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East Village

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Between Houston Street, Bowery, & 14th Street, New York City, New York, USA

The Basics

The hip and sometimes grungy East Village is a prime destination for food and drinks. Culinary walking tours offer foodies the option of exploring the mainstays, including Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo and old-school Italian eateries (often called "red-sauce" restaurants by locals). To get the most out of the Village's drinking establishments, try a guided tour through the burgeoning cocktail scene to taste top-notch libations and locally produced spirits. Beer drinkers can opt for brewery tours, which not only introduce travelers to the village's best ale houses and craft beer but also typically include transportation so you can explore without hopping on the subway. Other options include pub crawls, activist history walking tours, and ghost tours.

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East Village Rock n' Punk Tour
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East Village Rock n' Punk Tour
$46.94 per adult
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Great guide / great info . Great to see the city sights with someone From the music business - !!! 5 stars will recommend for sure . Music guy from Los Angeles .
Collin_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Great ghost stories
THAMARA_J, Aug 2021
East Village Haunted Manhattan tour
Our tour guide Frankie was absolutely Phenomenal. The tour was filled with scary stories and some great historical facts. My daughter (14 yrs) and cousin (13 yrs old) really enjoyed the tour too. I definitely will recommend to my NYC friends ☺
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A lot of fun.
ThomasLaSalle, Jul 2021
East Village Haunted Manhattan tour
Frankie, our guide, was a great story teller and a lot of fun. I recommend the experience to anyone.
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Such amazing history
SamCheryll, Oct 2019
East Village Haunted Manhattan tour
Frankie was such a wonderful guide! So animated, funny, passionate about the subject matter and super friendly. The tour itself was a great experience for both the believer and the skeptic. The ghost stories were cool and the history of the area was great to hear. Perfect start to an NYC weekend and a perfect intro to the area.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The East Village is a perfect destination for urban adventurers, foodies, and fashionistas.

  • Walking tours are an efficient way to see all the sights, since the neighborhood is best explored on foot.

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How to Get There

Located east of Broadway between 14th and Houston streets, the East Village is best accessed by subway. Hop the 4/5 train to Union Square, the 6 to Bleeker Street, or the F to the 2 Avenue Station. Alternatively, the M14 bus runs crosstown on 14th street, and the M15 bus runs uptown on 1st Avenue and downtown on 2nd Avenue.

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When to Get There

The East Village is a fantastic year-round destination, though spring and autumn bring perfect light-sweater weather and blue skies. Summer can be hot and humid, while winter is often windy, snowy, and cold. You’ll want to arrive early in the day for sightseeing and shopping. Plan a weekend evening visit for a night on the town, but show up early, as many restaurants don't take reservations.

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Where to Take a Break

Take a few minutes to rest in the centrally located Tompkins Square Park. An East Village icon situated in Alphabet City, Tompkins Square is central to the neighborhood's social activism and culture. The park’s benches, playgrounds, and chess tables are situated beneath leafy, American elm trees and offer a perfect place for relaxation.

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