The East Village is a neighborhood located in the eastern part of Manhattan, New York City. It is bounded by 14th Street to the south, Houston Street to the north, the East River to the east, and Third Avenue to the west. The East Village is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with a rich history of music, theater, and visual arts. The neighborhood has been home to many famous artists and writers, including Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Patti Smith. The East Village has a mix of residential and commercial buildings, with a range of housing options from historic brownstones to modern high-rise apartments. The East Village has undergone significant changes in recent years, with new development projects and rising rents leading to concerns about gentrification and the displacement of long-time residents. However, the neighborhood remains a vibrant and unique part of New York City, with a rich cultural history and a strong sense of community.