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 venu...
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

Rock star Moby started this Lower East Side cafe with his ex-girlfriend in response to the lack of vegetarian and vegan food in the area. With its soothing white-and-green color palette and natural lighting, it’s something of an oasis for laid-back living in the city.

Things to do in Lower East Side

The well-edited, mint-condition The well-edited, mint-condition vintage clothing at always feels just right, particularly the garden-party frocks from the ’40s and ’50s.