Lower East Side

Bringing " The City That Never Sleeps" to Life
For an authentic New York experience, come to the Lower East Side. Its gritty reputation of cramped spaces and rusty alleyways is now mixed with vibrant energy. Lower East Side is home to some of New York's best nightlife - dusk till dawn is always bustling with music venues, array of bars, and trendy clubs. It also has chic restaurants, indie boutiques, and traditional delis such as Russ & Daughters and Katz's. The Tenement Museum keeps the neighborhood's history alive, and its numerous art galleries draw contemporary crowds.

Housing options on the Lower East Side include tenement-style apartments, pre-war walkups, and new high-rises. Its diverse residents and local businesses are super welcoming and can bring the spirited rowdiness. If you are looking to lounge during the day and party all night, Lower East Side is the perfect neighborhood for you.
What Lower East Side Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.0
social
8.0
management
7.0
safety
7.6
Median rents in Lower East Side
Studio
$
3,750
1 Bedroom
$
4,900
2 Bedroom
$
6,600

Living in
Lower East Side

Character
Fun
Nightlife
Gritty
Close to School
Great Restaurants
East River Park
Younger Crowd
Public Transit
Newer Retail and Residential Buildings
Lower East Side — 8.4/10 Rating (based on 7 neighborhood reviews)
The Lower East Side is an amazing place to live. The neighborhood has so much history and is so close to many other great neighborhoods in NYC (China Town, SoHo, NoHo, West Village, Two Bridges, East Village, etc.) Not to mention, the last stop before Brooklyn is nearby to getting to the other borough is easy! There are a million places to go out and to eat, though everything is on the pricey side. It is a short walk to the main NYU campus (about 20 mins). They just opened up a Trader Joe's and a Target nearby that has made grocery shopping so easy!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2 Clinton St.
Fun neighborhood. Its a huge bar scene and very young. The demographic seems to be a lot of young professionals and new families.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
139 Essex Street
Close to school, lots of bars and restaurants and well communicated with public transportation
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
47 east 1st street
The neighborhood is sketchy late at night but for the most part there are a lot of young adults who are going out for dinner and drinks in the neighborhood.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Seward Park
Plenty of grit and character in the Lower East Side - dive bars and cool graffiti on every corner. But there is also a large investment (and gentrification) in progress in the form of new luxury condo buildings, new shopping centers, etc., many of which will not be completed for a few years. On Clinton Street alone, you can find old school Dominican hair saloons, great new restaurants like Ivan Ramen and Yunnan BBQ, seven or so boutique coffee shops, and a luxury condo project.
Pros: walk to campus, great bars/restaurants/coffee shops
Cons: construction can be noisy, some streets feel a little rough at night as you go east of Clinton St, though I've never had any safety issues
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
90 Clinton St
There are many great bars and restaurants in the Lower East Side. I feel like I can wander in anywhere and have a great time.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
146 Orchard Street
Nice area with lots of bars and restaurants. Right near East River Park and highway so drives are quick. More homeless people around than other areas, however.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
20 Ave C, New York, NY


Getting to Know
Lower East Side

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: East River to Bowery St
North to South Boundaries: E Houston St to Brooklyn Bridge
dining
Les Enfants de Boheme
Melani Pizzeria
Pala
Sun Hing Lung Co
grocery
C-Town Supermarket
Hong Kong Supermarket
Whole Foods Market
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Union Market
fitness
Balanced Pilates
Beyond Martial Arts
Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp
Plank Pilates Studio
parks
Coleman Playground Skate Park
East River Park
Hamilton Fish Park
Hua Mei Bird Garden
coffee
Clinton Street Baking Company
Ost Cafe
Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
Vivi Bubble Tea
bus
M14D (bus)
M15 (bus)
X37/X38 (bus)
X5 (bus)
rail
F (metro)
J (metro)
M (metro)
parking
Edison Parkfast - Location #30
Ipark (Imperial) 59 Allen Garage
Park-It Area Garage, LLC
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Lower East Side includes zip codes 10002, 10007, and 10038
Rent vs Own
78
%
of Lower East Side residents are renters
Driving to Work
10
%
of Lower East Side residents drive to work
New Construction
7
%
of housing units in Lower East Side have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
24
%
<20 units
24
%
20-49 units
52
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
15
%
18 - 34
29
%
35 - 54
28
%
55+
29
%
Unit Mix
11
%
Studio
37
%
1 Bed
38
%
2 Bed
14
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
51
%
Undergrad Student
6
%
Grad Student
2
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
34
%

Best Apartments
in Lower East Side


Studio $2,450
1 Bed $2,950
2 Beds $4,000

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1 Bed $4,850
2 Beds $7,850

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1 Bed $3,400
2 Beds $4,400
3 Beds $5,200

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2 Beds $3,220

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