Lower East Side
What it’s like:Fashionable · Hip · Vibrant
Known for:Art gallery · Boutique · Nightlife
Nearby conveniences:Banks · Restaurants · Shops
Tips from locals
The Lower East Side of Manhattan is full of history and culture, so suffice it to say it’s one of the most interesting parts of NYC for a weekend of wandering. Historically a Jewish neighborhood, it was known as a center for anarchism and radical politics throughout the 20th century, and has now…
Great nightlife, tons of cultural variety. Great food. Public transit options can be limited late night.
Best Restaurants, Bars, and Nightlife Start your day with a cuppa at Hi-Collar, a modern take on a Japanese kissaten, or tea room. Order a $7 “siphon” coffee, which is served like a bespoke cocktail -- just name your flavor profile and they’ll whip it right up. (Only in New York!) For another take…