East Village


Bounded by Third Avenue, the East River, 14th Street and Houston Street, the East Village is known for its cutting-edge music and arts scene — the birthplace and home of punk rock and an important breeding ground for influential post-modern artists. As with other neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, the East Village’s growing reputation as an artistic enclave helped draw more affluent residents to the area, transforming the neighborhood into a mainstream, high-end community.

The neighborhood features many famous thoroughfares, like St. Marks Place, Loisaida (Avenue C) in Alphabet City and the Bowery. Getting much of its character from genuine prewar walkups, with the occasional new luxury high rise mixed in, the East Village is connected to the rest of the city by the 6, L, F and M subways, several bus lines and the FDR Drive.