Downtown on the East Side, from Houston to 14th Street and from the Bowery and Third Avenue to the East River.
Whether it’s the mushrooming of contemporary new condos or the reclamation of beloved parks, few neighborhoods have changed so greatly over the past couple of decades as the East Village. The growth of New York University to the West has helped drive the East Village’s renaissance, so that old-fashioned retail is integrated with trendy, luxury shops. Much of the East Village housing stock is tenement-style walkups with co-ops for sale or rentals that make great shares, but some offer hidden delights like roof decks and garden access to their residents. If it’s an elevator and a Bulthaup kitchen you’re seeking, head over near Avenue B to check out the jazzy new condo developments.
In the East Village, architecture fans have a lot to admire, including Ageloff Towers, two back-to-back prewar co-ops which offer Art Deco details including high-design marble lobbies and Assyrian terra cotta facades. In recent years, the East River Park has constructed a new soccer field and an amphitheater, but the green center of the neighborhood is Tompkins Square Park bordering Avenue A. Check out its fun playgrounds and state-of-the-art dog run, beloved by pooches from all over the East Village. Neighborhood eateries range from pocket-sized French bistros to a string of Indian joints to pierogi palaces.
No Place I'd Rather Be!
"The birthplace of Punk Rock and Nuyorican literary movement, the beatniks and hippies streamed here in the 50’s & 60’s because of cheap rent. Without question the neighborhood has become gentrified but its diversity and artistic roots still inspire!"
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