The Lower East Side 

The Lower East Side began its rapid transformation in the mid-2000’s, and today is ranked amongst the Top 3 Neighborhoods in New York City, according to New York Magazine.


The Lower East Sides’ intersection of a prime Manhattan location, historical charm, and modern attraction has turned the neighborhood into one of the most desirable in New York City. During the day, residents populate the areas well-known eateries or attractions that have been running for decades. These includes Katz’s, a 120-year-old delicatessen still serving 1,000 pastrami sandwiches daily, or the Tenement Museum, which provides lively tours that lead thousands of visitors and students through the preserved apartments each year. The museum also offers historical tours of the Lower East Side.

72, 74, and 104 Forsyth Street also located in close proximity to Essex Crossing, a collection of over 1,000 new residences, 400,000 square feet of office space, and 450,000 square feet of retail space across nine sites that will enhance the culture and unique flavor of New York City’s Lower East Side. These sites will be connected by a new park, bike paths and green spaces, and will also be complimented by a world-class below-grade marketplace called The Market Line. These properties are ideally positioned to benefit from the attractions and energy that Essex Crossing is bringing to the area.

The Lower East Side is perhaps best known for being a popular late-night destination. Locations such as Sixty LES Hotel, Vandal, and Mr. Purple, coupled with the wide array of restaurants and bars, all help drive the energetic atmosphere that has come to define the cultural fabric of the neighborhood.


The Lower East Side allows for considerable access to all parts of Manhattan, as well as to prime areas in Brooklyn. The B/D/F/M lines cut through the heart of the neighborhood, with stops at Delancey & Essex, East Houston Street, Grand Street (located within one block away from 72, 74, and 104 Forsyth Street), and East Broadway – and connects residents to the rest of the city via the nearby 4/5/6 at Broadway-Lafayette and the N/Q/R/W at Prince Street. Additionally, the J/M/Z lines make stops at Delancey and Bowery, providing easy access to Downtown and Brooklyn, and bus service is available to uptown and downtown destinations along Allen Street, with crosstown access across East Houston Street and down Essex. 


Points of Interest

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