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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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
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 cultural institutions for you to visit. The whole area is not yet fully gentrified, so there's still a genuine core of old neighborhood left. The old shops on Orchard Street have in some cases been replaced by trendier and more expensive ones, but now and again you will still find some bargains. If you're buying food, visit the Essex Street Market. Do NOT rent a car. Use buses and subways, the way true New Yorkers of all classes do. (Well, almost all classes, but practically everyone does use public transportation.) There are also buses. . Do not be afraid of the subway. It's not gorgeous, but it's fast and safe and you won't have to spend hours or lots of $$ trying to park a car.
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
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 unsafe-just different and interesting. One big problem is local parking so it is best not to drive there but take public transportation. There are many reasonable hotels on the Lower East Side. There is also long term parking on Broome between Norfolk and Suffolk.