Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is located in the southeastern part of Manhattan. It refers to the area of Manhattan south of East Houston Street and west of the East River. It is bordered in the south by Chinatown, in the west by NoLita, and in the north by the East Village.
Historically a lower-class immigrant neighborhood, the Lower East Side has long been known for its trend-setting and culturally diverse community. Although the area resisted gentrification for decades, since the early 2000s, it has undergone a total economic revitalization.
Today the Lower East Side is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. It accommodates an eclectic mix of old and new: low-rise brick tenements and high-rise hotels; Jewish delicatessens and upscale boutiques; discount stores and art galleries.
Hipsters and yuppies alike flock to the Lower East Side for the authentic New York experience, its culturally diverse community and vibrant nightlife.