I’ve decided to start a new series called “Neighborhood Tour” where I take you readers through some of my favorite neighborhoods in New York through the eyes of a college student.
For the first Neighborhood Tour I decided to start off with the East Village: it’s been my hood for the past two years, and it has been pretty great. Home to two New School dorms (“Stuy” & Loeb) and just overall one of the best neighborhoods in New York (I’m biased, obviously). Take a peek at some of my favorites in the area and when you find yourself in the neighborhood, you’ll know everywhere to go just like a pro.
All photography of food/shots around the East Village is brought to you courtesy of student Guang Xu (Integrated Design ’14).
Some of the most delicious and unique pizza you will have! My favorite, of course, is the artichoke pizza, but they also have a crab and other yummy options as well.
I love this little Polish-American restaurant! They also spell their name wrong on the outside, which cracks me up every time. The garden in the back is also great during the warmer months.
A tiny cramped indian restaurant with tons of chili pepper lights everywhere! I like it more for the decor, but the food is good too!
Awesome Thai restaurant with a $7 lunch special that you can’t beat!
Avenue A Flea
I’ve posted about this gem before – so awesome and you never know what you may find.
Places to Go
St. Marks Place
One of the most well-known streets in New York, St. Marks has everything from quirky shops, restaurants, and even karaoke. The St. Marks Bookshop is also great!
Creative Little Garden
Such a chill place to read, draw, listen to music, or just escape from the chaos of New York!
Tompkins Square Park
Located in the heart of Alphabet City, this park is one of my favorites. There’s so much energy here and it is definitely different and unique than many other parks in the city.
Next time your around the East Village check out these spots and keep checking back for more Neighborhood Tours!