East Village

East Village

East Village has that sort of small town gritty feel to it. Did you know that the American punk rock was born here? It sure was, but that was a long time ago now. But East Village still boasts that relaxed, bohemian atmosphere.

Nearby SoHo is a totally different world with its trendy boutiques and restaurants.

In the heart of East Village, everything is more relaxed, simple and inexpensive – it is evident that the area caters for a younger crowd.

St. Marks Place, with its special shops and live music scene, is the most famous place in East Village.

Sometimes it is a relief not being surrounded by retail chain stores and browse through independent eclectic shops with odd bits and pieces instead of the usual selection of well known brands.

East Village borders on Bowery, one of New York’s eldest and most interesting streets that still has that industrial feel to it.

Two of my favorite hotels are at Bowery – The Bowery and The Standard East Village.

Make sure you don’t miss the outdoor market The Bowery Market’ with its many cool small restaurants.

If you choose to stay in East Village you will be close to Union Square, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side.

My favorite hotels in East Village

The Standard© Courtesy of The Standard East Village

The Standard East Village

Located off Cooper Square in one of New York’s most vibrant, artistic neighborhoods, The Standard, East Village is cozy, charming, and eccentric in equal measure—very much in the spirit of its surroundings. There’s a quiet, calm garden tucked away at street level, Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s widely acclaimed Narcissa, narcbar the East sides best buzzy new cocktail bar, and the bustling, street-side Café Standard, which hums from morning until late night.

East Village© Courtesy of East Village Hotel

East Village Hotel

The East Village Hotel is a modern boutique hotel featuring studio style rooms and full kitchens with all appliances.  Hotel entrance is on East 9th.Just around the corner of St. Marks Place and surrounded by many eateries, bars, nightlife and entertainment. The bean coffee shop is located on the ground floor of the hotel.

The Bowery
© Courtesy of The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel

Lght, bright bedrooms rooms feature floor-to-ceiling, industrial-style windows, marble baths and wood floors with Asian rugs, plus flat-screen TVs with DVD players and free WiFi. Suites and 1-bedrooms add a sitting area, with the latter having an additional small terrace. An art-deco-inspired lobby bar is a homey, wood-panelled haven from the busy  life of Manhattan.

© Courtesy of The Bowery Hotel

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