Easy Living In The East Village
Bordered by the East River and Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Town, East Village is known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife and artistic sensibility. In recent decades it has been argued that gentrification has changed the character of the neighborhood but it still retains a funky appeal. The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side, but began to develop its own identity and culture in the late 1960s.
Today’s East Village -- the blocks east of the Bowery between Houston and 14th Streets—may have lost some of its radical qualities but remnants of its spirited past endure in arty hangouts like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. If you like partying, many nightclubs and dance venues can be found in East Village and Alphabet City. For those stuck in the 1980’s The Pyramid Club will get you off your stool and onto the dance floor.
Looking to take in a good show or peruse one of the many art galleries? Performance Space 122 and the Wild Project offer both art exhibits as well as original theatrical experiences. And La Mama and Theater For the New City are examples of Off-Off-Broadway at its best.
Clothing stores are plentiful for the bargain-conscious shopper. Have unwanted clothes? Bring them to the Buffalo Exchange for some fast cash or use as credit to update your wardrobe. Angel Street Thrift not only is a bargain hunter’s haven, all proceeds from their gently worn designer samples benefit the Lower East Side Service Center. Books and music shops are also among the many other establishments you’ll find in this young, hip neighborhood.
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