East Village Apartments for Rent

Updated - March 28, 2017
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3 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,800 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,800
Per Month
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11 mins ago
Alex Kim
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,795 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,795
Per Month
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9 mins ago
Ricardo M. Harrison
1 Bedroom, East Village Rental for $2,995 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,995
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Martin Martinov
No Fee
4 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $5,200 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,200
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Martin Martinov
No Fee
3 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $4,090 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,090
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Martin Martinov
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,270 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,270
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Martin Martinov
No Fee
4 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $6,600 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,600
Per Month
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19 mins ago
Cecilia Sullivan
No Fee
Room, East Village Rental for $1,400 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,400
Per Month
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11 mins ago
Alex Kim
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, Alphabet City Rental for $3,195 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,195
Per Month
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27 mins ago
Sachiko Honda
East Village Expert
3 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,800 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,800
Per Month
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2 hours ago
Eleonora Nikolova
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $5,500 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,500
Per Month
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18 mins ago
Gabriela Marin
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,000 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,000
Per Month
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2 hours ago
Eleonora Nikolova
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, Alphabet City Rental for $3,000 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,000
Per Month
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28 mins ago
Giaz Khan
East Village Expert
1 Bedroom, Alphabet City Rental for $2,584 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,584
Per Month
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19 mins ago
Erwin Oviedo
No Fee
1 Bedroom, Alphabet City Rental for $4,511 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,511
Per Month
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19 mins ago
Jeffrey Cruz
4 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $4,200 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,200
Per Month
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44 mins ago
Alex Andonov
East Village Expert
No Fee
1 Bedroom, Alphabet City Rental for $2,795 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,795
Per Month
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19 mins ago
9300 Realty
No Fee
4 Bedrooms, Alphabet City Rental for $6,850 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,850
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Zack (Zachary) Haluszczak
East Village Expert
1 Bedroom, East Village Rental for $4,450 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,450
Per Month
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30 mins ago
Richard Cohen
No Fee
3 Bedrooms, Alphabet City Rental for $4,995 - Photo 1
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,995
Per Month
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28 mins ago
Jackie Betesh
No Fee
Studio, East Village Rental for $2,875 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,875
Per Month
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37 mins ago
Gabriela Marin
No Fee
3 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $4,250 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,250
Per Month
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5 hours ago
Diana Babayeva
No Fee
3 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $4,900 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,900
Per Month
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1 hour ago
Yotam
No Fee
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $4,525 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,525
Per Month
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59 mins ago
Ricardo M. Harrison
2 Bedrooms, East Village Rental for $3,300 - Photo 1
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300
Per Month
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37 mins ago
Erica Geller
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East Village Apartments
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The East Village is a buzzing hub of youthful energy and activity, boasting bookstores, cafes, galleries and beyond-hip bars, it’s both stylish and laid back. It was once the most vibrant art scene in NYC, and though it maintains those roots to date, there is a much more polished edge to the neighborhood today, complete with luxury condos, franchised coffee shops and lunch spots. Median rental prices in East Village are about the same as the rest of Manhattan. Over 30% of renters here live in buildings with 50 or more units. Newer and taller buildings have been developed at a steady rate since the 1930s leading to more available apartments for renters.

Atmosphere

The East Village has the highest concentration of bars in the city. It boasts apartment diversity, demographic diversity, a high density of restaurants, and proximity to nightlife. Likely due to its vicinity to NYU, the East Village has more income and ethnic diversity than its next-door-neighborhoods. That’s not to say it’s cheaper than the rest of Manhattan, the median prices are about the same in the East Village as those of the rest of the city. The East Village built its name on the influx of artists in the 1960s and that vibe carries through in its atmosphere today despite the increasing gentrification of the area. Despite the influx of gentrification and wealth, the neighborhood has maintained much of its bohemian charm.

If you’re looking for finer fare, enjoy DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Momofuku, or Peels. Motorino Pizza. Caracas Arepas, or Sigmund Pretzel shop are must-try cheap eats. It’s not all food and drink, though; the neighborhood also boasts an impressive number of boutique shops and art galleries. Historic landmarks include Cooper Union (whose Great Hall has seen many historic speeches, including a famous one by Abraham Lincoln).

The East Village is considered to be the area east of Broadway to the East River, between 14th Street and Houston Street. It includes two small neighborhoods within it, The Bowery and Alphabet City. Both areas were hugely important to the art scene in New York from the 60s to the present, and both have seen incredible transformations over the last few decades.

St Mark’s, once the street dedicated to the hippie culture of the East Village is now home to Chipotle in addition to the tattoo parlors and head shops. Vape shops line the block and many of the iconic clothing stores have moved off the block. The street, though, has been able to maintain its personality throughout the years which is tribute to the strength of the culture. We hope it's able to maintain its unique status for years to come.

Bowery, both a neighborhood and a street, is another hugely integral piece of the East Village. Home to venues like the Bowery Ballroom and formally CBGB’s, music, poetry, and theater saturated the Bowery and the East Village.

Flat or tall?

Over 30% of all renters in the East Village live in buildings with 50 or more units; while almost half of all housing stock in the East Village was built in or before 1939, new (and therefore taller) buildings have been developed at a steady rate since then.

History

Like most of New York, the East Village started out as farmland. Until the 1960s, the East Village was just the northern tip of the Lower East Side, largely occupied by German and Ukrainian working class immigrants. In the 1950s, the Beat movement made its roots in the East Village and paved the way for the influx of the hippie scene of the 60s.

Andy Warhol promoted a series of multimedia shows, entitle “The Exploding Plastic Inevitable,” which featured music by the Velvet Underground on St Marks Place, the Electric Circus opened and hosted names like Bobby Kennedy, The Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, and the ALlman Brothers Band, among many others.

CBGB’s the nightclub that is generally considered to be the birthplace of punk music, was located on the Bowery. Artists like Patti Smith, the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television, Sonic Youth, the Beastie Boys and many others got their starts at CBGB and neighboring venues.

Beyond music, the East village has had an enormous impact on the arts and culture of the United States. The neighborhood birthed cultural icons and movements from Warhol to folk art, to punk rock and hip hop. From the advancement of education to organized activism, experimental theater and the Beat Generation. The musical Rent is set in Alphabet City and described the city devastated by the AIDS epidemic, drugs and crime, in the East Village.

Activities

Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, People-watching

Check it out

Wander down St. Mark’s’ Place and check out the myriad tattoo parlors, restaurants and street-side stores (but you don’t need to get a tattoo, unless you really want one…); if the weather is nice, hit up Tompkins Square Park for a little greenery amidst the buildings. Stop by the park in front of Cooper Union and try to sneak in to see some incredible student work. See a show at Webster Hall or Bowery Ballroom.

Make sure you take the time to go to Veselka for brunch, Momofuku for dinner, and for a perfect cocktail Death & Co. St Mark’s Church is beautiful and well worth a visit.

East Village Neighborhood Specialists

Median Rents for East Village
Studio Apartments $2,399
1 Bedroom Apartments $2,895
2 Bedroom Apartments $3,695
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Nearby Public Transportation
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0.35 mi - 1st Av (14th St and 1st Ave)
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0.48 mi - 2nd Av (Houston St and Allen St)
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0.58 mi - Astor Place (East 8th St and 4th Ave)
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0.61 mi - Essex St (Delancey St and Norfolk St)
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0.66 mi - 8th St (8th Ave and Broadway)
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