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Alphabet City

Avenues A, B, C, and D, between Houston and 23rd, New York City, NY (East Village)
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Ranked #396 of 846 attractions in New York City
Type: Neighborhoods
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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268 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Before it was Alphabet City, it was "The East Village," comprising a very wide mix of people, but primarily housing Ukraines, Poles, Hispanics and junkies. Before that, it was "The Lower East Side," with an equally diverse mix, dominated by Italians, Jews, Germans and other immigrants who had recently made their way to this country and were in need of... More

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Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Very cool part of Manhattan. Lots of brownstones, funky cafes, restaurants and hip shops. A nice break from the skyscrapers.

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