The East Village may have been the birthplace of punk rock and New York City’s counterculture movement, but current residents will attest to a more welcoming vibe in the community these days. Still a hotspot for some of the biggest names in music, as well as up-and-coming performers, the East Village is now equally known for its restaurants, nightlife and in-demand apartments. Traditional walkups and a growing number of luxury doorman buildings comprise most of the residential options, all surrounded by a bustling atmosphere radiating quintessential New York characteristics. Walk about half a block in any direction in the East Village and expect to see something memorable and completely unique to the neighborhood. The F/L/6 trains make multiple stops in the East Village.