocktail bars, and a combination of luxury buildings and more affordable housing, including old walk-up buildings and government subsidized apartments close to the East River and FDR highway. Tompkins Square Park, which spans between Avenue A and B, 10th Street – 7th Street, is the East Village’s biggest green space, home to a farmers’ market, impromptu musical and artistic performances, and outdoor movies in the summer. Saint Marks Place, the official name of what would otherwise be called East 8th Street, is full of restaurants, spanning from all-night Asian eateries to Papaya King’s hot dogs and Café Orlin’s upscale brunch, bars, and tattoo and piercing shops. Two branches of the New York Public Library, Ottendorfer and Tompkins Square, are also located in the East Village, and in addition to stocking materials from any of the NYPL branches, they also host free events. Accessible by the 6. N, R, L, and F trains, the East Village is a true hub of activity for anyone in the city!" By: Melissa Kravitz

Neighborhood Highlights





Rental Prices:

$2,100 ― $5,400

Sales Prices:

$498,000 ― $1,300,000


St. Marks Place, Tompkins Square Park, Loisaida, The Bowery

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  • niteberg
    January 28th 2015
    The Black Ant – Superlative Mexican cuisine bursting with unusual flavors and ingredients, perfectly prepared; it’s a true culinary experience. Not a taco joint by any means, but lively and boisterous like one, with a rollicking party atmosphere. Great service, too. Reservations a must!
  • merbear
    November 30th 2014
    East Village is gentrifying quickly and is full of young LOUD people. Get in if you can afford it!
  • Alexa
    June 12th 2014
    Artichoke Pizza is an amazing place to eat! Night Life is awesome!! Great Place for people of all ages to be!
  • Jamie
    May 20th 2014
    Love Artichoke Basilles Pizza in the East Village. I think there is one in Chelsea Also. Love it, Love the East Village. Great Night Life also!

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