Get Local! Guide to Local Shops Now Available!

Our neighborhood boasts resident-serving retail outlets and unique offerings from creative merchants. The East Village is NOT a strip mall – thankfully the monotonous chain stores found in town after town are in short supply here. In an attempt to keep our neighborhood independent and unique, we publish our free Get Local! Guide to East Village Shops each year. The updated 6th Edition is available now!


Spending your money locally helps small businesses thrive in the East Village. Local shopping also:

  • Keeps more money in our community
  • Creates local jobs with fair wages
  • Sustains small business owners who defend our neighborhood’s identity
  • Chooses creativity and personality over uniformity

The newly available 6th Edition lists more than 400 local merchants and is available in shops and cafes in the neighborhood. You can download the online version or pick up your free copy today!

We are working to preserve small businesses as an integral part of maintaining our diverse, livable community.

Thank you to supporters of the 2012 Get Local! guide:

Lead sponsor: EcoBizNYC, a project of the Lower East Side Ecology Center

Sponsors: 4th Street Food Coop, Butter Lane, The Bean, Dinosaur Hill, Fabulous Fanny’s, Fourth Arts Block, Eileen Fisher, Housing Works, Lower East Side Federal Credit Union, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Authority, Michael Mut Gallery, Parlor, Source Unltd, Sustainable NYC, Transportation Alternatives, Upright Citizens Brigade, wild project