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About East Village

For those who are well-aware of the history of the arts in Manhattan, living in the East Village seems like a rite of passage. Because of the neighborhood’s history in housing people such as the beatniks, hippies, and even pop artists, it seems like almost everyone who has garnered some New York City importance has been in the East Village at some point or another. This is why the area has maintained such a booming popularity to this day, with its cultural significance that matches the aspirations of many who decide to move to the iconic area of NYC.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the East Village is the architectural history. Because it is mainly constructed by flat brick buildings and townhouses, you’ll be able to see how the architecture not only reflects the mid-20th century New York, but also the Amsterdam-influenced buildings that influence the area’s Dutch roots. Aside from the architecture, though, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the many different areas in the East Village still housing cultural events and continuing the area’s tradition of being on the artistic forefront. For example, the Nuyorican Poets Café always has something going on, making it a great place to go if you’re interested in hearing both established and up-and-coming artists share their work. If you’re interested in sharing your own poetry, you can even stop by one of their open mic nights to see if you have what it takes!

As for food, the East Village has plenty of options as well. Because of the diverse makeup of the community, you’ll find places geared towards any type of cuisine or palette. For example, Momofuku Noodle Bar is a great restaurant for anyone looking to try some seriously good ramen or other types of noodle-based food.