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Alphabet City

Avenues A, B, C, and D, between Houston and 23rd, New York City, NY
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So glad I checked this area out!

I loved seeing the real life setting of Rent. I know times have changed since it was written, but... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Very pretty offbeat area

This place has been heavily gentrified. Think it's lost a lot of the grit it had until recently... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
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  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
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30 Jul 2017
“So glad I checked this area out!”
2 May 2017
“Very pretty offbeat area”
Avenues A, B, C, and D, between Houston and 23rd, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I loved seeing the real life setting of Rent. I know times have changed since it was written, but I thoroughly enjoyed our stroll. There are a ton of bars/restaurants that I can't wait to come back and check out on our next visit. Walking...More

1  Thank BaseballFan5
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place has been heavily gentrified. Think it's lost a lot of the grit it had until recently, however this is a very nice area to walk around, bars and restaurants abound and the area is very pretty. Tomkins sq park in the area is...More

1  Thank Catsnuts
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed in Av C during our NYC vacations, and it was a great option. It was close by to many bars and clubs, as well as Williamsburg Bridge (which we crossed walking). You can visit SoHo, Little Italy and China Town easily from there.

3  Thank Lula N
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed on Avenue C during our NY stay and loved it. Felt like we were living in NY rather than just visiting. Always something interesting to either see or experience. Loved, Loved, Loved staying here. Definitely not a tourist area which is why we...More

2  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Visit Alphabet City if you enjoy going to small divey bars. This area is also known for the good collection and variety of restaurants.

2  Thank Sara A
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This part of the city really gets hopping late in the day and clubs go till 5 or 6 in the morning. Fortunately there are all night places to eat as well. Many types of people and ethnic groups occupy the place and it truly...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 2 June 2015

whenever I travel I always want to see how the locals live..well this is it for NYC..as most of the city has high rise apts and fairly generic stores come vist the last real neighborhood in Manhattan. Low rise original buildings,cool gardens, funky places to...More

1  Thank RobKNewYork
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This part of town has lots of small really nice gardens run by some Green thumb community. The whole thing is very alternative with for example small wind mills made of soda cans and stuff like that. You'll also find some nice restaurants and a...More

4  Thank Hannes R
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Actually stayed near Tompkins Square Park during my visit. Loved it !!! All the amenities are practically stone throw away from each other, you don't even need to venture out too far. From restaurants to bars to vintage shopping to pharmacies to 24hr delis, all...More

3  Thank Lady_PoG
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It was nice to walk around in the Alphabet City. It is different than the center of Manhattan, in the sense that it is much more quiter and without the presence of tourists. There is not any major attraction to see, so you can go...More

3  Thank ilGrec0
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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