East Village is an area that is surrounded by 14th street to the north, the East River to the East, Houston Street to the south street and the Bowery and the 3rd Ave to the west. The East Village represents a dynamic and multicultural neighborhood in the city of New York. Has been home to many immigrant populations by creating an area that includes diverse cultures Ukrainian, Polish, Irish, Jewish, Japanese and Indian. In addition, the East Village has been home to artists, writers and musicians. Currently has a significant student population due to its proximity to the University of New York, the New School and Cooper Union. Very much in vogue in the nineteenth century, when they lived here the wealthy in New York, East Village was subsequently converted into a more common place for many decades. Has now been bourgeoisified. Some beautiful houses of the nineteenth century and the church of St Mark in Bowery can be admired in Stuyvesant Street. St Mark's place was the center of the Beat Generation, the plaza Cooper Square is so named for the Cooper Union Foundation Building, seven-storey building, founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper as a free school for the children of the workers, to give them the possibility of training that he had not been able to realize. The neighborhood has become a center of the counterculture in New York, and is known as the place of birth and the historic home of many artistic movements, such as the punk rock and the Nuyorican literary movement. East Village is still known by its diverse and vibrant community, its night life and the artistic sensibility, if he (yours) is to recall the ambience of the scene rock - punk they can visit the Manitoba's Bar (99 Avenue B, between the streets 6th and 7th), place of singer Richard “Handsome Dick“ better Manitoba known like the leader of The Dictators, who has remained inalterable almost four decades later. It has several things what to see like Nuyorican Poets Cafe. And to visit East Village when the HOWL is celebrated(held)! in Tompkins Square Park, vegetable(plant) lung of the quarter, this festival called like that in honor to the poem namesake (homonym) of Allen Ginsberg. It is sometime in June, others in August or in September, quite a very chaotic following (continuing) the style of the generation beat. For some days this park is filled with poetry, music, dance and concerts free recalling the argumentative spirit of the sixties.
From Germany and with no money arrives in the nineteenth century a man who spends from poverty to extreme wealth because it is coming to be the name more rich of the United States, John Jacob Astor, who marketed the beaver fur, therefore it is not surprising that the emblems of the decoration of the Metro station Astor Place are the beavers. The station is quite clean as rule of the New York subway. The street was named in honor of Astor, who died in 1848 and was a great philanthropist, the New York Public Library owes much of its existence to this benefactor that after more than 100 years has not been withdrawn the support to this philanthropic activity. Astor Place ends in the Third Avenue, so continue down St. Marks Place, a large block pursued by the punk rockers in the 1980s, the music and the book of the shops in the 1990s, and now especially an outdoor market selling many of the same trinkets available in Chinatown. St Marks Place is more or less a block, with many bars and places to eat along it. Some of the most famous places to eat in St. Marks Place includes Dojo, Grand Sichuan, Khyber Pass, the Palapa, and Yaffa Cafe. Near Second Avenue and continue walking toward east to enjoy some of the best offers of the East Village that is directed to the Avenue, where St. Marks Place ends in Tompkins Square Park.
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The Merchants House Museum is a house with Greek Revival architecture converted into a museum. Built in 1832 close to Washington Square, it was inhabited for 100 years by a family of merchants (Merchants, hence its name). It shows how a wealthy family and their servants lived four Irish in New York in the mid 19th century.
It is noteworthy that the house was among the first 20 buildings designated in 1965 as landmarks of the city. It is the only museum house in the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, Noho and celebrated 80 years as a museum in 2016.
Collections and Exhibitions: You can visit four floor period rooms decorated with more than 3,000 original family possessions, including; furniture, decorative objects, photographs, household items, books, clothes and even her secret garden of the 19th century.
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This is an average Price; it changes according to each event. Public Theater is an organization founded as the Shakespeare Workshop in 1954 with the intention to make the works of the playwrights and artists, is located in the 425 Lafayette Street in the former Astor Library in the East Village section of Manhattan. In addition to the five theaters - the Shiva, the Martinson, the LuEsther Hall, Anspacher and Newman - the site is the home of Joe Pub, a cabaret style environment used for a new job, musical performances, artists of the spoken word and soloists. The public also operates the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where it is Shakespeare in the Park, one of the most beloved traditions of summer in the city of New York. In addition, each season of the theatrical productions to large-scale, also produces a number of different series, festivals and programs each year. This theater is a great place to see a live show, is small in size, so you can see and hear very well from anywhere, on the other side of the entrance hall of the main theater there is a large room where we can go before and after the show, sometimes there is a band and service in the bar, although you should confirm that day and time the event is offered. There are also interesting films that are not in chains of theater, is also an intimate place to attend performances stand-up. The Public Theater changes their productions almost monthly and serves as the home of the group of emerging writers who are looking to reach out to the public in the early stages of his career.
St Marks Church In-The Bowery It is the oldest site of worship in New York and the second oldest church in Manhattan, is not only a church but a beautiful collection of buildings together with its cemetery, the first stone for the construction was placed in April 1795. The church is very old but young in appearance. The banks were removed to allow dancers, poets and artists to express themselves and entertain the believers. Since 1920 has been a center of cultural art, and also of worship, and houses a dance company. This church has played a dominant role in civil rights.
The Cooper Union Cooper Union is the name by which it is commonly known, the Cooper Union for the advancement of science and art, located in New York. The Cooper Union is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, with its three schools always located in the most senior posts in the rankings of the country, is divided into three faculties or schools: School of Architecture, School of Art and School of Engineering. The Cooper Union is one of the few American institutions of higher education that offers a free education to all students. As a result of this offer, Cooper Union is one of the most selective universities in the United States, with an acceptance rate of students generally below 10% of the applications received. Cooper has a rich history in 150 years, its founder, Peter Cooper, an inventor of the nineteenth century and industrial with less than a year of formal schooling, designed to provide students from working class a education of 'first row', 'free as the air or the water' with unorthodox programs; brought the fine arts and the arts together structural, was a pioneer in the admission of women, and had a library free and open to the public before the creation of the New York Public Library. Abraham Lincoln gave a famous antislavery address at Cooper. Thomas Edison study chemistry there. Between 2006 and 2009 was built what is known today as the Cooper Union Building, located in the N. 41 Cooper Square, is a work of exhibition spaces with multipurpose and shops, was conceived in pursuit of the purpose of causing the same impact as the first building on the foundation in 1859 Cooper was or what caused the Chrysler building in the 1930s. All the institutional amenities - including meeting rooms, social space, seminar halls, wireless connection, health services, and phones - are located on the fourth and the seventh level around the atrium. The lift system only makes trips to the fourth and seventh floors, called upon the occupants to use, and congregate around the grand staircase, the social heart of the building. On the street level, the transparent facade invites to the street to watch and take part in the intensity of the activity contained within the building. Open and accessible, the Cooper building is an example of energy efficiency as embodied by the sustainable architecture
Sculpture Alamo Located in the small triangle of traffic to the south of the historic Underground entrance of Astor Place and just to the north of Cooper Union, this steel sculpture takes the form of a cube of black color, 2.4 meters long on each side, mounted on a corner, the hub is made with a type of steel that has a chemical composition that makes your oxidation has some particular feature that protect the parts made with this material against corrosion, the weight is 820 kg, the faces of the cube are flat, has several notches outgoing and cornices. The work was created for the temporary exhibition in the open air multi-site organized by subject and Cultural Park in October of 67, entitled "The sculpture in the environment", later became a gift to the city by the artist and an anonymous donor. Its imposing size and 'impenetrable fortress' gave rise to the wife of the artist to suggest the name Alamo, where in the city of San Antonio, about 180 Texans were attacked by thousands of Mexican soldiers in 1836. The Alamo serves as an element of transition between the center of Greenwich Village in the East Village and is very popular among the university students living and studying in the surrounding area that will be fun to turn the hub on its pivot and has become a tradition, the same thing that many people who arrive in New York consider that by turning the cube carried out a ritual as signaling that they have 'come' to the city, sitting or sleeping in the shadow of the hub is also popular.
St Marks Place is only three blocks long, but amazingly there are 63 places to eat, some of which are almost invisible, constitute a very important tourist destination of the city to the public less than 40 years, those adventurous enough to go out of Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, the atmosphere changes block by block, just to the east of Third Avenue is a shock of crazy tourists and locals, the next block to the east is more bucolic and here the restaurants are so peaceful that it is possible that in reality you want to sit outside and the final block is a gateway to the Tompkins square and its own catalog of louche delights, is considered as a Mainly cultural street to East Village, has a wide variety of shops, as well as several shops of disks.