Lower East Side

Manhattan

Summary

Median rental price: $2,799, min $1,700 - max $20,000

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me

Commute

There are 10 subway stops and these subway lines:

Crime level

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Average, rank #74 of all neighborhoods

Noise level

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Average, rank #24 of all neighborhoods

Neighboorhood Reviews

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Great for

  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value

Not great for

  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
“Lower East Side: Lots to do at affordable prices!“

The Lower East Side is generally the area of Manhattan from Canal up through 14th Street. It includes such places Little Italy and Chinatown -- two of my favorite spots especially for eating authentic cuisine. Not the most pretty parts of the city, this area is generally known for great little ca... Read more

megagirl • Dec 31, 2011
“A Little Bit of NYC History Mixed with Hipster Heaven!“

The Lower East Side is home to "Alphabet City" so named because most of the avenues have letters rather than numbers or names. Originally known for its slums and tenements the area also was a hot spot of drug activity especially along Avenues A,B,C and D east of fist Avenue. The area has changed ... Read more

LisaAnnBurke • Jan 18, 2011
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Street view

Eating-out

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Restaurants (50+)

Fast Food / Pizza / Sandwiches (25)

BBQ Joints (1)

Diners (4)

Food Courts & Trucks (8)

Entertainment

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Bars and Pubs (34)

Nightclubs (5)

Movie Theaters & Theaters (2)

Music Venues (6)

Parks & Gardens (14)

Arts and Museums (20)

Other

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Shopping (24)

Pharmacies & Doctors' Offices (11)

Dog Run & Pet Services (3)

Laundry & Dry Cleaning (12)

Banks (2)

Playgrounds (14)

What do you think about this neighborhood?

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me