East Village / Lower East Side

The East Village of New York City is a bustling area with popular restaurants and bars.

Welcome to the East Village/Lower East Side

A vibrant portion of the city with unique pre-war details and an independent spirit.
The East Village of New York City is a bustling area with popular restaurants and bars. The historic bohemian energy is still felt in the independent and adventurous vibe of the community. There is always something new to explore. The nightlife scene is active and vibrant. Real estate in the area is diverse, with pre-war buildings located alongside new luxury condominiums.
If you take the East Village and turn it up a notch, you have the Lower East Side. In the “city that never sleeps,” this is the heart of the action. Restaurants are open late, cafes open even later, and bars are open until the early morning hours. Daylight hours are quiet and relaxed. Real estate in the Lower East Side is mostly made-up of pre-war buildings and newer residential towers.

What to Love

  • Independent spirit
  • Vibrant, active nightlife and entertainment
  • Access to fantastic amenities

Local Lifestyle

The East Village and the Lower East Side attract those seeking access to nightlife within walking distance. Residents in these areas lounge during the day and stay up late at one of the many entertainment venues available. The vibe in both communities is independent, active, and fun.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

True to its independent spirit, the East Village and Lower East Side is filled with unique, trendy, one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops. For trendy women’s apparel and accessories, Maryam Nassir Zadeh is a boutique featuring cutting-edge designers. For unusual gifts and home décor, John Derian is the place to shop. Here you will also find paper products and antique decoupage. When it’s time to update your furniture, Lost City Arts has an excellent selection of mid-century furniture and home décor items. If you’re looking for bold and bright housewares, you’ll want to venture to Coming Soon.
There are plenty of places to eat on the Lower East Side and in East Village, and if you like spicy food, you’ll find the hottest Sichuan dishes in the neighborhood at Han Dynasty. If you’d rather have some pizza, Lil' Frankie's will set you up nicely with their wood-fired pies. Dirty French is the place to go for excellent French fare, and the gorgeous décor alone is worth a visit. Katz's Delicatessen is the spot for you if you want a corned beef or pastrami sandwich that you will probably have difficulty finishing in one sitting. And for a tasty steak or piece of fish – along with a craft cocktail – head over to Freemans Restaurant, a cozy restaurant nestled at the end of an alleyway.
If you enjoy seeing live music, Webster Hall showcases local and touring bands several nights a week. And when you want to watch a movie that you won’t be able to find just anywhere, see what independent or experimental film is playing at Anthology Film Archives.

Things to Do

Tompkins Square Park is a lovely park on the Lower East Side. In this 10.5-acre park, you’ll find playgrounds, chess tables, and a basketball and handball court. Many events are held in this park yearly, including the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

If you love art, you will appreciate The Brant Foundation. This innovative gallery showcases contemporary art and design and offers a space for artists to work and focuses on arts education. The New Museum is a mecca of contemporary art and culture and an incubator of forward thinking.
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