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Lower East Side: Tours & Tickets

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This section of Manhattan once inhabited by Jewish immigrants has undergone a rebirth in recent years.
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I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting NYC and for people living in NYC who never get out of their own zip code and who would like to explore a different part of NYC. Bruce shared lots of information on history, architecture, and the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carolynscully
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Famous as a Jewish immigrant neighborhood at the turn of the Twentieth Century, it is changing rapidly as luxury apartment buildings spring up all around. However, there are still a number of restaurants, shops, and institutions which preserve memories of what once was in its...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed 21 July 2019

This part of lower Manhattan has gone through a big transition to a gentrified present, full of cool restaurants and bars, and more expensive apartments. But still a lot of traditional low income housing, so the old mix of immigrants is still present. A little...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 April 2019

When I lived in Manhattan this is where I lived. I love going back to visit. It's such an interesting and vibrant part of the city. If you have time make sure to find your way to the Lower East side of Manhattan.

Date of experience: April 2019
6  Thank Alec D
Reviewed 22 March 2019

A neighborhood on the east side of NYC were there are flea markets with lower prices and good deli’s as well as the tenament museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kappy26
Reviewed 3 March 2019

While New York City is home to a huge amount of well-known hot-spots, historic and cultural locations, it’s also chock full of lesser-known 'gems' that are equally fascinating and worth visiting. Plenty are congregated in the Lower East Side, which has a rich history as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank efexinteriors
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The Lower East Side is a neighborhood boarded in the south and west by Chinatown, in the west by Nolita and in the north by the East Village. Historically, it was an area of working class immigrants. Today, you can find in this area many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Definitely cleaned up from the way it was 20+ years ago. Plenty of restaurants, stores, activities, and nightlife. Alphabet City area after dark has bars with great music.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This s a fun neighborhood with two of my favorite restaurants (well one is an ice cream shop) in New York City.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Although at first we felt this area was a bit too cool for us, with too many hipsters and wannabe hipsters trying too hard to look cool, in the end we had a great time. Although Sunday morning at 6am is a bit scary with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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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
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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
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