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This section of Manhattan once inhabited by Jewish immigrants has undergone a rebirth in recent years.
New York City, NY
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lower East Side is a neighborhood boarded in the south and west by Chinatown, in the west by Nolita and in the north by the East Village. Historically, it was an area of working class immigrants. Today, you can find in this area many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Definitely cleaned up from the way it was 20+ years ago. Plenty of restaurants, stores, activities, and nightlife. Alphabet City area after dark has bars with great music.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This s a fun neighborhood with two of my favorite restaurants (well one is an ice cream shop) in New York City.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Although at first we felt this area was a bit too cool for us, with too many hipsters and wannabe hipsters trying too hard to look cool, in the end we had a great time. Although Sunday morning at 6am is a bit scary with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Lower East Side is hip, trendy, and is near Little Italy, Chinatown. But what I loved in this part of Manhattan are the murals on the buildings. This place has numerous paintings, such as Audrey Hepburn, the Statue of Libery, and other great art. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mvwijland
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This area of NYC has exploded in recent years, and it seems there's always an interesting new bar or restaurant to try. And lots of lovely boutique hotels have sprung up. This neighborhood is best for nightlife, and strolling around to explore a bustling city...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a basically a old Jewish quarter but not other communities also around here.Like other areas of New York there are old and new buildings with restaurants and cafe around.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Lower East Side is like the world in miniature. In only a few streets, there are Chinese, Italian, Jewish and other ethnic neighborhoods. Each corner offers a glimpse of different cultures and cuisines. Amid rapid gentrification and redevelopment, the whole area is sadly becoming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This area of New York gives you a real flavour of how much things change, but also the history of newcomers and immigrants - the different buildings, shops and cafes all tell their own stories. You can sense how much this is currently an area...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walking through the Lower East Side you can see a stamp from all the immigrants who have come to NYC over the last 150 or so years. A mix of Jewish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Dominicans and of course Irish. An interesting place to wander the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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2 August 2015|
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
The Lower East Side is certainly safe. It's bustling now, with plenty of restaurants, bakeries, and so forth. Tompkins Square Park is no longer Drug Dealers' Heaven. There are little mini-parks here and there, and some... More
8 March 2015|
Response from Marciahi | Reviewed this property |
The Lower East Side is completely safe, both to visit and to stay. I work there and never fear walking the streets. In the evening it can get a little crazy with all the restaurants and bars but this does not make it... More