East Village, New York City

East Village is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is roughly defined as the neighborhood east of the Bowery and Third Avenue, between 14th Street on the north and Houston Street on the south.The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side with a large Russian, Ukrainian and Jewish population but gradually changed and by the late 1960s, 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.East Village is still known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife and artistic sensibility, although in recent decades it has been argued that gentrification has changed the character of the neighborhood.HistoryEarly developmentThe area that is today known as the East Village was originally a farm owned by Dutch Governor-General Wouter van Twiller. Peter Stuyvesant received the deed to this farm in 1651, and his family held on to the land for over seven generations, until a descendant began selling off parcels of the property in the early 19th century. Wealthy townhouses dotted the dirt roads for a few decades until the great Irish and German immigration of the 1840s and 1850s.
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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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