Extending north from East Houston Street to East 14th Street, and east from Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue to the East River, the East Village is a colorful, bustling neighborhood, oozing with old-school vibes from the good-old days of NYC. The neighborhood is one of the only areas in prime Manhattan where you can find a range of cheap eats from delis to sit-down eateries. Additionally, the rents, while they do reflect normal Manhattan prices, are on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
Flanked by the East River Park, people can take long walks along the east river, go for runs, play sports on the various courts and fields and enjoy concerts during the summer at the amphitheater. Additionally, Tompkins Square Park offers a more central option to enjoy the views of the East Village which hosts a farmers market, live music and other events throughout the warmer seasons. In addition to people-watching fanatics, the East Village bodes well for all music-lovers with a range of live-music venues like Webster Hall, old record stores, and the infamous Turntable Lab.
Pinpointing the best eateries in the East Village is difficult, given the hundreds of restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines. Double Zero is a personal favorite, as they master a span of tasty vegan pizzas, paired with robust red wines, but Two Boots is constant fan fav. The Mermaid Inn might be on the pricier end, but serves a delicious range of seafood reminiscent of the long-island coast. Huertas is the perfect candle lit hole-in-the-wall serving delectable tapas, which will put you right in the heart of Spanish excellence. It’s almost impossible to choose wrong when picking where the eat in EV, and you’ll probably never run out of new restaurants to try.
Located in on the east side of lower Manhattan, the East Village is easily accessible by train, bus or bridge. The F, M orange line runs along the south side of the East Village, with the L train running along the north, and green line 4, 6 trains running along the west. FDR drive highway is to the east offering perfect access for taxi or car service uptown or to an outer borough.
The East Village is one of the only areas of prime Manhattan, with rent prices that aren’t exceedingly steep. While they have increased steadily over the last few years, walk-up buildings and flex walls still allow people to live at a somewhat reasonable price in a great location. Studios start around $2000, with one-bedrooms close behind averaging around $2300-$4000 a month. Two bedrooms can start as low as $3000, while three bedrooms range around $4500-$6000 a month.
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