East Village
East Village
East Village

East Village Tours and Tickets

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The East Village is a culturally vibrant neighborhood with a reputation as the countercultural beacon of New York City. From its origins as an immigrant neighborhood and site of 1980s social activism to its current status as a foodie destination peppered with restaurants and cocktail bars, the East Village merges old school and trendy.

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Nanette_M, Apr 2022
Walking through the East Village in the rain.
Katherine was there waiting for us with Umbrella in hand. She was so sweet to show us the East Village including tons of movie and tv show locations. Not touristy at all. Very Fun. We asked tons of questions about shopping vintage. She knew quite a few places that I never would have found on my own. Lots of girl talk and Acting.
judy_j, Jul 2023
Everything! Amy was so knowledgeable and personable! Great group! My grandson loved every minute of it!
Karen_P, May 2023
Katherine was amazing !!!
Learning about the movie locations . Think a few more locations would have been better . Katherine made our tour more enjoyable
Cindy_D, Jun 2022
Super experience
We had a super great experience with Frankie! We booked a tour with my friend and eventually we were the only ones so we had a private tour. We are french and as my friend didn’t really understand English, I had the time to translate almost everything. Frankie was very patient. Thanks a lot!!
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Q:What is East Village famous for?
A:The East Village is renowned for being the heart of New York's counterculture movement, which flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. It was the birthplace of many artistic, musical, and literary movements, including punk rock and the Nuyorican literary movement. This neighborhood also boasts an eclectic mix of bars, eateries, and shopping spots.
Q:Which celebrities live in the East Village?
A:Known for its celebrity sightings, the East Village has been the home of many famous faces over the years. Movie stars who have called it home include Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Similarly, the East Village has also had famous musician residents like Cher and Britney Spears.
Q:Is the East Village nice to live in?
A:Yes, the East Village is a gorgeous neighborhood to live in. It has one of the country's largest concentrations of community gardens and is frequently listed as one of New York’s best places to live. It’s also got above-average schools and many superb bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Q:What is East Village's reputation?
A:The East Village has a reputation for being an eclectic, artistic, and bohemian neighborhood that draws in artists and professionals alike. Known for its diverse nightlife—from dive bars to cocktail lounges—it offers something for all tastes. It’s also a superb place to shop by day, with indie bookshops and vintage stores aplenty.
Q:Why is it called the East Village?
A:The East Village, which was initially part of Greenwich Village, was rebranded in the 1960s to disassociate itself from the Lower East Side's less favorable image. Real estate brokers promoted this new identity, reinforced by media, until a weekly newspaper was released in 1966 called The East Village Other.
Q:What streets are in the East Village?
A:The East Village borders 14th Street, Houston Street, Third Avenue, and the East River. Some of its most famous roads include the eclectic bar and dining hot spot of St. Mark’s Place and First Avenue, which also hosts a diverse mix of shops and cafes.