Lower East Side

Downtown East, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Houston Street, from the East River to the Bowery

The Lower East Side was once the world's largest Jewish community, where many immigrants settled and first established the garment industries of New York City. Today it is best known for outstanding shopping bargains along Orchard Street as well as local dining landmarks such as Katz' Deli, open since 1888. Housing is mostly found in historic walkups, the Grand Street Coops comprise 4,500 apartments, some with outdoor space and/or views of the East River. This neighborhood also features one of New York City's most prized museums, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.