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Alphabet City, New York City
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Alphabet City is a neighborhood located within the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Its name comes from Avenues A, B, C, and D, the only avenues in Manhattan to have single-letter names. It is bordered by Houston Street to the south and by 14th Street to the north, along the traditional northern border of the East Village and south of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Some famous landmarks include Tompkins Square Park and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.The neighborhood has a long history, serving as a cultural center and ethnic enclave for Manhattan's German, Polish, Hispanic, and Jewish populations. However, there is much dispute over the borders of the Lower East Side, Alphabet City, and East Village. Historically, Manhattan's Lower East Side was 14th Street at the northern end, bound on the east by East River and on the west by First Avenue; today, that same area is Alphabet City. The area's German presence in the early 20th century, in decline, virtually ended after the General Slocum disaster in 1904.
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  • A small residential area in the West Village, named Alphabetical city because the streets are here not as usually numbered and named after letters in alphabetical order. Definitely not worth it to go here, but if your next note.
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  • District within East Village, nothing notable-houses, shops, streets are named for letters of the alphabet: Avenue a, b, c, etc. Specially to come here makes no sense, except that live somewhere in proximity and go out on the streets, look like simple humans lives.
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  • We stayed in Av C during our NYC vacations, and it was a great option. It was close by to many bars and clubs, as well as Williamsburg Bridge (which we crossed walking). You can visit SoHo, Little Ita...  more »