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Encyclopedia > East Village, Manhattan
Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village.

The East Village is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The neighborhood is bounded by 14th Street on the north, the East River on the east, Houston Street on the south, and Broadway on the west. It lies east of Greenwich Village, south of Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town, and north of the Lower East Side. The East Village encompasses the neighborhoods of Alphabet City (Avenues A - D) and NoHo (Houston Street - Astor Place, Broadway to the Bowery.) Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x1458, 424 KB) Summary The East Village, looking south down Second Avenue from 6th Street. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x1458, 424 KB) Summary The East Village, looking south down Second Avenue from 6th Street. ... Looking south on Second Avenue from 85th Street, May 2005 Second Avenue is an avenue on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City that extends from Houston Street to the Harlem River Drive. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Houston Street looking east, from The Bowery Houston Street looking west, from The Bowery Houston Street (pronounced ) is a major east-west thoroughfare in downtown New York City. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Gramercy, also called Gramercy Park, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, focused around Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and 21st Streets. ... View of central Manhattan from Stuyvesant Town. ... Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco L.E.S. redirects here. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... NoHo can also refer to North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. ...

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Genesis of the name

Until the 1960s, the eastern side of Manhattan between 14th and Houston streets was simply the northern part of the Lower East Side, and shared much of its immigrant, working class characteristics with the area below Houston Street. A shift began in the 1950s with the migration of Beatniks into the neighborhood, and then hippies, musicians and artists in the 1960s. The area was dubbed the "East Village", to dissociate it from the image of slums evoked by the Lower East Side name, and to present the area as the new Greenwich Village, which had been popular with artists, but had become stodgy and middle-class by then. Beatnik is a media stereotype that borrowed the most superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s to present a distorted (and sometimes violent), cartoon-like misrepresentation of the real-life people and the spirituality found in Jack Kerouacs autobiographical fiction. ...


Newcomers and real estate brokers popularized the East Village name, and the term was adopted by the popular media the by the mid-60s. As East Village developed a culture distinct from the rest of the Lower East Side, the two areas came to be seen as two separate neighborhoods rather that the former being part of the latter.[1][2]


Tompkins Square Park Police Riot

Allen Ginsberg (left) with his lifelong companion, poet Peter Orlovsky
Allen Ginsberg (left) with his lifelong companion, poet Peter Orlovsky

In August 1988, the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot erupted when police attempted to enforce a newly-passed curfew for the park. In August 1988, a riot erupted in Tompkins Square Park when police brutally attempted to enforce a newly-passed curfew for the park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Allen_Ginsberg_und_Peter_Orlowski_ArM.jpg‎ Bearbeitung von Image:Allen Ginsberg und Peter Orlowski. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Allen_Ginsberg_und_Peter_Orlowski_ArM.jpg‎ Bearbeitung von Image:Allen Ginsberg und Peter Orlowski. ... Irwin Allen Ginsberg (IPA: ) (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet. ... Peter Orlovsky (born July 8, 1933) is an American poet best known for being the lover of Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg. ...


Culture

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Other than geography, the East Village's most notable commonalities with Greenwich Village are a colorful history, vibrant social and cultural outlets, and street names that often diverge from the norm. Some notable examples are the Bowery, a north-south avenue which also lends its name to the somewhat overlapping neighborhood of the Bowery; St. Mark's Place, a crosstown street well-known for counterculture businesses; and Astor Place/Cooper Square, home of the Public Theater and the Cooper Union. Nearby universities like New York University (NYU) and The New School have dormitories in the neighborhood. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Tribute in Light as viewed from St. ... The single block of Astor Place that leads to Broadway predates Manhattans grid plan. ... The Public Theater is a New York City arts organization. ... The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... The New School is an institution of higher learning in New York City, located around Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. ... A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ...


CBGB, the nightclub considered by some to be the birthplace of punk music, was located in the neighborhood, as was the early punk standby A7. No Wave and New York hardcore also emerged in the area’s clubs. Among the many important bands and singers who got their start at these clubs and other venues in downtown New York were: the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Arto Lindsay, the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, the Plasmatics, Glenn Danzig, Sonic Youth, the Beastie Boys, Anthrax, and The Strokes. The outside front facade of CBGB CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a legendary music club located at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. ... Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... No Wave was a short-lived but influential music and art scene that thrived briefly in New York City during the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk scene there. ... New York Hardcore (NYHC) refers to hardcore punk music created in New York City and to the subculture associated with that music. ... The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953) is an American guitarist and singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... The Plasmatics were an American punk band, formed by Yale graduate and radical anti-artist Rod Swenson, around the late Wendy O. Williams. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... The Beastie Boys are a musical group from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. ... The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 that rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in the garage rock revival. ...


Over the last 100 years, the East Village/Lower East Side neighborhood has been considered one of the strongest contributors to American arts and culture in New York. During the great wave of immigration (Germans, Ukrainians, Polish) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, countless families found their new homes in this area. The East Village has also been the home of cultural icons and movements from the American gangster to the Warhol Superstars, folk music to punk rock, anti-folk to hip-hop, advanced education to organized activism, experimental theater to the Beat Generation. Club 57, on St. Mark's Place, was an important incubator for performance and visual art in the late 1970s and early 1980s, followed by 8BC as, during the 1980s, the East Village art gallery scene helped to galvanize modern art in America, with such artists as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons exhibiting. The East Village is also the setting for Jonathan Larson's muscial Rent, which is set in the early 1990s and follows a group of friends as they spend a year struggling against AIDS, poverty, and drug abuse. The Warhol Superstars refers to a coterie of New York personalities promoted by Andy Warhol during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Anti-folk (or antifolk) is a genre of music related to punk rock and American folk music that originated in the mid-1980s in New York City. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... “Beats” redirects here. ... Club 57 a nightclub located on St. ... 8BC was a seminal performance space/art gallery/ nightclub in the underground art scene that exploded in New Yorks East Village in the early 1980s. ... Harings Radiant Baby Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 - February 16, 1990) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York street culture of the 1980s. ... Image:Jean1. ... Jeff Koons (born January 21, 1955), is an American contemporary artist and sculptor. ... Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American Tony Award-winning composer and playwright who lived in New York City and authored musicals, including Rent and Tick, Tick. ... Rent can refer to: Renting, a system of payment for the temporary use of something owned by someone else. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


Though parts of this culture remain, many artists have relocated to Brooklyn in response to the rising prices and homogeneity that have followed the neighborhood's gentrification. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

References

  1. ^ Mele, Christopher; Kurt Reymers, Daniel Webb. Selling the Lower East Side - Geography Page. Selling the Lower East Side. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  2. ^ Mele, Christopher; Kurt Reymers, Daniel Webb. The 1960s Counterculture and the Invention of the "East Village". Selling the Lower East Side. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.

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See also

The East Side of Manhattan refers to the side of Manhattan Island which abuts the East River and faces Brooklyn and Queens. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Loisaida mural by local artist Antonio Garcia, aka Chico. Loisaida is a term derived from the Hispanic (and especially Puerto Rican) pronunciation of Lower East Side, a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Bowery is a well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other—running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. ... Tompkins Square Park is a 10. ... The Ninth precinct is in New York City. ...

External links

Coordinates: 40°43′39″N, 73°59′09″W Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 221 KB) Summary The top floors of the Chrysler building seen from the east on 42nd Street in morning light. ... Community Boards of Manhattan are local government bodies in the New York City borough of Manhattan, which are appointed by the Borough President. ... The Manhattan Community Board 1 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Tribeca and Lower Manhattan in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 2 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, West Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 3 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Tompkins Square, East Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown and Two Bridges, in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 4 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Clinton and Chelsea in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 5 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Midtown in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 6 is a local government unit of the City of New York, encompassing the East Side of Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets. ... The Manhattan Community Board 7 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, and Lincoln Square in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 8 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Upper East Side, LenoxHill, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 9 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, and Morningside Heights in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 10 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Harlem and Polo Grounds in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 11 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of East Harlem, El Barrio/Spanish Harlem, Wards and Randalls Island in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 12 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Inwood and Washington Heights in the borough of Manhattan. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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East Village, Manhattan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (855 words)
The East Village is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
The neighborhood is bounded by 14th Street on the north, the East River on the east, Houston Street on the south, and, roughly, the Bowery and Third Avenue on the west.
The East Village has also been the home of cultural icons and movements from the American gangster to the Warhol Superstars, folk music to punk rock, anti-folk to hip-hop, advanced education to organized activism, experimental theater to the Beat Generation.
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