Bound by the Bowery and the East River, the Lower East Side is an eclectic mix of many cultures and energies. With Houston Street to the North and the Manhattan Bridge to the south, this neighborhood has a lot to offer to people visiting the area as well as those who already live here.
Occupied by the Lenape people before Dutch colonization, the Lower East Side was perfect for farming and agriculture due to its proximity to the river. Over time, however, the area was made into a residential neighborhood to support the growing population of the city and for the strategic location of Corlears Hook, a notable site that sailors used for navigation.
Starting after the American Revolution, the area became very popular with immigrants of German descent. The new micro-neighborhood of "Little Germany" was established but, as things tend to happen in NYC, they were soon sharing the area with large Italian Jewish populations.
In the early 1900's the…
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