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23 Reasons The East Village Still Rocks

The East Village has changed since the '60s, but it's still got character.

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Artists and musicians flocked to the East Village in the '60s.

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They wanted to change the world!

Bands like The Grateful Dead played at The Fillmore East.

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(Now the Emigrant Bank on 6th St. and 2nd Ave).

Artists like Andy Warhol hung out on St. Marks.

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But things change - that's life.

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Everything will be fine.

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We know...

Relax - the East Village can still hang.

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1. Alphabet City is like a world of its own.

You can find peace there.
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You can find peace there.

2. There are plenty of spots to spend those happy hours.

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You will find a bar literally on every corner...

3. They have a secret Cabin somewhere down below.

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Keep it that way.

4. If you are feeling rich, try the cocktails at Death & Co.

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433 E. 6th St. (between 1st and A).

5. If not, there are plenty of great dive bars.

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Cherry Tavern, Doc Holidays, Kabin, Otto's Shrunken Head, Blue & Gold...you get it.

6. If you are looking for something interesting, just go to Tompkins Square Park.

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Don't disappoint him, check out HOWL! Festival

7. And feel free to explore Avenue C.

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Bars and restaurants are waiting to be discovered...

8. Wait...you can walk down Avenue C?

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Yep! Just do yourself a favor and don't go to D.

9. You can EVEN get a cab from Avenue C.

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10. And keep an eye out for The Mosaic Man (aka Jim Powers).

Always with his dog and keeping art alive. Get to know Jim.
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Always with his dog and keeping art alive. Get to know Jim.

11. Then there is Trader Joe's Wine Shop...

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Score no line!

12. Grab a bottle and head to Indian Restaurant Row.

BYOB and a bright dining experience.
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BYOB and a bright dining experience.

13. But the heart of the East Village has always been the music.

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14. For live shows, the best bands play Webster Hall.

15. They also have an insane DJ party there called CIRCUS.

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If that's your thing...

16. For underground shows check out Lit Lounge.

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Then mosh!

17. True music fans can visit Houses of the Holy.

The physical location of the Physical Graffiti album cover (96 & 98 St. Marks Place).
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The physical location of the Physical Graffiti album cover (96 & 98 St. Marks Place).

18. Singer/Songwriters can rock out at Open Mics!

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19. And if you blow it, most places are supportive...

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20. Either way, the East Village is there for you 24/7.

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21. And where else can you find the Nexus of the Universe?

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22. So shame on you for thinking the East Village lost it's magic.

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23. Just remember- it's always below 14th St. and never on the Upper East Side.

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Enough said.

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