East Village

In the late 1960s, an incursion of beatniks and hippies, led to the choice of the name “East Village” to make a distinction of the area, which was once lumped together with the L. East Side. Today, glass-walled condos have been shoehorned in among the old tenements, and gardens are protected from development. Landmarks in the neighborhood include the New York City Marble Cemetery, the Yiddish Art Theater, Webster Hall, and more.