The East Village is an area east of Broadway to the East River, between 14th Street and Houston Street. There are several smaller neighbourhoods within this area including Alphabet City and The Bowery.
After 1960, the neighbourhood started to evolve and developed its own identity, celebrating diverse community, vivacious nightlife and artistic sensibility. Over these years, many artists, musicians, students and hippies began to move into the area, making it a centre of the counterculture in New York. The area has also witnessed many artistic movements including punk rock and the Nuyorican literary movement.
You will get to see the remnants of its spirited past in arty hangouts like Nuyorican Poets Cafe, parks, restaurants, indie record stores and grungy watering holes.
With huge influx of prominent bars, East Village now has the highest concentration of bars in the city along with affordable eateries. It has more income and ethnic diversity compared to most of its neighbours.
East Village is home to several famous tourist attractions and is a hub for significant events that will keep you engaged throughout the day.