"Visit LES" Lower East Side Tip by madamx

Lower East Side, New York City: 18 reviews and 31 photos

  Broome St.
by madamx

Nope, not your Uncle Les, I mean The Lower East Side. This area is extremely interesting to wander through as this is where many immigrants coming to the United States first settled. It also does give you a convenient perspective on multicultural New York without going to Queens. Strap on your best walking shoes and take a day to tour the Lower East Side and the Tenement museum, and head into Little Italy and Chinatown, while you're at it. We found L.E.S. very safe during the daylight hours; it did start getting a little creepy as evening wore on.

One piece of advice I can give is to make note of any Jewish holidays, besides the Sabbath, as Jewish businesses and synagogues will be closed. This is important if you plan to visit Gus the Pickle Man.

The Lower East Side Visitor's Centre is located at 261 Broome St (between Orchard and Allen Sts) You can make a stop here first to get historical info on the area, plus a shopping guide as well; they are open usually 10 am to 4 pm.

Address: Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Directions: Bounded by Huston St. & Manhattan Bridge and Allen St. & The East River
Phone: (347) 465-7767
Website: http://www.lowereastsideny.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 15, 2006
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