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This section of Manhattan once inhabited by Jewish immigrants has undergone a rebirth in recent years.
New York City, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lower East Side is hip, trendy, and is near Little Italy, Chinatown. But what I loved in this part of Manhattan are the murals on the buildings. This place has numerous paintings, such as Audrey Hepburn, the Statue of Libery, and other great art. I...More

Thank mvwijland
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This area of NYC has exploded in recent years, and it seems there's always an interesting new bar or restaurant to try. And lots of lovely boutique hotels have sprung up. This neighborhood is best for nightlife, and strolling around to explore a bustling city...More

Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a basically a old Jewish quarter but not other communities also around here.Like other areas of New York there are old and new buildings with restaurants and cafe around.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Lower East Side is like the world in miniature. In only a few streets, there are Chinese, Italian, Jewish and other ethnic neighborhoods. Each corner offers a glimpse of different cultures and cuisines. Amid rapid gentrification and redevelopment, the whole area is sadly becoming...More

1  Thank Leon L
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This area of New York gives you a real flavour of how much things change, but also the history of newcomers and immigrants - the different buildings, shops and cafes all tell their own stories. You can sense how much this is currently an area...More

Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walking through the Lower East Side you can see a stamp from all the immigrants who have come to NYC over the last 150 or so years. A mix of Jewish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Dominicans and of course Irish. An interesting place to wander the...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 gentrified, and it is nice to walk around the area......

3  Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Good place for walking and enjoying good foods and shopping specially clothes. Bit older building and not so hygiene on the street.

Thank seedhunter
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

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. My only complaint would be how dirty it was and so much garbage everywhere. I...More

1  Thank kgamache
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Once home to pushcarts, discounted clothing and furniture, religious Jews walking around. And dereliction Ct places is now. A vibrant display of. Art, upscale restaurants, bars and parks. It took about 50 years but this place is the spot to be. Rentals of apartments and...More

2  Thank Allan S
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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
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