Get hip at Moxy East VillageEast Village, Manhattan
Get a feel for what makes the East Village famous at these playful digs that hook into neighbourhood history. Music is a big feature, with each floor telling the story of an era: a wall of smashed-glass art refers to punk, old tapes decorating Alphabet Bar nod to 80s rock bands.
Rooms are compact but studded with neat touches like a green lavastone sink and clever fold-out bench space. Stock up on vinyl from nearby Stranded Records then borrow a record player from the concierge and rock out as you wind down. Hit Cathédrale and watch the ballet as chefs and service staff dance around each other in the open kitchen.
- Moxy East Village is across the road from Webster Hall, which has been operating as a venue since the 1880s and has hosted hundreds of performers, from Harry Belafonte to Aerosmith
- Need to chill? Hang in the communal area with books, turntables with LPs, and hammocks
- There are four restaurants and bars on site, including the gold-hued underground lounge called Little Sister
- The rooms are rather on the small side, but make up for it with amenities and generous public areas
- Pillow menu
- Pet friendly
- 43” flat-screen smart HDTV with full cable access and personal screencasting
- Retro-style turntable and curated vinyl collections on request
- Fast and free wi-fi
- Bluetooth connection to play your device
From about US$185 a night.