is a favorite area where a relaxed atmosphere prevails, yet it´s full of life. The area has the city’s best prices when it comes to restaurants and you will find many different kinds of cuisine to choose from, especially food from Asia and the Middle East.
In East Village there are also many small shops, bars, clubs and weekend markets.
The main thoroughfare is St. Marks (8th Street) from Astor Place to Tompkins Square Park (Ave A), but don´t forget to stroll into the nearby streets as well.
A small selection of places we recommend:
Vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses in all possible variations. Even clothes.
335 East 9th Street
Obscura Antiques and Oddities
As the title says so you can find odd antiques and vintage stuff at affordable prices.
280 East, 10th Street
A tiny, whitewashed restaurant with wood oven where they make good Italian pork dishes to eat here or take away. The meat is organic.
110 East 7th Street
St Mark´s Bookshop
Still, there are some of the small and cozy bookstores left in New York. This specializes in design, art and architecture, but also sells a variety of monthly magazines and newspapers.
31 3rd Avenue
Tarallucci e vino
Here you can find the best Italian coffee in New York. Popular cafe with big sandwiches.
163 First Avenue
The Bowery Hotel
Most rooms gives you a nice view of East Village though you must be prepared a lot for it. Rooms are fr. us$ 425/night and up but you can always visit their nice restaurant Gemma, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
335 Bowery Street
Clothes for men. Underdog East puts together tiny New York and Brooklyn talents with internationally recognized names, formal get ups with dressy street wear, new items with well taken care of consignment to present an interesting collection of men’s clothing.
Popular, not least for its personal service.
117 East 7th Street