Lower East Side Apartments for Rent

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

Updated - January 16, 2017

Lower East Side Apartments for Rent

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1 Bedroom, Lower East Side Rental for $2,595 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Manhattan, Downtown Manhattan, Chinatown / Little Italy, Downtown
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $2,850 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,850
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $2,975 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,975
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1 Bedroom, Lower East Side Rental for $2,250 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,250
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $4,500 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,500
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Jonathan Ben-Ami
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1 Bedroom, Lower East Side Rental for $5,500 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,500
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Jennifer Morcheles
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3 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $4,500 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,500
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Yaya Sodoli
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,300 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300
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Jonathan Ben-Ami
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3 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $4,795 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,795
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Jackie Betesh
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,800 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,800
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Sam Trenk
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $2,650 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,650
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,391 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,391
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Liz Coughlan
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3 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,850 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,850
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Brett Comeaux
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,795 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,795
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Kierstin Kolle
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1 Bedroom, Lower East Side Rental for $2,150 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,150
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Chae Kim
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Studio, Lower East Side Rental for $2,850 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,850
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Gregory Civers
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1 Bedroom, Lower East Side Rental for $3,650 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,650
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Michael Chadwick
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,795 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $4,250 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,250
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2 Bedrooms, Lower East Side Rental for $3,872 - Photo 1
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,872
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Lower East Side Apartments
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Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Adjacent Neighborhoods: East Village, Chinatown/Little Italy, NoHo

Population Density: Quite dense; over three times as densely populated as the city-wide average. The streets here are busy both day and night.

Public Transit: F (East Broadway), F,J,M,Z (Essex-Delancey), B, D (Grand Street), J, Z (Bowery), F (2nd Avenue)

What’s Here? The Lower East side is a bustling mecca of cool, a neighborhood where swanky art, music, fashion converge with gritty New York City living to create a bombastic and distinct Manhattan place. Most of the electricity from the area stems from its abundance of ultra trendy music venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, Pianos, The Living Room, Bowery Ballroom and Cake Shop. Hip bars and restaurants also stack the streets of the Lower East Side. Try Verlaine for tapas or the popular Sunita Bar, where they make delicious artisanal cocktails. Also in the area is Lucky Jack’s, one of the longest bars in Manhattan and home to the city’s best-poured Guinness. Visit the world famous Katz’s Delicatessen (but try to resist the urge to re-enact the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally, ok? They’ll think you’re a tourist.). Clinton Street Baking Company is consistently ranked among the best brunch places in New York City. A kid’s dream and a diabetic’s nightmare, the historic Economy Candy is a sweet shop packed with wall-to-wall goodies and definitely worth the visit. For definitive local history, the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street recreates the New York City immigrant experience and engages visitors in the neighborhood’s rich backstory.

Flat or Tall?: Historically the Lower East Side’s housing stock consisted of tenements (there’s a whole museum about them); recently, as gentrification has spread south from the East Village, several luxury high-rise condo and rental buildings have sprung up, and more appear to be forthcoming.

History: The Lower East Side was one of the first neighborhoods formed in New York City. Before the Revolutionary War, most of the area was a farm owned by James Delancey. The land was then confiscated and made to resemble the West End of London. In the early settlement days, the area around the East River was known as Corlear’s Hook and it maintained that name through the 19th Century. The region was at one time a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and several synagogues and other Jewish landmarks remain on the streets of the Lower East Side today. It’s still an important part of American Jewish history, but the flood of immigrants to the neighborhood wasn’t just Jews; Ukrainians, Irish and Italians also made up a substantial proportion of the LES’s residents. In the last decade or so the neighborhood has seen significant gentrification that has altered the demographics of the region into the very artsy and hip community of today.

Activities: Concert going, dining out, bar hopping, people watching, shopping.

Check it out: The Hester Street Fair, every Saturday from April 27th to the end of October, features an eclectic mix of local food vendors from the neighborhood.

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Median Rents for Lower East Side
Studio Apartments $2,195
1 Bedroom Apartments $2,700
2 Bedroom Apartments $3,329
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Nearby Public Transportation
F
M
J
Z
0.30 mi - Essex St (Delancey St and Norfolk St)
F
0.44 mi - East Broadway (Madison Ave and Rutgers St)
B
D
0.61 mi - Grand St (Grand St and Chrystie St)
J
Z
0.66 mi - Bowery (Delancey St and Bowery)
6
0.87 mi - Spring St (Spring St and Lafayette St)
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