Corcoran agent and East Village resident Michael Russell is The Local Next Door in this eclectic neighborhood on the east side of Manhattan. Follow along to see his favorite spots in the neighborhood.
The Bean 2nd Ave Open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. until midnight. 54 Second Avenue; 646-707- 0086
Tompkins Square Park Located in the middle of the neighborhood and has recreational areas including two playgrounds, a handball court, chess tables, and a basketball court. Open 6am until midnight. East 10th Street
Alphabet City Including Avenues A, B, C and D, is an area within the East Village that has a long and rich history serving as an ethnic enclave for a diverse group of residents.
Bar Primi An Italian pasta shop serving lunch and dinner with various hours throughout the week. 325 Bowery; 212-220-9100
Mermaid Inn Seafood restaurant serving dinner various hours throughout the week. Visit their East Village location for more information. 96 Second Avenue; 212-647-5870
Hosake Specializing in sashimi and Edomae-style sushi, serving dinner and lunch various hours throughout the week. 210 East 9th Street; 212-473-3327
Gemma Located on the ground floor of the Bowery Hotel and serving Italian food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week with brunch on Saturday and Sundays. 335 Bowery; 212-505-7300