Lower East Side, New York City

Dining: Downtown



The Lower East Side, a neighborhood built by immigrants throughout history, is south of the East Village and east of SoHo. This area once housed African Americans freed from slavery, immigrants from Ireland during the potato famines, Jews, Germans, Southern Italians and many more seeking better lives for their families.

Orchard Street is a great place to find bargains on clothing and shoes; nearby Grand has bargain linens and housewares.

Major Sights

in geographical order