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5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Schools 4/5

"New York's Everything with Downtown Attitude"

People who love the East Village are probably pretty partial, but to us, this neighborhood is the hub of Manhattan - historically, culturally and socially. The area served as the stage for some of music's most important moments in New York, centering around the infamous CBGB. St. Mark's Place was once a block of punk squatters and starving musicians looking for a break. The neighborhood was alive with a gritty music culture. Today, that spirit has pretty much been driven out by gentrification, b... Full review
Pros
  • Tons to do
  • Great nightlife
  • Lots of history
Cons
  • Crowded and noisy
  • Invaded by the Bridge and Tunnel crowd
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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