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Alphabet City

Often considered to be part of the East Village, Manhattan's Alphabet City is a neighborhood with a rich, unique, and sometimes troubled history.

Alphabet City slideshow:

The Neighborhood

Alphabet City is located between Houston Street and East 14th Street, to the south and north; Avenue A and the Hudson River, to the west and east. Over its history, it has been a densely populated home to immigrant populations from Germany, Poland and Puerto Rico. Today it is known for its community gardens and colorful street art and graffiti. Avenue C is also known as Loisaida Avenue - a stylized pronunciation of "Lower East Side."

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All photography provided by Samuel Walters