The Lower East Side is located south of Houston Street and bounded by the East River. The Lower East Side is an area rich in the history due to the great wave of immigration to the United States. This neighborhood was where the tenements were built to hold the thousands of people who came pouring into the country in the late 1800's and early 1900's. These tenements have been converted into the current of inventory of apartments in the neighborhood including several vacation rentals.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum on Delancy Street shows recreations to tenement rooms so that you can really get an idea of the life and style of the people who came here to find a better life and follow the "American Dream".
Little Italy and Chinatown are two examples of the strong cultural areas that still exist from the different waves of immigrants. Little Italy had been much larger during the beginning of the mass immigration but shrank drastically as people from different countries came in and the neighborhoods shifted. Chinatown in the past years has been spreading and is now basically surrounding Little Italy. Eldridge Street Synagogue was one of the first synagogues built in the United States. Built in 1887 by Eastern European Jews in one of the immigration waves it was restored in the 1990's to its original glory and is now a historical landmark.
On the modern end of things, Orchard Street provides many outdoor markets for you to browse. Allan Street is lined with little shops, bars and trendy little restaurants. Since the neighborhood has been built by so any different cultures over the years you can find a great array of foods and different cultural products for sale in the many little shops that make up the network of neighborhood.
With trendy clubs and a great history the Lower East Side is gaining in popularity for tourists traveling to New York. The vacation rentals options in the area are popular due to their good value and ease of access to the rest of Manhattan.
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