Lower East Side

Modern Lower East Side borders are the Bowery on the west, East River on the east, Houston Street to the north, and Canal Street and East Broadway to the south. Its traditional borders stretched north to 14th Street.

The Lower East Side is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City. It was originally settled by a working class population largely made up of Irish, Polish, Jewish, and German immigrants. Although, over the years, the population of the area has shifted with gentrification and the expansion of Chinatown, a number of Jewish institutions still remain, including delis and synagogues.

The Lower East Side is a known dining and nightlife destination. There are a number of popular bars and restaurants in this area, including Clinton Street Baking Company and Schiller's Liquor Bar.