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East Village

East Village

The East Village was once part of the Lower East Side up until the 1960’s when there was a migration of Beatniks into the neighborhood. As a result, all the artists, musicians and hippies began to break away from the “slums” and call the area the East Village. As a result, the little neighborhood is filled with history and home to counterculture and artistic movements such as punk rock, folk music, hip-hop and much more. Within the East Village, there are several “communities” such as Alphabet City, Bowery and Little Ukraine. Alphabet City takes up almost two thirds of the East Village and is becoming a popular place for developers to build boutique, luxury condominiums. One of the most popular streets of Alphabet City is St. Marks Place, which is a must go to for some of the best hidden dining gems and bars. Take a walk to Tompkins Square Park in the heart of the East Village and part of the historic district.

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