New York

East Village

Odessa Cafe in New York City's East Village.

Where New York Comes Alive After Dark

Though the grittier side of the East Village's punk and indie rock past is mostly gone now, you can still find the neighborhood's authenticity tucked among the high-end condos, hot restaurants and hip hotels.

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At a Glance

  • Theatrical Past: The Tony winning musical Rent was set in the East Village.
  • Historic Site: Abraham Lincoln gave his "Might Makes Right" speech in the Great Hall of the architecture and engineering school Cooper Union.
  • Groovy Spot: The city's first head shop, the Psychedelicatessen, at Avenue A and 10th Street, opened in the 1960s.

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About East Village

The Bowery, formerly a skid row home to the down-and-out, and now a hotbed of hip hotels and restaurants, illustrates the change that has come to the East Village over the past few decades. Though gentrification has taken hold of the neighborhood, vestiges of its strong community can still be seen in carefully cultivated community gardens. It retains an indie vibe — albeit one that's quieter and more refined that in the old days. And visitors may still come upon the occasional panhandling Read More [+]

LIVING in Manhattan

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New York is the city that never sleeps. And that’s a good thing for any visitors trying to do it all in a place with infinite opportunities to experience food, theater, shopping, culture and world-class nightlife. Read More »

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