I live in NYC and work for TapCommerce, a mobile advertising start-up headquartered in New York.
I'm a native New Yorker and I've been here all my life. I grew up on the Upper East Side, but chose to live in the East Village after college because it's my favorite neighborhood in NYC. I'd be happy to share my tips about the neighborhood if you rent from me. There are tons of amazing restaurants and bars just a few blocks away.