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Address: New York City, NY
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This section of Manhattan once inhabited by Jewish immigrants has undergone...

This section of Manhattan once inhabited by Jewish immigrants has undergone a rebirth in recent years.

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Fun section of Manhattan

I enjoyed the lower east side. It has a bit of a different feel than other sections of Manhattan. The restaurants and shops have more of a quaint feel and there are several nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the lower east side. It has a bit of a different feel than other sections of Manhattan. The restaurants and shops have more of a quaint feel and there are several nice dining options. There are several historic buildings that are interesting to view. This is a fun place to spend an afternoon exploring.

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Budapest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It was a very nice area to discover. We found a lot of nice gems in here and enjoyed that we were not surrounded with hundreds of tourists! :-)

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Wirral
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here for a week the real nyc no overpriced food or drink just locals doing there daily thing. Was really busy nightlife at the weekend good location for getting out and about.

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was somewhat disappointed in my 2 day stay in this neighborhood. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon and wandered the neighborhood looking for a restaurant that was not overflowing with drinking patrons nor a fast food establishment. Never found one. Lots of graffiti and trash everywhere. No friendly responses when I said "hello". I was told by a cabbie... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We walked for miles in and out of side streets. There was a lot of hidden gems there. Ludlow Street has a lot of niche bars and stores.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wonderfully interesting neighborhood. Dozens of restaurants, good exploring by walking, wide mix of shops and eateries.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights on Ludlow st, in Lower East; and was struck by the vibrancy and diversity of the neighborhood. Enjoyed exploring the streets, with its village feel, hip budget Latino eateries and graffiti walls. Can be busy, noisy and even rowdy in the evenings. Has a distinct younger demographic

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

this part of the city is inhabited by Jewish immigrants and its a wondrous place to explore a new culture. You get Asians in China Town, Italians at Little Italy, West Indians at Liberty Ave. etc and walking through these places gives you an idea of what their culture is like. Very interesting visit.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Plan to spend an entire day, walking, seeing, smelling the multi cultural mix that has always been a part of the lower east side. Plenty to see and do.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This area of New York City is one of the up and coming residential part of Manhattan, you have Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho all a short distance away. Best nightlife in NYC numerous Bar and Resturaunts for all occasions. Most clubs have live music covering most genre. The higher end hotels can be a bit more pricey than the... More 

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Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving immigrant past and its modern transformation into a beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city. The blocks of tenements that represented the promise and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience now command top dollar for new residents. Right next to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment shops of Orchard Street, you’ll find hip clubs, fashionable bistros, and luxury hotels beckoning at all hours of the evening. If you love nightlife and live music, it’s hard to beat the scene here.
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