Once called "Bohemia of New York," the East Village was once known for the headquarters of Hell's Angels, hippies and punk rockers. It's still a neighborhood of young musicians, artists, free-spirited art students but thanks to the gentrification and college campus like NYU and Copper Union, it is now a neighborhood of young professionals, families, and middle aged people as well.
The East Village is the highest concentration of bars in New York City and well known for experimental music clubs, theaters, street fashion boutiques. Also the East Village contains the most varied assortment of ethnic restaurants in New York City. You can enjoy Tandori Chicken in "Little Bombay" on East 6th St. to Shabu-shabu in "Little Nagoya" on East 9th St. If you look for a diverse dining and nightlife, this neighborhood is the perfect match.
A majority of the buildings in the East Village are pre-war brick walkup buildings which are 4-6 stories. East Village apartments are generally small. But since the 1990's clean-up, there are some contemporary doorman buildings. The southwest of East Village is known for its high-priced loft apartments. Because of the absence of subways, prices tend to be a little cheaper as you look further east toward Alphabet City (From Ave. A to D).
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