Manhattan Apartment Rental Info
East Village / Chinatown / Lower East Side (Manhattan Apartments) Neighborhood Information for Apartment Renters
- East Village
Lou Reed, Joey Ramon, and Madonna used to roam these East Village streets, but that was a long time ago; however, the Kiev and The Gem Spa live on. Gentrification kind of fizzled out in the early 90s, so the neighborhood is mixed: Sadly, The Gap replaced The Saint on Second Ave, but the Alpha Aves and Tompkins Park are unchanged. Viva Wigstock!
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- Chinatown & Lower East Side
- To the south, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side present some of the most culturally defined immigrant neighborhoods in the city, resulting in a very eclectic social mix. Most housing in these neighborhoods is found in walk-up buildings, and a few commercial buildings are being converted to loft apartments, although not as grand as those in SoHo and Tribeca.
- Age Group
- 0—17 (20%), 18—44 (45%), 45—64 (20%), Over 65 (15%)
- Singles / Families
- The East Village is heavily single because of all the New York University students who live off campus. Chinatown is very dense with multi-generational families.
- Types of Housing
- Some new developments, but mostly old walk-ups.
- Typical Price Range
- Studios: $1200—$1700, 1 Bedroom: $1400—$2400, 2 Bedrooms: $1600—$3000
- Transportation to Midtown/Downtown
- B, D, E, F, Q, 4, 5, 6. The J, M, and Z stop at Essex St.
- Estimated Commuter time to arrival in NYC
- To midtown: 20 mins, To downtown: 10 mins
Complete demographic information on these neighborhoods is available here.
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