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East Village is a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood located in Manhattan. As the birthplace of many artistic movements, including punk rock, this city is known for its dynamic nightlife and aesthetic scenery. Enjoy a day of leisure and retail on one of the East Village's notorious streets, St.Mark's Place or unwind at Tompkins Square Park. For a more luxurious approach, The Bowery provides visitors with a boulevard, home to the Amato Opera and the Bowery Poetry Club. Whether its Tibetan or Italian, Peruvian, Ukranian or Cuban, this diverse neighborhood also provides restaurants that cater to every person's food preference. Â
The naming of the 6BC Botanical Garden was done keeping in mind multiple aspects of the garden. One is that the garden is located between the B and C streets. The other is that it is a botanical garden built in an empty space by community volunteers in the 1980s. Hundreds of different varieties of plants can be found here, both indigenous to the city and brought in from outside. The narrow pathways are lined with beautiful flowering plants and tall trees. Designated as a city park by the state council, this is a lovely place to simply take an afternoon stroll and admire the varied flora.
The 6th & B Garden is a green oasis in the middle of East Village in New York City. Originally the place was a marsh created by the East river, which was refilled in 1845. Buildings replaced the empty lot, gradually it filled with immigrants until they too abandoned the place by the 1980s. The rubble and dilapidated structures were removed to make place for open space and the plan was made for a garden in 1983. The garden came into being with energetic community support and hands on work by them. The garden is also an event center for the community, where programs and workshops are held. an ideal retreat on lazy weekends.
Before La Plaza Cultural became a community garden/event space in Alphabet City, the former lot was a place of refuse and trash. In 1976, community members cleaned up the space and transformed into an filled with gardens, flowers, trees and an open-air stage. The park members open it from April to October and only to the public on the weekends. Nonetheless, the garden hosts paid events throughout the season and it can also be rented for private parties, groups, etc.
Church of the Immaculate Conception is a historic structure in the bustling neighborhood of Manhattan. Established in 1855, it is built with the beautiful French Gothic Revival style of architecture. Despite of being built in the 19th Century all efforts have been made to preserve it. The grand structure of building looks eye catching and attractive. Religious ceremonies like weddings, baptisms and masses are regularly conducted at the church even today.
St. Mark's Place, named after St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, is a storied street in New York's East Village. The place is officially an extension of 8th Street, and the adjacent street that leads to the church (Stuyvesant) is one of the oldest colonial thoroughfares in the city. Along St. Mark's, there are eclectic shops and restaurants from Third Avenue all the way to Tompkins Square Park. Try Kenka for Japanese, Xi`An for Chinese, Mamoun's for Falafel, Gem Spa for a Egg Cream, the list of establishments goes on-and-on. Since the expansion of the neighborhood in the early 19th Century, the street has seen all types of characters, from Leon Trotsky and Eliza Hamilton to James Fenimore Cooper and Bob Dylan.
The famous residential township known as Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is centered around the Stuyvesant Town Oval. It is so named because an elliptical fountain is the highlight of the space, encircled by a pathway and a huge lawn that serves as a picnic space. Both the oval and the complex in general are sites of cultural and social activities. Temporary ice rinks and produce markets are often set up here, and you can even attend concerts and film screenings.
The marble cemetery used to be a common burial method in Old New York and a couple still remain in the city. This one is known for its system of underground marble burial vaults. The position of each vault is marked by a marble stand, or with monuments of various sizes. The cemetery holds several notable Americans like Moses Taylor, Stephen Allen and ex-president James Monroe. The ground is a non-sectarian cemetery that dedicates itself to family vaults. A beautifully decorated and well-maintained place, this one is a sister-cemetery to the New York Marble Cemetery located down 2nd Street.