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Lower East Side, New York City

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street. Traditionally an immigrant, working-class neighborhood, it began rapid gentrification in the mid-2000s, prompting The National Trust for Historic Preservation to place the neighborhood on their list of America's Most Endangered Places.BoundariesThe Lower East Side is roughly bounded by the Bowery to the west, East Houston Street to the north, the F.D.R. Drive to the east and Canal Street to the south. The western boundary below Grand Street veers east off of the Bowery to approximately Essex Street.The neighborhood is bordered in the south and west by Chinatown – which extends north to roughly Grand Street, in the west by NoLIta and in the north by East Village.
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  • Older and deteriorated area of the city, being the time to receive the revitalization process that already encompassed places like Chelsea. Don't have many attractions, except for the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects the Brooklyn, and some famous restaurants such as Katz Delicatessen.
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  • 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! :-) 
  • walking through the Sullivan/thompson St to get to SOHO-Use the Prince as main axis and hit the cross and parallel magazine. LOWER EAST SIDE coming out of Nolita, Stanton St. as its new axis. There are many cool things to see.
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