The Lower East Side was one of the first neighborhoods formed in
New York City. Due to significant gentrification in the last decade
or so, the demographics of the region has grown from what once was
a predominantly Jewish neighborhood to the very artsy and hip
community of today. Historically, the Lower East Side's housing
stock consisted of tenements, however with recent gentrification,
several luxury high-rise condo and rental buildings have sprung up.
Today, the neighborhood has become extremely popular with young
professionals and students looking to find an affordable apartment
in one of the cheaper areas in Manhattan.
The Lower East Side area is made up of the following
neighborhoods: East Village, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Noho
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Adjacent Neighborhoods: East Village, Chinatown/Little
Population Density: Quite dense; over three times as
densely populated as the city-wide average. The streets here are
busy both day and night.
Lower East Side Apartments
Whole Foods Market is one of the grocery stores here. You can find Casa Mezcal nearby. The Mermaid Inn and Doughnut Plant are some of the restaurants in the area.