The Lower East Side begins at Houston (pronounced HOW-stun) Street and extends south. Once the home of New York’s immigrant communities, it was the most crowded residential area in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Today, the area is dense with trendy bars and eateries, though a few historic establishments have survived to the present day. To the west, tiny Nolita (North of Little Italy) is a charming enclave of narrow streets crammed with glitzy restaurants and wonderful boutiques. Chinatown has expanded northward, reducing Little Italy to a stretch of Mulberry Street, with a few old-fashioned restaurants amid the tourist traps.
Printable Map of East Village and the Lower East Side
This neighborhood overview and travel map of East Village/Lower East Side comes from the Seventh Edition of Moon MapGuide New York City. The maps available in our MapGuides contain markers that correspond to listings for sights, hotels, and other attractions.
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