Great East Village Apartment. Top floor, sunny, Tompkins Square Park on the block, close to subway lines (L, N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6). Walking distance to neighborhoods Lower East Side, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Union Square, Greenwich Village. East Village is safe, charming and whimsical, a great place to begin your trip in New York. Lots of restaurants, cafes, bars, and boutique shops in the are.