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Lower East Side

Boundaries: North of Fulton Street, South of Houston Street, East of Broadway/Pearl to the River.

Widely-regarded as the first home of New York’s immigrants, this area is home not only to the most diverse group of residents, but now also to those who prefer not to pay the rents and purchase prices of the West Village, SoHo and the East Village. Converted lofts and tenements still abound, exuding the same character and uniqueness that can be found in its neighbors to the south and north — but at less expensive costs. Restaurants and small shops offer, literally, a world of different cuisines and items. Tourism brings thousands of visitors to the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy every year. Lower East side has also exploded with some of the trendiest cafes, restaurants and bars the city has to offer. Many designers and art galleries now call this place home. Also, many new developments are now in place offering luxury living in a historic NYC setting.