Since the Lower East Side is just south of the East Village, north of Chinatown, east of the East River and west of NoLita, residents have some of the best opportunities to explore some of Manhattan’s most desirable locations.
Formerly a neighborhood that many immigrants and working-class residents called home, the Lower East Side has experienced a surge in costs and boutique-oriented establishments due to gentrification during the past decade. The neighborhood’s wide variety of entertainment and practical businesses has many benefits, but has been met with some opposition. If you opt to live here, there’s a chance that you’ll have to put up with some noise, nearby buildings in disrepair and some other issues. But most importantly, you’ll live in a lively neighborhood with great restaurants, good live music, and enduring bars. With diverse demographics and general tolerance, you’ll live in a diverse, engaging community.
In the last ten years, the Lower East Side has been transformed into a trendy stylistic haven with new underground bars, art galleries, and more. Today’s Lower East Side is far different from that of twenty years ago, when industry was minimal and the neighborhood was dominated by the working class. Now, the neighborhood feels more commerce-friendly, with particular acclaim for its music scene. Some of the popular live music venues in the LES include C-Squat, the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Tonic, Pianos, the Living Room and Arlene’s Grocery. Much of the resulting noise, however, has caused tension between bar owners and apartment residents. Still, there’s a reason why artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Strokes, and Lou Reed have referenced the Lower East Side in their songs.Find Lower East Side apartments
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Accessing the art galleries, music venues, trendy coffee shops and other attractions of the Lower East Side is easy. Going to and from midtown is a breeze on several subway and bus lines. The J, M, and F lines run along Delancey Street N, while the B and D lines are on Grand Street. Many residents use the Essex St / Delancey St Subway Station, in addition to the M15 bus service. Whether you are commuting somewhere or working nearby, entering and leaving the Lower East Side is no hassle at all.