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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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  • This is the lower east side of New York. Shopping streets to watch and feel the atmosphere of New York. There was a bad image, but there was no thing. Is it OK if I care either way, wherever you are....
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  • I enjoyed the lower east side. It has a bit of a different feel than other sections of Manhattan. The restaurants and shops have more of a quaint feel and there are several nice dining options. There ...  more »
  • 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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