About East Village Neighborhood

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In the city that never sleeps, the East Village really commits to pulling all-nighters. Situated between 14th Street to the north, Houston to the south, and east of The Bowery and Third Avenue, the East Village began as a hub for Russian, Ukrainian, and Jewish immigrants. In the 50s, the arrival of Beatniks set the stage the hippies, musicians, and artists that moved in during the 60s. The counterculture community flourished and birthed such artistic movements as punk music and Nuyorican literature (a portmanteau of New York and Puerto Rican). Now defunct venues such as the Electric Circus, The Fillmore East, and CBGB attracted bands such as The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Madonna, and Blondie, solidifying the neighborhood as a bastion of the hip. By that point, the term “East Village” became common parlance to distinguish the area from the slums of the Lower East Side. Nearly 60 years later, and the neighborhood is still home to a bustling nightlife full of culinary delights, vintage clothing stores, bars, performance, and karaoke. High rises continue to evade the area, but the pre-war walks ups have begun to mix with contemporary housing styles. The neighborhood, while undergoing changes, continues to maintain the adventurous and independent spirit that made it so popular in the first place.

Average Rental Prices in East Village

These are the average rental prices in East Village by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in East Village

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through East Village. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • F
  • L

Crime Rate in East Village

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 18.7067 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 003 Charrette School

P.S. 041 Greenwich Village

J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch