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Alphabet City

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Address: Avenues A, B, C, and D, between Houston and 23rd, New York City, NY

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Great bars

Visit Alphabet City if you enjoy going to small divey bars. This area is also known for the good collection and variety of restaurants.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2015
Sara A
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed in Av C during our NYC vacations, and it was a great option. It was close by to many bars and clubs, as well as Williamsburg Bridge (which we crossed walking). You can visit SoHo, Little Italy and China Town easily from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed on Avenue C during our NY stay and loved it. Felt like we were living in NY rather than just visiting. Always something interesting to either see or experience. Loved, Loved, Loved staying here. Definitely not a tourist area which is why we stayed here.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Visit Alphabet City if you enjoy going to small divey bars. This area is also known for the good collection and variety of restaurants.

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Thank Sara A
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This part of the city really gets hopping late in the day and clubs go till 5 or 6 in the morning. Fortunately there are all night places to eat as well. Many types of people and ethnic groups occupy the place and it truly a melting pot of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

whenever I travel I always want to see how the locals live..well this is it for NYC..as most of the city has high rise apts and fairly generic stores come vist the last real neighborhood in Manhattan. Low rise original buildings,cool gardens, funky places to eat or drink and Tompkins Square Park make this a must see for those who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

This part of town has lots of small really nice gardens run by some Green thumb community. The whole thing is very alternative with for example small wind mills made of soda cans and stuff like that. You'll also find some nice restaurants and a good second hand store for baby clothes, if you're in to that.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Actually stayed near Tompkins Square Park during my visit. Loved it !!! All the amenities are practically stone throw away from each other, you don't even need to venture out too far. From restaurants to bars to vintage shopping to pharmacies to 24hr delis, all you need is in one area. If you want to head mid town for the... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

It was nice to walk around in the Alphabet City. It is different than the center of Manhattan, in the sense that it is much more quiter and without the presence of tourists. There is not any major attraction to see, so you can go for a walk and enjoy this characteristic neighborhoud. However, don't forget to visit the Thompkins... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is an interesting, fun part of town. It used to be dangerous back in the 1980's, but with Mayor Guliani cleaning every place up and the rising rent markets, it is a sanitized version of what it was 25 to 30 years ago. It is now safe to go past Avenue A and not have to worry about getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

A place with a lot of history - and although it's changed a lot, most of it is still there, in the buildings, the park, etc. Went with family, it's definitely a very safe environment, lots of cool restaurants and cafes. Nice to walk around in, and there's a park right in the center. Looks like a nice place to... More 

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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