Nestled just above SoHo’s bustle, NoHo (for “North of Houston Street”) occupies only a few blocks—but proves that sometimes less is more. On the cultural front, the Public Theater is an incubator for edgy productions (including the hit show Hamilton), while the adjoining Joe’s Pub hosts adventurous cabaret-style acts. The rotating Astor Place Cube, near Cooper Union’s undulating steel-and-glass structure, is among the NYC’s quirkiest landmarks, and the bounty of restaurants at the neighborhood’s southern end are among the City’s most acclaimed.
Explore buzz-worthy shops, bars and eateries in this funky neighborhood.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a restaurant, market, salumeria and bakery that feels like a "village inside a restaurant." The seasonal menu features salumi and cheese boards, small sharing plates, fresh pastas and roasted meats and fish.
A welcome addition to the downtown arts scene, The Hole takes its cues from the pop-art purveyors at Deitch Projects, which shuttered in 2010 when its founder, Jeffrey Deitch, moved west to become the director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art.
This leading contemporary art museum presents works exploring Jewish themes, identity, and experience.
Located on the East Village/NoHo border, this space exudes elegance while boasting a few surprises; Duane Park is NYC's only burlesque supper club providing a sophisticated and cultured dining experience alongside the only live music and burlesque show in town.
The Library, named for the building's original use as the Astor Library, is a central element of the mezzanine level of this landmark edifice at Astor Place (which famously houses downtown performance venue The Public Theater).
Sure, this downtown hot spot serves beer, but order a draft and you’ll miss out on one of the outstanding signature Temple cocktails, including the Sgroppino (prosecco, vodka and lemon sorbet) and the Jalapeño Mojito, a hot twist on the old favorite that’s as fiery as it sounds.
A neighborhood favorite for almost 30 years, Great Jones Cafe serves enormous portions of Cajun and Southern favorites like po' boy sandwiches, pulled pork, blackened catfish, jambalaya, gumbo, jalapeno cornbread and crawfish chowder (as well as equally enormous servings of traditional Americana staples like chili, wings, burgers and fries).