East Village

A community with a strong historical identity, the East Village is an integral part of the New York experience. Emerging in the 1960s as a Bohemian paradise distinct from the gritty Lower East Side, the neighborhood still clings to its heritage--home of the Beat writers, birthplace of punk, and the arbiter of cool. Multiple subway lines and bus routes make commuting a breeze and a high concentration of bars and ethnic restaurants of all flavors make it easy to call the East Village home.
The Vibe
An artsy neighborhood with the highest concentration of bars and the most retail diversity in Manhattan.
Bragging Rights
The birthplace of many cultural movements from the American gangster to the Warhol Superstars, folk music, punk rock, the Beat generation and experimental theater.
Architecture
Row houses and brownstones, with a unique mix of ornamentation, from the Greek Revival to “pre-law” tenements.
Best Kept Secret
Please Don’t Tell is the East Village’s most popular secret. A speakeasy where you will need to follow a number of rules and codes in order to be let in.
By Day
Walk through the streets and compare the many restaurants before settling in one, or just discover small vintage shops.
By Night
Music venues like the famous Webster Hall attract scenesters of all stripes while comedy shows and cabaret draw an equally diverse crowd.