Lower East Side

Lower East Side Travel Guide

Articles about Lower East Side

By Nate Storey
I still remember the thrill of walking into the old Max Fish when I first moved to New York in 2007. The Ludlow Street indie rock bar was one of the last remaining holdouts of a fabled era on the Lower East Side, one marked by edgy music venues, V...
By Rebecca Dalzell
Photo: Adam Friedberg 1. Nolita: At Uncle Boons (7 Spring St.; $$$), home-style Thai dishes from two Per Se veterans include charred blowfish tails. 2. Nolita: At Mother’s Ruin (18 Spring Street), we order a Banana Hammock cocktail with rum, v...
Finding a hotel with luxury linens in a derelict-turned-trendy neighborhood can be tricky, but it needn't be with the opening of the Hotel on Rivington (107 Rivington St.; 800/915-1537 or 212/475-2600; www.hotelrivington.com; doubles from $225) on...

Hotels in Lower East Side

Set on the Lower East Side's main thoroughfare, this 22-room brick guesthouse—originally built as a tenement in 1879—perfectly embodies its quirky, eclectic home neighborhood.

Restaurants in Lower East Side

Congee Village, on the outskirts of Chinatown, offers an extensive menu of more than 250 classic Cantonese dishes. As the name suggests, the restaurant is best known for its congee, or rice porridge; options include the chicken and black mushroom.

Things to do in Lower East Side

Music and fashion merge in John Varvatos’ menswear shop at 315 Bowery, the former home of the Lower East Side's legendary CBGB live music club.