East Village, the birthplace of American punk rock, has changed, but it remains a neighborhood of lovable misfits. Over the years Beat poets, bohemian artists and avant-garde filmmakers have all made their homes here, celebrating the area in stories, on canvas and on screen.
Visitors can explore that heritage, as well as experience the neighborhood’s vibrant dining and nightlife options. There are plenty of places to go: indie-rock, blues, folk, and even comedy clubs, along with upscale spots that serve swanky cocktails and restaurants for every taste and budget.
Here are a few ideas to enjoy the East Village.