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Tamer than it used to be but still a funky place with a young population and a rockin' nightlife. 
Studio / 1 BR
43% Complete
2 Bedrooms
56% Complete
3 Bedrooms
78% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Professionals
  • Students


What's around
  • 808 Restaurants
  • 304 Nightlife options
  • 93 Grocery stores/markets
  • 23 Schools
  • 29 Banks
  • 116 Fitness options
  • 531 Shops




The East Village has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.


Once a bohemian, funky neighborhood of artists and hippies, the East Village has followed the general upward trend of lower Manhattan and now features luxury condos and upscale eateries. Still, it retains a grungy, indy vibe compared to many other Manhattan areas and is an incredibly vibrant neighborhood.

If you're looking for something peaceful and quiet, this is probably not the neighborhood for you. But if you like having a ton of stuff to do within a few minutes from home, then it could be just right. The East Village has hundreds of restaurants and bars, a number of theaters (cinema, stage, and live music), unique stores, and tattoo parlors. And it got its own brewery in 2012 to satiate the thirst of its hipster residents.

Housing mostly consists of old walkup brownstone and townhome apartments on the smaller side (and by smaller, we mean say goodbye to that queen bed unless you've got some serious cash), although new development is bringing more lux homes to the area.

The East Village is bordered on the north by Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Town, on the east by the East River, on the south by the Bowery and Lower East Side, and on the west by NoHo.


Wall Street: 3 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20-30 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 3 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 8 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit

East Village New York City Neighborhood Photo

 WHO LIVES IN East Village?

Once upon a time this was a vibrant area for artists, musicians, and other creative types. Many of them have been priced out but this is still a creative hotbed.
Like many of New York's neighborhoods, the East Village is an LGBT-friendly community.
Because of its endless dining and nightlife options this is a popular spot for recent grads and people just starting out their careers. You'll also find more established professionals in finance, law, tech, and other industries.
Given the cost of housing in the East Village it isn't exactly an affordable place for most students. But New York University has dorms here and other college students pool funds to live in tiny apartments.


Local Flavor   East Village LOCAL schools

George Jackson Academy
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.03 mi
The Quad Preparatory School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.14 mi
Neighborhood School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.19 mi
Manhattan School For Career Development
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.19 mi
St. Brigid School
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Distance:0.20 mi


Local Flavor   East Village Local Flavor

McSorley's Old Ale House
McSorley's Old Ale House 15 E 7TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10003 MAP

Established in 1854, McSorley's is the oldest continuously operated bar in New York City. Abe Lincoln and John Lennon both drank here. They keep it old school with two types of beer: light and dark.

Ippudo NY
Ippudo NY 65 4TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10003 MAP

Ippudo NY is a ramen noodle restaurant with a cult following. A bowl of their ramen will only set you back $15. 

Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Bar
Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Bar 328 E 14TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10003 MAP

The pizza here has earned mentions in The New York Times, The New York Post, and numerous other food blogs, websites and publications. Fans say the hype is worth it.

Yoga to the People
Yoga to the People 12 ST. MARKS PL, NEW YORK, NY 10003 MAP

Come get flexible any day of the week at the only donation-based yoga studio around. 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E 3RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10009 MAP

Since 1973 this has been a go-to spot for literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, Hip-Hop, and more.

Crif Dogs
Crif Dogs 113 SAINT MARKS PL, NEW YORK, NY 10009 MAP

Late night staple for late night food cravings. Bonus: there's a speakeasy in the back you enter through a phone booth.

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