EAST VILLAGE - Boasting the best of, well, everything, the East Village’s inexhaustible grid of beyond-hip bars, bookshops, cafes, clubs, and galleries cater to even the most exacting tastes. As stylish as it is, the East Village preserves a laid-back attitude so even outsiders feel welcome when in this classic New York City neighbourhood. From early morning to late-late night, the East Village brims with activity for socialites and scaliwags alike.
Gay Street in Greenwich Village runs from Christopher Street to Waverley Place. Named in 1833, Gay Street was created as an alley for stables (akin to MacDougal Alley or Washington Mews). It did not receive its name in relation to LGBT rights, but most likely for an owner in the area. A May 11, 1775 article indicates a resident named R. Gay had a horse for sale in the area. Gay Street became home to a number of speakeasies and artists in the early