The Scene

Creative energy runs through the East Village like a buzzing electrical current. Since the ’70s, a groundswell of artists, musicians, and iconoclasts put the neighborhood—and New York City—on the map as the place to be. It’s the birthplace of punk, the hub of counterculture, the lightning rod for the city’s kinetic spark. Today, elements of the neighborhood’s history mix with new hotspots that carry the torch.


Experience the grit and glamour of the East Village, its pastiche of cultures and characters, its dynamic spirit and singular history, all through the individual places that add their own unique magic to the scene. Take a tour through the area to find one-of-a-kind places to grab a bite, meet friends for drinks, or just take in the scenery.