Around the middle of the 20th century, the area east of Third Avenue between Houston and 14th Streets in New York City began a transformation from what it had long been — a working-class immigrant neighborhood — to a unique, exhilarating, and sometimes dangerous one teeming with artists, oddballs, provocateurs, and future icons.
In the following decades, new generations would find their way to the East Village and continue to enrich this beguiling and contradictory mix: a great neighborhood to live in that also fed a creative spirit and became one of the city’s most famous nightlife destinations.
On Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 11 am until 1 pm the Historic Districts Council of New York City (HDC) will host a tour about the East Village since the 1950s, focusing on the many subcultures that took root and flourished there, and on the nightlife that continues to draw people to this day.
Tour guide Krikor Daglian is a 15+ year resident of the neighborhood who has spent many hours in the East Village eating, drinking, walking, biking, playing music, photographing and otherwise indulging in all the wonders the neighborhood has to offer.
This event will be held rain or shine. The location provided after registration here. The cost for Friends of HDC and seniors is $15; general admission is $20.
Photo of the East Village provided by Historic Districts Council.