Neighborhood: East Village
The East Village is known for its laid-back artistic sensibility and vibrant nightlife.
Located east of Broadway to the East River, between 14th Street and Houston.
Many opposites coexist peacefully in the East Village: dive bars and craft cocktail dens, Ukrainian diners and the latest chef-driven restaurant, stylish boutiques and counterculture stores. Known for its nightlife, the East Village has become increasingly more upscale in recent years with St. Marks Place trading in its gritty scene for a hodgepodge of students, well-earning postgrads, and Japanese expats. At its roots, the neighborhood is a community of artists, activists, and social dissenters—and though this is still the essential vibe here, the finish is much more polished these days. (Fodor’s Travels)
Lower East Side, West Village
LOCAL SUBWAY LINES & STATION:
6 to Astor Place
Dive bars, Nightlife