East Village - New York City

The East Village was made famous by the musical "rent", originally produced in the East Village at the New York Theatre Workshop, which is located between Houston and 14th Streets. The area was once the home of the wealthy Astors and Vanderbuilts, but eventually became a melting pot for early immigrants coming into New York City. There is a large population of Ukrainians in an area now called Little Ukraine. You will find that the East Village has many ethnic restaurants that are very affordable. Try Little India on 6th street.

The Great Hall at Cooper Union located on Third Ave. once hosted speakers such as Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, while the "Public Theater" has been the opening theater for quite a few famous productions (Chorus Line opened here). Be sure to visit Historic St. Marks-in-the Bowery Church located on 10th Street. The church dates back to 1799. Also in the area Tompkins Square Park was home to many of the violent protests of the 60’s hippie era. See the East Village Wkipedia Website.

Check out the Old Merchant House located at 29 East 4th Street, or the Alamo, a steel cube sculpture that revolves when pushed.

Public Theater
The opening theater for several famous productions

Joe’s Pub, offers a variety of live shows

Historic Bars:
McSorley’s Old Ale House opened in 1854. Located on East Seventh Street. McSorley’s serves their own light and dark ale. Popular hangout with the college crowd.

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Map of this NYC neighborhood location

Our map of Manhattan's East Village neighborhood includes directions, reviews as well as the location of popular sights and attractions you can find there, including: Little Ukraine, Great Hall at Cooper Union, The Public Theater, St. Marks in the Bowery Church, Old Merchant House, Alamo sculpture, La Plaza Cultural & the Orpheum Theater.

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