East Village
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
While not as popular with visitors as Greenwich Village and the West Village, the East Village is an excellent neighborhood in Manhattan filled with bars, restaurants and nightlife and it is where 20-something year old locals like to hang out.
Written April 8, 2024
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I walked through the East Village in March 2022. I focused on 2nd Avenue between East 10th Street and Houston Street. It is a worthwhile place to walk through with a lot of restaurants and shops. It has an "off the beaten track feel" and is worth a visit. I recommend walking on Broadway to Astor Place to East 10th Street and then on 2nd Avenue.
Written April 18, 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,300 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Since this is a TripAdvisor review, the rating is if you should visit here as a tourist. The answer is no. The East Village is where people live because the homes are nice, it is generally safe and it is not full of touristy stuff. This is the area of the city that the sightseeing tour bus drives though and the guide points out a few interesting sights but the bus doesn't stop. If you are looking for a nice place to live in NYC, this would be an ideal place to look if convenient for work.
Written March 18, 2022
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phil o
London, UK317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Search ‘East Village Safari’ 99 min documentary . This will give you a great idea of what you are going to be seeing in this district
Written January 4, 2021
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BigoBoca
Boynton Beach, FL1,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
This is the place to spend some time strolling. There are galleries, coffee shoppes, and places to dine.
Written September 2, 2019
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The East Village is back. More and more local shops, eateries and storefronts are popping up making the East Village a destination once again in NYC. Stroll the streets and find new and inviting eateries, bars and restaurants opening every day. North of Hudson, South of 14th Street and East of Fifth Avenue. Wander through the Lower East Side or Alphabet City. The East Village Awaits.......
Written July 20, 2019
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia12,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
One of my joys of visiting New York each year is staying in a different area; they each have their own interest and characteristics. Stayed a few nights in East Village and found it totally different to West Village although it is relatively close. Nor can you just dabble for a few hours, there is much to see, lots of shops, bars , restaurants etc. but they won't all be obvious in the first hours. It does though feel less vibrant than say West Village.
Written June 13, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This is a very good neighbourhood here.There are lots of shops and eating places around.The buildings are old and new. The Rhinos sculpture is beautiful.
Written June 3, 2018
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
There is a touching new monument called The Last Three located at Astor Place in the East Village that is worth viewing if you plan to spend time in this area of the city. The new monument is a 17-ft tall sculpture of three bronze Rhinos stacked upon each other, back-to-back and hoof-to-hoof in a manner that quickly draws your attention.

The monument is the works of Australian artists Marc and Gillie Schattner and intends to help educate and raise awareness of the plight and eventual end of the Northern White Rhino species which was down to three (and now two) at the time of the monument unveiling two short months ago.

Sadly, Sudan, the lone surviving male of the species died less than one week after the unveiling of the Last Three Monument. And then there were two!

There is signage to learn about the the monument, the recently deceased male - Sudan and the last two surviving females Najin and Fatu that you can read while viewing The Last Three at Astor Place.

It is a touching monument particularly for those with concerns about poaching in Africa and parts of Asia and the bleak outlook of rhinos everywhere. It is well worth giving the monument a few minutes of your time and possibly spending a bit more familiarising yourself with the situation rhinos face as well.
Written May 26, 2018
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glow4011
Sacramento, CA155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Unique shops, bars, coffee houses, bakeries, a great place to people watching, and a variety of restaurants. It's close to subway, busses, and not too far is Washington Square Park....SoHo.
Written April 10, 2018
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