If you're looking for a neighborhood that has always defined itself by not fitting into mainstream culture, East Village will top most lists. This bohemian enclave of Manhattan has historically been home to poets, punks, beatniks and bums. No matter who lives here, everyone is marching to the beat of their own drum. You'll be able to experience everything that living downtown has to offer, with a tight-knit community of people who are ready to experience something new. East Village also has the highest concentration of bar in New York. All this and more makes East Village one of the best neighborhoods for 20-somethings in New York.
East Village is bordered by Stuyvesa, and Gramercy to the North, the East River to the east, the Lower East Side to the South, and Noho to the West.
East Village has never been interested in following everyone else. This Neighborhood is bursting with unique stops, allowing you to explore tastes. If you poke around you'll also be sure to find eateries that still harbor the influences of the Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish residents of decades ago.