East Village Neighborhood Review: Manhattan Moving Guide
Grungy dive bars, old-school record stores, amazing restaurants, and a lively nightlife make the East Village the perfect mixture of laid-back, fun and stylish.
In this East Village neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.
Located north of Houston St, south of 14th St, and east of the Bowery and Third Avenue, The East Village, was formally considered a part of the Lower East Side.
It is the historical home to the many counterculture artistic movements including punk rock and the beatnik movement.
Although the artist and musician culture are not as concentrated in the area, the artistic vibes and character are evident.
Bordering the Lower East Side, the East Village has its fair share of live music venues and has a vibrant nightlife.
"Alphabet City" is the neighborhood's eastern edge and includes Avenues A, B, C, and D.
The East Village is home to St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, which serves as a functioning church, as a home base to a theater company, and as an event space.
Tompkins Square Park, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Webster Hall, the long-running live Stomp, and a handful of movie theaters round out the culture, arts and recreation in the area.
Fun Fact: Once the home to CBGB punk-rock nightclub (closed in 2006), The Bowery was known for its homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and bars and is now a magnet for high rise luxury condos.
The East Village is home to multiple singer, actors, and other artists. Just a few include:
|David Schwimmer||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Lady Gaga||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Rosario Dawson||Actress, Producer, Singer, Writer, Political Activist|
|Regina Spektor||Singer, Songwriter, Pianist|
There are a million and a half options when it comes to getting to the East Village via public transportation.
The best option for getting to the heart of the village; however, is by taking the 6 train to Astor Place which will take you one block from St. Marks Place or Bleeker Street located in the southern end.
The F train will take you the 2nd Ave, the L train to First or Third Avenue, or you can take the N or R train to 8th Street.
|Buses||M1, M2, M3, M8, M9, M14A, M14D, M15, M15SBS, M21, M101, M102, M103|
Subway lines in neighborhood
IND Sixth Avenue Line
BMT Canarsie Line
Average Rent Prices
Although the East Village is very laid-back and unpretentious feel than the rest of Manhattan, the quiet, residential neighborhood is still fairly expensive.
If you're looking to move, there are very few high rises or doorman buildings and more pre-war walk-ups.
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedroom||3 Bedroom|
Public & Charter Schools
There are many great schools to choose from in the East Village, but acceptance priority, for most schools, is given to children who reside in District one.
|Girls Prep Lower East Side||Charter - 5-8 - 631 students||All girls school with opportunities beyond school, over the summer and after graduation|
|East Side Community School||Public - 6-12 - 699 students||Strong leadership, strong college advisory and small classrooms|
|The Children's Workshop School||Public - PK-5- 295 students||Warm and welcoming school with mall classrooms and strong arts program. Racial, ethnic and economic diversity|
|Earth School||Public - PK-5 - 331 students||Involved parents, rooftop garden, strong arts and sciences|
East Village restaurants are sure not to disappoint. All the great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars are too numerous to mention here.
The Asian restaurant scene is a force to be reckoned with. Some of the most famous destinations include David Chang's two-Michelin-starred Momofuku Ko.
Chang's three other restaurants are almost always boiling over with lines out the door.
The eclectic, nostalgic flavor of Criff Dogs perfectly defines the nature of the neighborhood.
Take a slice out of history from the neighborhood's oldest running pizza slice joint at Stromboli Pizza.
Need to sober up at 2 AM with some NYC comfort food? Mosey on into Veselka, a 24-hour cozy Ukranian diner located in the heart of the East Village, and grab one of the best burgers in town or one of their freshly made pierogis.
How safe is the East Village Neighborhood?
Crime rate: 6 of 10
Approximately 18.7067 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents