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Lower East Side

New York City, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited art galleries around 10th Ave in Chelsea many times, but on my last trip to NYC I spent time in the Lower East Side on of Manhattan. It is a great neighborhood with many art galleries, restaurants, and museums. I found the...More

Thank hdtraveler2016
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This tour is very interesting and shows a fascinating side of New York's street art. Jeremy, our tour guide, was excellent; he not only explained the story behind each artwork and artist he also gave us a most comprehensive overview of street art. We highly...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go for old time New York deli food. Unlike anywhere else in the US. Not like it was in the 60's and 70's, but still worth a visit.

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 are several historic buildings that are interesting to...More

1  Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 20 September 2016

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! :-)

1  Thank OZS969
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here for a week the real nyc no overpriced food or drink just locals doing there daily thing. Was really busy nightlife at the weekend good location for getting out and about.

Thank Timeless
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was somewhat disappointed in my 2 day stay in this neighborhood. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon and wandered the neighborhood looking for a restaurant that was not overflowing with drinking patrons nor a fast food establishment. Never found one. Lots of graffiti and...More

Thank carole c
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We walked for miles in and out of side streets. There was a lot of hidden gems there. Ludlow Street has a lot of niche bars and stores.

1  Thank Michele C
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wonderfully interesting neighborhood. Dozens of restaurants, good exploring by walking, wide mix of shops and eateries.

1  Thank MMN_53
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights on Ludlow st, in Lower East; and was struck by the vibrancy and diversity of the neighborhood. Enjoyed exploring the streets, with its village feel, hip budget Latino eateries and graffiti walls. Can be busy, noisy and even rowdy in the evenings....More

2  Thank sodesa
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Lucy P
Yes, the lower east side is very safe. Probably more so than some other neighbourhoods. I stayed all over NYC in apartments and this was my favourite spot. It's always busy and full of young professionals. Lots of cafés, restaurants, bakeries, juice bars etc
3 August 2015|
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
The Lower East Side is certainly safe. It's bustling now, with plenty of restaurants, bakeries, and so forth. Tompkins Square Park is no longer Drug Dealers' Heaven. There are little mini-parks here and there, and some... More
Is it safe to stay in lower east side. We are hiring a car. Where is best to stay with car in new york
8 March 2015|
Response from Marciahi | Reviewed this property |
The Lower East Side is completely safe, both to visit and to stay. I work there and never fear walking the streets. In the evening it can get a little crazy with all the restaurants and bars but this does not make it... More