Lower East Side, New York City

The LES is home to some of the city’s best art, music and food – all served with the neighborhood’s signature brand of downtown edge.

Discover the Lower East Side.

Once notoriously overcrowded and gritty, the Lower East Side has evolved into one of Manhattan’s coolest neighborhoods. It’s the birthplace of the NYC punk-rock scene, the epicenter of downtown nightlife, and a neighborhood defined by the glamorous trendsetters of the current generation. Artists and restaurateurs still flock here to set up shop in tenement buildings that once housed generations of newly arrived immigrants. The history is palpable. The present is cutting-edge. Visitors to the LES quickly discover that few other neighborhoods offer such a complete New York City experience.

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