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Lower East Side

Home of tenements, street artists, and trendy nightclubs, the Lower East Side remains notorious as it ever has.

Lower East Side slideshow (Coming Soon)

The Neighborhood

South of Houston Street and east of Allen Street is the famous Lower East Side of Manhattan. Once one of the most overpopulated places in the world, its tenements remain a testament to the difficulties of life in a big, industrial city.

In modern times, the LES remains a gritty neighborhood, but it also has vibrant clubs and cafés to go along with its eclectic graffiti decorations. If you want to see and be seen, you could do a lot worse than spend a Friday or Saturday night hopping from one Lower East Side locale to another.

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All photography provided by Samuel Walters