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East Village

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Today's East Village was originally a farm owned by Dutch Governor Wouter van Twiller. Petrus Stuyvesant received the deed to this farm in 1651, and his family held on to the land for over seven generations, until a descendant began selling off parcels of the property in the early 1800s. Wealthy townhouses dotted the dirt roads for a few decades until the great Irish and German immigration of the 1840s and 1850s.
Speculative land owners began building multi unit dwellings on lots meant for single family homes, and began renting out rooms and apartments to the growing working class. The "East Village" was formerly known as Klein Deutschland ("Little Germany, Manhattan"); however, Little Germany dissolved after the SS General Slocum burned into the water in New York's East River on June 15, 1904. From the years roughly between the 1850s and the first decade of the 20th century, the "East Village" hosted the largest urban populations of Germans outside of Vienna and Berlin. It was America's first foreign language neighborhood; hundreds of political, social, sports and recreational clubs were set up during this period, some of these buildings still exist.
What is now the East Village once ended at the East River where Avenue C is now located. A large portion of the neighborhood was formed by landfill, including World War II debris and rubble from London, which was shipped across the Atlantic to provide foundation for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive
Currently the East Village houses several internal neighborhoods which are well known in their own rights. These include Alphabet City, St. Mark’s Place and The Bowery.
LOCAL PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK from 7th to 10th St. between Avenues A and B
MCSORLEY’S OLD ALE HOUSE 15 East 7th St.
THE PUBLIC THEATER 425 Lafayette St.
LITTLE INDIA, LITTLE JAPAN, LITTLE UKRAINE 1st Ave. and 5th St.
EAST VILLAGE WALKING TOUR http://www.avenuea.org/ev/tour/index.html
ROCK JUNKET TOUR http://www.rockjunket.com/default.esp
RESTAURANTS
ANGELICA KITCHEN 300 East 12th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
BUTTER 415 Lafayette St. between Astor Place and 4th St.
CANDELA, CANDELA 92 2nd Ave. between 5th and 6th St.
CARNE VALE 46 Ave. B between 3rd and 4th St.
COSMIC CONTINA 101 3rd Ave. between 12th and 13th St.
MAX BRENNER 141 2nd Ave. and 9th St.
MOUSTACHE 265 East 10th St. between 1st and A Ave.
S’MAC 345 East 12th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.
YUCA BAR 111 Avenue A and 7th St.
SHOPPING
ADIDAS 136 Wooster St.
SHOE MANIA 853 Broadway
STEVE MADDEN 540 Broadway
ALDO SHOES 700 Broadway
LOCAL HEALTH CLUBS
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB 232 Mercer St.
10 Irving Place
CRUNCH 113 4th Ave.
SCHOOLS
ELEMENTARY
BETH JACOB PAROCHIAL SCHOOL 142 Broome St.
EAST SIDE TORAH CENTER 313 Henry St.
GRADE CHURCH SCHOOL 86 4th Ave.
MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCHOOL 435 East 11th St.
MESIVTA TIFERETH JERUSALEM 145 East Broadway
PS 140 NATHAN STRAUS SCHOOL 123 Ridge St.
PS 142 AMALIA CASTRO SCHOOL 100 Attorney St.
PS 124 YUNG WING SCHOOL 40 Division St.
PS 020 ANNA SILVER SCHOOL 166 Essex St.
ST. BRIGID’S SCHOOL 185 East 7th St.
TOMPKINS SQUARE MIDDLE SCHOOL 600 East 6th St.
UNITED NATIONS INTL SCHOOL 2450 FDR Dr.
HIGH SCHOOLS
BARD HIGH SCHOOL 525 East Houston St.
BARUCH COLLEGE CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL 111 East 18th St.
MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCHOOL 435 East 11th St.
MESIVTA TIFERETH JERUSALEM 145 East Broadway
SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE 127 East 22nd St.
ST. GEORGE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 215 East 6th St.
UNITED NATIONS INTL SCHOOL 2450 FDR Dr.
UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOL 200 Monroe St.
WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL 40 Irving Pl.
COLLEGE
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY http;//www.nyu.edu/
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY http://www.nyfa.com
TRANSPORTATION
SUBWAY
6, F, N, R
BUS
M8, M14
POLICE
9TH PRECINCT 321 East 5th St.
LOCAL POST OFFICES
PETER STUYVESANT POST OFFICE 432 East 14th St.
COOPER POST OFFICE 93 4th Ave.
PRINCE STREET POST OFFICE 103 Prince St.
MADISON SQUARE POST OFFICE 149 East 23rd St.
U.S. POST OFFICE 244 East 3rd St.
185 Clinton St.
LOCAL HOSPITALS
BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER 1st Ave. and 16th St.
GOUVERNEUR HOSPITAL 227 Madison St. # 470
HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES 301 East 17th St.
MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING 55 5th Ave. # 12
NEW YORK EYE & EAR INFIRMARY 310 East 14th St.

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