From the Post today, in a piece titled Booze 'n the hood: E. Village tops tipsy ZIP-code liquor list:
A Post analysis of state liquor licenses by ZIP code has zeroed in on the booziest blocks, with the East Village's 10003 rising to the top of the suds-soaked list.
There were 474 bars, restaurants and corner stores licensed to sell hooch in the hood, beating out Times Square and Hell's Kitchen.
Those who live in the city's cocktail capital have increasingly had enough of the day-to-night debauchery.
"It's like a red-light district," said Andrew Coamey, 44, a CFO who lives in the East Village. "It's honking cabs all night. It's like a bad, disturbing dream."
Jeremy makes a good point in the comments... not really fair to call 10003 "the East Village."