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

EVCC Annual Cocktail Party honoring Deborah Hulse

Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Christodora Building, 143 Avenue B (at 9th Street), Penthouse

Join us for an evening of cocktails, entertainment and local fare at our annual fundraiser. Together we will celebrate two new historic districts and other local achievements.


We honor Deborah Hulse, 2012 Outstanding Pigeon Awardee
EVCC recognizes Deborah Hulse for her tireless dedication to beautifying the grounds at Tompkins Square Park. As the gardener, Deborah has kept the neighborhood’s largest open space vibrant for thousands of visitors each day. She received a Certificate of Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens while working at Union Square Park. Deborah hopes to continue her decade-long career with Parks at Tompkins Square.

“A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing”
Chris Tanner & Lance Cruse present a compilation of flora and fauna themed songs in honor of Deborah’s contribution to our community park.

Tickets (includes one-year EVCC membership)

$50     Neighbor
$150   Friend
$1000 Community Superhero
$___   Other Amount

Tickets are available for purchase online. You can make your purchase by check addressed to East Village Community Coalition, 143 Avenue B – Simplex, New York, NY 10009. RSVP required.

Your generosity supports historic preservation, better transportation, and retail diversity in our community.