The Lower East Side’s boundaries — east from the Bowery to the East River Park and bounded by Houston street to the north — seem to be the only non-changing aspect of this booming neighborhood. Historically a Jewish area, beautiful neoclassical and Moorish Revival synagogues are declared landmarks in the area. This neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city, formerly populated by lower-class workers.
However, today, luxury apartments are rising, and new restaurants and nightspots seem to be opening daily. Trendy glass buildings are flanked by Pre-war tenements, allowing for a contrast that only adds to the area’s unique identity of diversity and inclusion. The Lower East Side’s restaurants and bars — old and new — have attracted countless visitors, adding to an active nightlife. The LES combines history and vibrancy to create a homey yet eclectic neighborhood vibe.