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East Village, NYC neighborhood guide

Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and awesome things to do in the East Village, NYC

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

The East Village—the blocks east of the Bowery between Houston and 14th Streets—may have lost some of its radical edge (and the unofficial home of U.S. punk, CBGB, is now an upscale menswear store), but remnants of its spirited past endure in arty hangouts like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Despite decades of gentrification, humanity in all its guises still converges in the neighborhood’s parks, restaurants, indie record stores and grungy watering holes. Recent years have seen an influx of standout bars, while a wealth of reasonably priced eateries with cult followings has made the East Village, NYC, a magnet for budget-minded foodies.

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Things to do in the East Village, NYC

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The best things to do in the East Village

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Bars

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