The Village and the Lower East Side have always been my favorite areas of Manhattan. I worked in several stores and businesses there throughout my 20’s including Manic Panic and Unique Clothing Warehouse. I also hung out there with friends, going to see the midnight showing of Rocky Horror at the 8th Street Playhouse, hanging out in Washington Square Park or going to CBGB’s to watch local bands. There was an energy in the Village that was unlike anywhere else.
One of our trips back home (we live in Florida now), my husband and I took our two daughters (our son wasn’t with us on this trip) to the Village to show them some of the places we loved.