Boundaries: Houston St. to 14th St., East River to Fourth Ave; Canal St. to Houston St.; East River to Bowery.
Where Would You Live? Apartments in the East Village and Lower East Side are found mostly in low-rise buildings, although recent construction of new luxury condos and rentals has made these famously outrageous neighborhoods all the more eclectic in design. Anything goes in this lower Manhattan area embraced by fun loving and creative New Yorkers.
Neighborhood Features: The largest concentration of bars and nightlife venues in New York City; Outdoor recreational areas such as Tompkins Square Park; boutique shopping; trendy dining; cultural institutions such as the Public Theatre, Film Forum, PS 122 and the Sunshine Theater on Houston Street. Excellent dining and drinking at PDT, Momofuko, Hearth, WD50, and Mission Chinese.
Subways: F to Second Ave. | L,N,Q,R,4,5,6 to 14th St.-Union Square | L
to Second Ave. | L to First Ave. | F,J,M,Z to Delancey St.-Essex St. | B.D
to Grand St. | F to East Broadway