Welcome to Lower East Side
The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street.
The neighborhood extends from the Bowery to the west, East Houston Street to the north, the F.D.R. Drive to the east and Canal Street to the south. The western boundary below Grand Street veers east off of the Bowery to approximately Essex Street. Surrounding neighborhoods include Chinatown, Nolita and the East Village.
The lower east side has become an increasingly attractive place to live especially with young professionals as it boasts some of the best nightlife, dining, and entertainment in Manhattan. While historically known for its pre-war walk-ups, there are now newer luxury high-rise buildings being built.