Recently designated a state and national historic district, the Lower East Side is one of the oldest neighborhoods in NYC. The area was once famous for its working class immigrant populations, but has made a complete turnaround aided by investment and a renewed interest in the “downtown” lifestyle. Older buildings have been renovated and new ones have risen. Pre-war walk-ups can now be found next to full-service luxury buildings and sleek, modern condominiums, high-end rentals and hotel towers.
With longtime residents and first-generation hipsters welcoming a new wave of students and young professionals to the area, the diverse population continues to grow.
Set between Bowery and the East River, the Lower East Side can be reached via the B, D, F, M; and J, Z subway lines.