will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"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

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 15, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse




Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 3 5

Have you been to New York City?

  Share Your Travels