You can explore the furthest reaches of Brooklyn or Queens to find inspiration in New York City, but for chef Alex Stupak, there’s enough to stir the spirit in the East Village alone. Home to two of Stupak’s Empellón restaurants, the Manhattan neighborhood is a nexus of new and old New York, where hot eateries, galleries and music venues share turf with vestiges of the city’s past. The best way to take it all in, says Stupak: Look up. S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water introduces you to a world of unique taste experiences


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Stupak’s East Village picks are a cross-section of the area’s unique cultural ecosystem, from new wave coffee shops to a historic city park.

Box Kite Coffee
115 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10009

Café Mogador
101 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10009

Tompkins Square Park
500 E 9th Street
New York, NY 10014

SOS Chef
104 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009

Empellón al Pastor
132 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10009

Empellón Cocina
105 1st Avenue New York, NY 10003