Lower East Side, New York City

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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  • The Lower East side was a pretty grotty place some 25-30 years ago, and is has evolved and developed considerable since. You'll find numerous hip bars and restaurants, residential streets have gentrif...  more »
  • Good place for walking and enjoying good foods and shopping specially clothes. Bit older building and not so hygiene on the street.  more »
  • Great energy and vibe throughout the neighbourhood. I enjoyed just wandering through the smaller streets and enjoyed the old buildings. There were so many restaurants along Allen street and Stanton. M...  more »

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