The NYT Real Estate section's "Living In" feature takes a break from outer suburbia to check out the East Village's Tompkins Square Park: "For a comparable space, prices in the Tompkins Square neighborhood tend to be about a third less than in the West Village, but that isn't the point, Ms. Pitta said. Tompkins Square appeals to iconoclasts who reject the city's newfound love of big-box stores and discount retail chains." Yes, those wacky iconoclasts shelling out $525,000 for small one-bedrooms. V. boho!
· A Bohemian Neighborhood with a Softer Edge [NYTimes]