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Neighborhood Profile

Lower East Side

Lower East Side Photo
Photo: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

Suppose we told you about a neighborhood with some of the city’s best nightlife, along with outstanding restaurants and shops. It’s conveniently located in Lower Manhattan. It’s vital and energetic, gentrifying but reasonably diverse. And a two-bedroom apartment costs around $2,300 a month. Yes, the Lower East Side has some prominent warts: Its housing stock is fairly run-down. It’s noisy. And not everyone wants to live where they go out. But few other neighborhoods offer such a complete New York City experience at this price point.


Canal St. to Houston St., East River to Bowery

Subway Stations

F to East Broadway | F,J,M,Z to Essex-Delancey | B,D to Grand St. | J,M to Bowery| F,V to Second Ave.

Quality of Life

Number of Trees
Number of Murders
Travel time to...42nd St.Fulton St.Columbus CircleUnion Sq.
... in Minutes
From Essex-Delancey St.
Number of Trains: 7
Number of Stations: 5