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Area18,899,199 sq ft
Comm. District(s)103
MapMap of East Village
Listing(s)106 no-fee

Location: The East Village, in its modern definition, means everything east of Astor Place, south of 14th street and north of Houston Street. People used to make a distinction between the East Village and the Alphabet City (Avenues A,B,C and D), but that practice is almost extinct now, thanks in no small part to the booming real estate market.

Character: Formerly the seedy punk rock mecca, the East Village has significantly gentrified since the 1990s/early 2000s. As sad as it is to lose iconic venues and quirky shops, it should also be said that as a result of this gentrification, the neighborhood is much safer, the apartments and building fa├žades are getting upgrades, and outdoor cafes are sprouting up all over. And, despite the rising prices, the area still retains its "artsy" feel.

Demographics: The population stands at about 50,000. Since the 1990s, the area's mix has been slowly shifting from the young and artsy to the gainfully employed. Some older home owners left over from the punk/artsy era of the 70s and 80s are still living in the neighborhood, which creates an amazing creative vibe spanning two-three generations. The eastern frontiers of the neighborhood (Avenue D) prominently feature housing projects inhabited by low-income families.

Apartments & Real Estate

The East Village was once famed for cheap apartments (usually in sixth and seventh floor walk-ups and the like). If you have the endurance, and the good fortune to have found such a place, it is highly worth the rent break, since apartments in walk-up buildings that are higher up tend to be cheaper. The deals have become rare nowadays, however.

Selected Rental Buildings

  • 145 Fourth Avenue (East Village) - 6 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A post-war high-rise doorman building offering laundry facilities.
  • 166 Second Avenue (East Village) - 7 listings: 6 no-fee and 1 fee apts
    A pre-war high-rise doorman building offering laundry facilities.
  • 245 East 11th Street (East Village) - 5 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A mid-twentieth century mid-rise elevator building offering laundry facilities. The apartments have high ceilings. Rent includes heat.
  • Avalon Bowery Place I (11 East 1st Street, East Village) - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern mid-rise doorman building offering a gym and a garage.
  • Tompkins Square Plaza (190 East 7th Street, East Village) photos - 3 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    Two towers with a plaza and fountain area separating them. Art openings from various local artists are held approximately 4 times per year in the lobby and all tenants are in....

See all East Village Rental Apartment Buildings (336 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$4,200 2-BedroomThe Sky EastPosted 16/Sep/2014Avail. 17/Sep/2014
$5,400 3-BedroomBloom 62Posted 16/Sep/2014Avail. 17/Sep/2014
$2,650 2-Bedroom112 East 7th StreetPosted 16/Sep/2014Avail. 01/Oct/2014
$2,495 1-Bedroom249 East 10th StreetPosted 16/Sep/2014Avail. 16/Sep/2014
$2,895 Studio85 East 10th StreetPosted 16/Sep/2014Avail. 05/Sep/2014

See all East Village No-Fee Rental Apartments (106 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

See all East Village Condo Apartment Buildings (34 buildings)

See our list of East Village Co-op Apartment Buildings (19 buildings)

Major Streets Crossing the Neighborhood


The name is derived from the East Village's "parent neighborhood" called "Greenwich Village". Originally, the area was considered part of the Lower East Side, but since the 50's, when artists, writers and bohemians started their slow migration east in search of cheaper rent, the neighborhood has been associated more with Greenwich (West Village and Central Village ) Village and its artsy community than with immigrants living on the Lower East Side.

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