Welcome to East Village

The East Village never fails to keep the excitement going long after other neighborhoods hit the pillow. Follow the foodies, dive bar enthusiasts, and vintage-hunters to the east end of Manhattan, where head-turning street style is the norm.

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Attributes

dusk until dawn nightlife, walk-ups, eclectic, down to earth, bang for your buck, for foodies, great people watching, loud, energetic, live music, waterfront views, tight-knit community, hip, limited transit options

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

Commute Times
Columbus Circle 32m by train, 26m by car
Grand Central 22m by train, 16m by car
Union Square 16m by train, 6m by car
Wall Street 26m by train, 15m by car
Nearest Subways
  • 6 transit
  • l transit
  • f transit
Boundaries
East to West The East River to Third Avenue
North to South 14th St. to East Houston St.
Nearby Neighborhoods Gramercy, Greenwich Village, NoHo, NoLita, and the Lower East Side

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East village:
A beloved pocket of lower Manhattan.

The East Village has been the center of bohemian lifestyle since the early 1900s when it was a favorite of writers like Allen Ginsberg and artists like Diane Arbus. Its nooks and crannies held bookstores and cafes that inspired and delighted the city’s great thinkers

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What to expect:
A lively neighborhood with an adventurous spirit that defines downtown living.

Quality food abounds in the East Village. Inconspicuous storefronts often conceal some of the best food finds in the city.
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Side streets are dotted with jewelry shops and vintage stores, many of which are locally owned.
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Coffee shops and old record stores beckon you to come in and stay awhile.
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The lifestyle:
Quiet during the day and packed at night due to the popular culinary and bar scene.

During the day, the streets are quiet as residents relax outside at places like Tompkins Sq. Park.
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St. Mark’s Place is another popular destination, well-known for its delicious Asian snacks, quirky shops, and karaoke bars.
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Many East Villagers find solace and an escape from the downtown bustle on the running paths and grassy knolls of the East River.
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After dark, the pace of the neighborhood switches. Dive bars, pubs, and the occasional rave draw New Yorkers from all five boroughs.
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The nightlife scene is a popular and accessible one - you won’t find many bouncers or exclusive lists in this neighborhood.
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What not to expect:
A quiet, residential area free of street traffic from nightlife outside their doorstep.

The neighborhood is fairly expensive, and finding an affordable home can be difficult.
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Side streets, especially farther east, are a good option to avoid the activity of busy avenues.
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The rental market:
Good value in pre-war walkups (especially farther east), but very few doorman or highrise buildings.

Pre-war walk-ups are the norm; very few high-rise or doorman buildings exist in the East Village.
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You'll fall in love with:
The creative, gritty, and independent energy of one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Living in the East Village harkens back to a time when Andy Warhol trained his next superstars and Keith Haring learned to paint his iconic pop art.
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It’s no surprise that everywhere in this neighborhood feels authentically New York.
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