The Lower East Side is one of the best night life neighborhoods in NYC and also the new gallery destination where you can find new artists, ideas, visions and performances. In other words, LES (Lower East Side) is the "happening" spot in New York. It's not only the latest center of arts and bars, but also you can find latest restaurants, unique retail stores, and edgy boutiques. LES IS MORE, LES is the essence of New York downtown culture.
LES was not the trendiest spot centuries ago. The Lower East Side was characterized by tenements, pushcarts, working class immigrants from Europe. The area was also recognized as a center of Jewish culture. As you see in the movie "Once Upon a Time in America," LES is well known for tenement buildings.
Many prewar buildings have relatively small walk-up LES apartments. However, in the early 2000's the wave of gentrification spread to the Lower East Side and LES began to change as one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. The area is still booming with cutting edge modern buildings with elevator and amenities that are becoming new landmark.
If you're interested in exploring the Lower East Side and want to become a part of this exciting community as a resident, please contact me. I will find you the perfect LES apartment to live: 646-390-0265