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Lower East Side, New York City
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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 neighborhood has a very peculiar neighborhood, with graffiti artists and theme bars. We went through there when we got back from Chinatown.
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  • A great little area to walk through during the day to try to experience what it is like to not between hundreds of tourists yet. Many fun, local, small restaurants and cafes. In the evening, fine, but have someone with you who knows the area and knows the right spots because otherwise wander you but what. In the evening and night, however, not a pleasant area to walk around, to my idea. It all feels a bit dark and somewhat unsafe. Although cheaper than other parts of Manhattan, I would not stay here again. (Though you can count on this area with a decade or so whole is refurbished.)
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  • District a little quieter madness side of Chinatown, wander, take pictures of graffiti on the photo, and then you can move to the shore
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