East Village

A Never-Ending Adventure in a Diverse Community
The East Village is known for its vibrant nightlife. Its many dive bars, performance spaces, and cocktail lounges means its packed at night. However, the East Village doesn't sleep during the day. People are working at independent bookstores, catching up at casual cafes, and shopping at vintage clothing stores. This laid-back neighborhood is also home to tattoo parlors and boutiques. At the same time, East Village is also the birthplace of many artistic movements, and its roots have continued as a location for protests. Make sure you stop by St. Marks Place to people watch the countercultural characters!

The more affordable studios and one-bedrooms here make East Village one of NYC's most livable neighborhoods. Foodies love its stylish restaurants like Momofuku Ko and Prune. This eclectic, creative, and energetic neighborhood is one you don't want to miss!
What East Village Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.0
social
8.0
management
7.0
safety
8.0
Median rents in East Village
Studio
$
3,850
1 Bedroom
$
5,350
2 Bedroom
$
6,700

Living in
East Village

Younger Crowd
NYU
Bars/Restaurants
Supermarkets
Nightlife
Safe
Noisy
Coffee Shops
Walkable
East River
Energetic Vibe
East Village — 8.4/10 Rating (based on 33 neighborhood reviews)
Alphabet City has been a great place to live in New York - there are a lot of bars and restaurants around, so it's relatively easy to convince friends to go out around the neighborhood. The walks to the closest subways (the L, F, and 6 trains) are relatively pleasant, and it's easy to walk over to the East Side Parkway if you're interested in running by the river. It feels like a pretty central location without being too much in the thick of it - Avenue B is quieter than Avenue A, and Avenue C is quieter than Avenue B with regards to noise. There are usually people out and about, so it's safe to walk home late at night.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Eastville Gardens
Great. We live definitely closer to the West side - as in by Union Square. The farther east you go the idea is it becomes less safe. Lots to do, lots to see, and a straight shot to school
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
207 East 14th street
I was new to NYC when I came to Stern, and my first place was in the East Village. I recently moved to another building in the same neighborhood. The East Village can not be beat in terms of bars/restaurants and night life. It is also incredibly convenient in terms of proximity to NYU.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Jupiter 21
Fun, great bars and restaurants, not easiest access to subway, but still manageable. Has a decent amount of supermarkets, both high end and economical. Walking distance from NYU.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
170 E 3rd St
Getting towards the shadier part of the East Village, but I've never felt in danger. Google "East Village" and everything you read is probably true. Great nightlife, loud, and affordable depending on where you decide to stop in.
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8
/10
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The Deco East
This is a great neighbourhood - lots of stuff to do, and for the quality of restaurants, bars and coffee shops, much much better value than almost anywhere else in Manhattan (except maybe LES). It's also well connected to transit, and I have a 10 minute walk to school which is a luxury that is hard to over-estimate. The only problem is that it is very noisy.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
91 east 3rd street
Lively neighborhood with many bars and restaurants. Close to East River for those who enjoy running and walking. Close proximity to all major subway lines.
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/10
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East Village Apartment
Great access to restaurants and bars. Feels more like a neighborhood. Easy access to NYU
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8
/10
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237 East 10th St
Great neighborhood with tons of bars and restaurants and always something going on and things to do. Just a little far from school.
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10
/10
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145 2nd Ave
Right in Alphabet City, you get them perks of Soho, St Marks and the LES without the price.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
620 E. 6th St
It's an ideal neighborhood to live in if you're going to NYU Stern.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Villager
Love the neighborhood. Very diverse mix of people and shops.
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8
/10
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531 East 12th Street
Expensive, but close to a lot of bars/restaurants, safe area, can walk to pretty much anything you need (drugstores, grocery stores, etc)
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
68 Second Ave
Very cool neighbourhood
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Deco East
Noisy, homeless people, lots of solicitors. St marks is full of bong shops.
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3
/10
Neighborhood Rating
90 saint marks place
really fun, close to nyu
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10
/10
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205 2nd avenue, new york, new york
Close to everything. Easy walk to school
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10
/10
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236 e 5th st
Neighborhood area has a lot of restaurants and bars. It’s very close to several subway stations and markets (ie. Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, West Side Market). It’s also a little less than 15 minutes walk from the Stern building.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
244 E 13th St
Late night neighborhood, people are always around and right next to multiple bars. Also next to the Union Square subway stop which has a lot of different lines and near a couple L stops.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
231 2nd Ave
Great bars, great restaurants. Can walk to school and have subway options with the F on 2nd Avenue as well as the green and yellow lines at Astor Place. Also plenty of Citi bike racks.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
170 East 2nd St
East Village is a great neighborhood to live in. It is very lively and there are a lot of great bars and restaurants within walking distance. However, this can also come with noise from both neighbors throwing apartment parties or the people on the streets.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
68 Second Ave
lots of bars and restaurants around. Mostly people under the age of 35, not very many children. People can party and be loud and not worry about it. Not very much to do on the "activities" front though.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
94 East 4th Street
The East Village has an amazing social scene that is really worth experiencing if you can. There are tons of great bars and restaurants, including a number of landmarks/icons like Mcsorley's (literally in a popular 1912 painting) and Katz's Deli. It is particularly nice because you can access the rest of NYC fairly easily via the 4,5,6 or N,R, while still being able to walk to some of the harder to access spots like the LES.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hudson East
Awesome neighborhood with great restaurants. Pretty far east, but still only a 20 minute walk to Stern. 15 minutes to the F.
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8
/10
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The Robyn
Pros:
Walking distance to school
Largest concentration of other Stern Students Close to bars, restaurants, always something to do Generally close to subway stops Cons: Dirtier than other parts of the city Loud at night More expensive/sq ft compared to other neighborhoods
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
47 1/2 E 1st St
Good mixture of bars, restaurants, and residential buildings and close enough to school to walk!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
531 East 12th Street
Young professionals, edgy, trendy, cute coffee shops and restaurants, tons of bars!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
328 East 6th St.
Great food scene. Grocery stores and laundromats in every block.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
96 Saint Marks
amazing restaurant and bar scene, close to everything
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
What's not to like about the East Village?
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
221 E 5th St
Love the neighborhood. A lot of fun.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
188 Ave B
Close to campus, grocery stores, bars - downfall is too noisy sometimes
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
84 E 2nd Street
Younger but with new stuff all the time
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
227 East 11th St


Getting to Know
East Village

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: East River to 3rd Ave
North to South Boundaries: E 14th St to E Houston St
dining
Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana
Poco
Thursday Kitchen
Zum Schneider
grocery
C-Town Supermarket
Key Food
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Union Market
Walgreens
fitness
CrossFit East River
Gotham Divers
Rinaldi Pilates
Yoga to the People
parks
6BC Botanical Garden
Abe Lebewohl Park
Albert’s Garden
Tompkins Square Park
coffee
Abraço
B Cup Café
C&B
Momofuku Milk Bar
bus
M14D/M9 (bus)
M15-SBS (bus)
M8 (bus)
M9 (bus)
rail
F (metro)
L (metro)
parking
Icon Bowery First Parking
Quik Park PCVST Garage (#6)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
East Village includes zip codes 10003 and 10009
Rent vs Own
103
%
of East Village residents are renters
Driving to Work
8
%
of East Village residents drive to work
New Construction
6
%
of housing units in East Village have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
41
%
<20 units
38
%
20-49 units
57
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
13
%
18 - 34
56
%
35 - 54
37
%
55+
33
%
Unit Mix
21
%
Studio
57
%
1 Bed
41
%
2 Bed
16
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
85
%
Undergrad Student
12
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
7
%
Retired
24
%

Best Apartments
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1 Bed $3,400
2 Beds $4,400
3 Beds $5,200

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