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East Village
The East Village is a New York City neighborhood located in the borough of Manhattan. It lies east of Greenwich Village, south of Gramercy and Stuyvesant Town, and north of the Lower East Side. Within the East Village are a few smaller neighborhoods, including Alphabet City and the Bowery. The East Village was previously regarded as being a part of the Lower East Side, but then started to develop its own personality, culture, and tradition in the late 1960s. That was the time when numerous students, artists, musicians, and hippies began moving into the area and really helping the neighborhood to grow.

Over the years the neighborhood has turned into a core of the counterculture in New York City, and is very well-known as being the birthplace and historical home of numerous artistic movements, including Punk Rock, the Nuyorican literary movement, and more. The East Village has also been home to many notable protests and riots throughout its storied history.

Today the neighborhood is still known for its diverse community, vibrant nightlife, and artistic feeling, although in recent decades gentrification has transformed its character somewhat. Residents living in the East Village never have to worry about being bored, as there are many wonderful things that they can enjoy on a 24 hour basis 7 days a week. Both its storied past as well as its evolving future help to make the East Village one of the most interesting and unique neighborhoods in all of New York City.