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
The best things to do in the East Village
You can find a charming bar, restaurant or awesome event at just about every corner of the East Village
The best shops in the East Village
These spots in the East Village echo the neighborhood's bohemian reputation, with shops for books, vintage and arty items for the home.
The best East Village restaurants
From Korean to Carolina barbecue, feast your eyes on the finest East Village restaurants
The best East Village bars
The best East Village bars include swanky cocktail temples, indulgent beer halls and no-frills dives
See vintage photos of the East Village in the 1980s
Go back in time with amazing images that capture the gritty punk-rock days of the East Village.
Best late-night spots in the East Village
Explore the most inviting late-night comedy shows, clubs and events in the East Village in NYC.