CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: NYU

posted by Cultivora on September 19, 2013

Photo: Bareburger 2013 by Marjana Jaidi

New York City -- New York University's Greenwich Village campus plays host to the conference component of CMJ Music Marathon. Showcases may happen all over the city, but chances are you'll end up at NYU's Kimmel Center overlooking Washington Square Park, if only for the panels. The Village acts as NYU's college town within the city, which, like most campus towns, is teeming with low-key bars, affordable restaurants, and music venues.

What you'll find below is just a taste of what's available in our full Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon 2013. The pocket-sized guide is available for free at these locations across New York City. In October, you can get the guide digitally at or receive it in your official registrants gift bag, if you purchased a CMJ Badge, that is. - Laura Baker-Finch.

Pinche Taqueria (333 Lafayette Street)
Wedged on an island between Bleecker and Houston Streets, Pinche Taqueria's fare comes straight from Tijuana. The food is organic, the margaritas delicious, and the location convenient to CMJ venue SubCulture.

Bareburger (535 LaGuardia Place)
Bareburger's heady mix of organic delights - burgers, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and shakes - are as tasty as they are eco-friendly. Try the California burger with a side of their fresh cut french fries with special dipping sauces.

Hyatt Union Square (134 4th Avenue)
This new hotel's emphasis on design creates a contemporary, urban vibe that feels more boutique than corporate.

Washington Square Hotel (103 Waverly Place)
A historic hotel, inspired by Paris in the 1930s, located near CMJ's headquarters just a short stroll across the park of the eponymous name.

Other Music (15 East 4th Street)
Other Music's small size says nothing of their extensive record collection; the shop stocks a wide variety of releases spanning all genres and price points.

Screaming Mimi's (382 Lafayette Street)
This vintage mecca has been the go-to vintage shop in downtown Manhattan since its inception in the late 1970s, stocking everything form jumpsuits to jewelry.

Amity Hall (80 West 3rd Street)
Beer reigns at this two-story Greenwich Village bar, which offers 40 craft drafts and bottled lagers. With 20 additional rotating craft beers, there's always something new to try.

Pegu Club (77 West Houston Street, Second Floor)
The bartenders at Pegu treat mixology as an art and cocktails like an obsession, spending hours perfecting flavors and combinations to provide unique, inspired beverages.

Washington Square Park (Fifth Ave & Waverly Pl)
Although the park is less than 10 acres, its an NYC landmark, which acts as a center for cultural activity, particularly for NYU students.

Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street)
The Angelika has showcased a diverse mix of independent films since opening in 1989, becoming one of the country's most successful arthouses.

Venue Descriptions by Laura Baker-Finch, Maressa Levy, and Emily Desjardins

See Also:

Get Your Free Copy of Cultivora's Guide to CMJ
Win a Pair of Badges to CMJ!
CMJ Reveals Initial Lineup for 2013 Marathon