Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is located north of Houston and South of Division Street, and is housed between the East River and Bowery. One can find anything from pre-war tenement walk-ups type of tenements to full service luxury buildings catering to every need of a New Yorker. The place has a vibrant and diverse night life (there are limitless options from hip bars to trendy theatres and comedy clubs for entertainment), it is still has managed to retain a very close, quite and friendly community atmosphere that has been prevalent throughout its history.
Nightlife plus restaurants of the Lower East Side, especially in the weekends is always happening as there are numerous bars, restaurants and live music venues. Up and coming alternative rock bands play at the Bowery Ballroom on Delancey Street.
The Lower East Side is definitely upwardly in its hotel and real estate offerings. The growth of this neighborhood has brought about several new luxury boutique hotels, including Hotel on Rivington, Thompson LES on Allen Street, and the deluxe boutique Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street.
Art enthusiast will be interested in some of the art galleries which have move from the Chelsea neighborhood have shifts to the Lower East Side, with trendy smaller new galleries popping up. The construction of the New Museum of Contemporary art of the Bowery has helped establish art in the neighborhood is a big draw.
The restaurant scene in LES has tremendous destination appeal ranging from Southern Italian Cuisine to fine American Dining.