When I first showed up here with my cousin in the ’90s, everybody was like, “Who the fuck are these white guys?” We won all the time so they wanted to kill us. Then they liked us. It’s competitive. Tompkins has two fulls and three half courts by Ave A. For me, half court’s better here. When you play 3-on-3, it’s two less people you have to pass to. Tompkins is in the East Village, which has lots of great restaurants. Lucy’s, a dive bar on A, is a great place to grab a beer after a good sweat.
A local park with areas to sit, picnic, read, write, or just lay out. Afterwards, get some dinner and drinks in the area.
The edgy Tompkins Square park is sure to awaken all your senses. Enjoy a stroll through the park then head over to Miss Lilly's for lunch or dinner.
Great for people watching and soaking up the famous East Village creative community. Look for musicians, spontaneous dance parties, and good conversations with your bench neighbor.
Walking distance from your stay! Beautiful Park to relax in with a farmers market on Sunday!
one of my favorite bagel spots. get french toast and walnut cream cheese or the everything bagel, bacon, egg, with bacon scallion creamcheese
This popular park in the middle of the East Village is a perfect centerpiece for its eclectic neighborhood, which houses artists, radicals, fashion lovers, and those who have lived in the neighborhood for decades and witnessed its many changes. The performances hosted by the park are as unique as…
“NYC style bagel with a cult following, get here early to avoid the line but don't worry, it moves quickly. ”
“In the EV on St. Mark's Place (8th Street between Ave. A and 1st Avenue) since 1983. Food is delicious, vibe is great, and you can get a small jar of the terrific harissa to go.”
“If it's nice out, sit on the benches out front, and check out one of the East Village's many gardens across the street. Fingers crossed that the sun's shining for ya. ”
“Very hip lunch/dinner/brunch scene. Farm to table socially conscious, organic, fresh hipster food - I sat elbow to elbow during lunch with Ryan Gosling here once.”
“Favorite coffee spot hands down! Grab a coffee and croissant or pain au chocolate to stay or to go, or dine-in menu. They also offer a free coffee with purchase of a bag of coffee. East Village staple. ”