Where New York - - Contents - / BY TROY SE­GAL For more things to do in the East Vil­lage, go to where­trav­

The best eater­ies and shops to check out in the East Vil­lage.

Eth­nic eater­ies abound on St. Marks Place, in­clud­ing these two stand­outs. Viet­namese cui­sine is big in NYC, and new­comer Hanoi House fea­tures crispy pig ears in fo­liage-filled digs. In con­trast, pas­tel-hued La Palapa—now en­ter­ing its 17th year—spe­cial­izes in fla­vor­ful Mex­i­can fare, both rus­tic dishes and street food. Hanoi House 119 St. Marks Pl., 212.995.5010 La Palapa 77 St. Marks Pl., 212.777.2537

East Vil­lage Books & Records is where bookworms can bur­row for used tomes and tunes of all types. Cloak & Dag­ger blends con­tem­po­rary de­signer wares and vin­tage pieces. At The Lodge, gents stock up on belts and satchels. Ev­ery inch of space is filled with games and diver­sions at toy shop Di­nosaur HIll. East Vil­lage Books & Records 99 St. Marks Pl., 212.477.8647 Cloak & Dag­ger 334 E. 9th St., 212.673.0500 The Lodge 220 E. 10th St., 212.777.0350 Di­nosaur Hill 306 E. 9th St., 212.473.5850

Clock­wise from bot­tom: The Or­pheum Theatre, cur­rent home of “Stomp;” duck tacos at La Palapa; the funky sign at Hanoi House; Cloak & Dag­ger store­front.

Belly up to the raw bar—or snag a seat in the book­lined nook—at Good­night Sonny, which of­fers sev­eral va­ri­eties of mar­ket-fresh oys­ters to down with its Dirty Bird, Cross Eyed Bear and other in­trigu­ingly named cock­tails. Once the site of a speakeasy (you can still see bul­let holes in the walls), tiny Wil­liam Bar­na­cle Tav­ern, which shares an ad­dress with The­ater 80 St. Marks, fea­tures ab­sinthe, a dark at­mos­phere and Celtic mu­sic on Mon­day nights. Good­night Sonny 134 First Ave., 646.692.3254 Wil­liam Bar­na­cle Tav­ern 80 St. Marks Pl., 212.388.0388

Trash cans, hub­caps and other mun­dane ob­jects make beau­ti­ful mu­sic at “Stomp” at the his­toric Or­pheum Theatre. From magic shows to Ne­gro En­sem­ble Com­pany pro­duc­tions, there’s al­ways some­thing go­ing on at The­ater 80 St. Marks. Ad­ja­cent to it, the Mu­seum of the Amer­i­can Gang­ster is an ode to the bad guys of by­gone days. “Stomp” 126 Sec­ond Ave., 800.982.2787 The­ater 80 St. Marks 80 St. Marks Pl., 212.388.0388 Mu­seum of the Amer­i­can Gang­ster, 78 St. Marks Pl., 212.228.5736

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