East Village

Independent bookshops, cafes, bars, clubs, and bohemian culture in a laid-back NYC favorite.

Boasting the best of, well, everything, the East Village’s inexhaustible grid of beyond-hip bars, bookshops, cafes, clubs, and galleries cater to even the most exacting tastes. As stylish as it is, the East Village preserves a laid-back attitude so even outsiders feel welcome when in this classic New York City neighborhood. From early morning to late-late night, the East Village brims with activity for socialites and scaliwags alike.

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On the Map

East Village is within Manhattan and bordered by Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Alphabet City, Lower East Side, Noho, Greenwich Village, Soho, Nolita, Union Square, and Gramercy Park

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 23 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 22 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The Closest Thing to Williamsburg in Manhattan

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From head to toe, bike to board, sidewalk to street, the East Village indulges trendy tastes and effervescent attitudes.

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In the East Village, street style is more than a concept, it's a culture.

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From Dusk Until Dawn Until Dusk Again

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Live music, lounge music, performances and cocktails–the East Village invites you to arrive early and stay late.

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Entertainment options are as endless as nights are long in this everything-you-could-ever-want neighborhood.

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Everything You Could Hope to Eat in the East Village

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From early morning coffee to late-night shakes, the East Village percolates with craft-roasted beans, simple slices, and small plates meant for sharing.

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Rustic Dwellings and Modern High-Rises in the East Village

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In the East Village, old traditions and contemporary concepts share the sidewalk.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Youngna Park

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Youngna Park is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2011, she co-produced the feature-length dance music video, "Girl Walk // All Day", with her husband (and fellow Airbnb photographer), Jacob Krupnick. Her photography is intertwined with the narratives of daily life, and highly influenced by the relationship between nature and urban spaces. Shooting for Airbnb was a great reminder of how wonderful and serendipitous meandering walks around NYC can be.

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.