East Side at a Glance:
viewed as an historic icon of New York's immigrant past,
the Lower East Side was once home to the "wretched
refuse" mentioned in Emma Lazarus' poem for the Statue
of Liberty. ..."
so the huddled
masses came - from all corners of Europe at the turn
of the century - settling in the area now roughly bounded
to the east by the East River, to the south and west by
and to the north by the East Village.
an earlier generation of New Yorkers would no longer recognize
the old neighborhood, which has slowly become an enclave
for young urban professionals and students drawn to its
trendy clubs and music venues.
pockets of old (now refurbished) tenement buildings still
stand, and the Immigration
Heritage Trail along with Orchard Street's Tenement
Museum remain popular tourist destinations offering
a glimpse of at what life was like on the Lower East Side
for millions of Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants who
first settled there.
to Get to the Lower East Side by Subway: B or D trains
to Grand Street, F train to Delancey Street or J, M, or
Z to Essex Street.
to Get to the Lower East Side by Bus: M15