East Village, New York City

East Village is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Its boundary to the north is Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Town, to the south by the Lower East Side, and to the east by the East River. Generally, although definitions vary on the neighborhood's exact street boundaries, the East Village is considered to be the area east of Broadway to the East River, between 14th Street and Houston Street.The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side, but began to develop its own identity and culture in the late 1960s, when many artists, musicians, students and hippies began to move into the area, attracted by cheap rents and the base of Beatniks who had lived there since the 1950s. The neighborhood has become a center of the counterculture in New York, and is known as the birthplace and historical home of many artistic movements, including punk rock and the Nuyorican literary movement. It has also been the site of protests and riots.
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  • It feels like this area is trying too hard to be hip when hip is a moving target that moves faster than the hip can evolve.  more »
  • I spent 1 evening in this neighbourhood and thought it was great. It is a hip, vibrant area, with many good bars and restaurants. It is also a fairly pretty area, in parts, and it was pleasant to stro...  more »
  • East village houses bit old buildings, restaurants, and shopping outlets. This place is good for strolling. Bit dirty in comparison with other neighborhood.  more »

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