Explore the Best Neighborhoods in NYC by WalkExplore the Best Neighborhoods in NYC by Walk
One of the oldest New York working-class neighborhoods with an ethnically diverse population. Over the years, the neighborhood has evolved into one of NYC's most popular nightlife destinations.
The LES also features a wide variety of shopping and dining venues. This area is a mixture of popular attractions and rich history.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (108 Orchard St)This National Historic site focuses on America's urban immigrant history.
International Center of Photography Museum (ICP) (250 Bowery)Explore the legacy of photography and the possibilities of its future through dynamic exhibitions.
The New Museum (235 Bowery)Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only contemporary art museum dedicated to presenting contemporary art from around the world.
Essex Street Market (120 Essex St)This historic culinary destination was opened in the early 20th century. At that time, Mayor LaGuardia observed that the city streets were getting too crowded with pushcart vendors, hence he decided to move them inside the market.
Economy Candy (108 Rivington St)This historic shop has been satisfying New York's sweet tooth by keeping the shelves stocked from floor to ceiling with all sorts of candy, nuts, etc.
The Back Room (102 Norfolk St.)This historic hideaway is one of only two New York City speakeasies that opened during Prohibition and still operating today. Enjoy cocktails in teacups and beer in paper bags.
Katz's Delicatessen (205 E Houston)Each week thousands of visitors from around the world flock to Katz's to dine in this legendary deli, and to feast on the most delectable sandwiches, platters, and meats. But it's the New Yorkers, who have made Katz's Delicatessen an inherent part of the city's culture and history.
Hair of the Dog (168 Orchard)In October 2012 the historic Lower East Side welcomed Hair of the Dog to the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The kitchen and bar are open daily from 11.30 AM - 4 AM serving up stellar pub grub and offering drink specials every night of the week.
One Mile House (10 Delancey)Vintage-inspired taproom & gastropub serving small plates with whiskeys & a rotating beer list. Try the grilled cheese Mac and Cheese.
SoHo is a shopaholic's dream, featuring an eclectic array of shops where you can find anything from upscale designer fashions to inexpensive boutique finds.
Balthazar (80 Spring St)This renowned French brasserie has been serving up traditional French fare since 1997. The most popular dish is the Steak Frites.
SoHo Park (62 Prince St)This casual, outdoor spot features a patio and serves up traditional favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and fries.
Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street)Famed pastry chef Dominique Ansel draws lines around the block to his namesake bakery where you can find one-of-a-kind confectionary creations plus classic French pastries.
Delicatessen (54 Prince Street)Enjoy international comfort food with a twist at Delicatessen. This family-friendly spot is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night bites.
Wo Hop (17 Mott St)This cash-only Cantonese restaurant is a neighborhood staple that serves delicious food and won't break the bank.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St)One of Chinatown's oldest businesses, this ice cream shop is known for both traditional and exotic flavors.
Joe's Shanghai (9 Pell St)One of the city's most beloved restaurants, best known for its delicious dumplings.
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One World Observatory NYC (285 Fulton St)New York's newest tourist attraction is also one of the world's tallest building and features views of the city from the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors.
NYC Police Museum (100 Old Slip)Explore the unique museum with a mock jail cell, vintage weaponry, 9/11 exhibit. Don't forget to take a mug shot.
9-11Memorial Museum & Memorial, Memorial Tours (180 Greenwich St)Whether you self-explore or take a tour, the 9/11 memorial is an experience unlike any other.
Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl St)Established in 1907, Fraunces Tavern Museum will take you back in time as you explore the oldest standing structure in Manhattan.
South Street Seaport (19 Fulton St)This 11-block historic district features a variety of restaurants, shops, and offers great views of the East River and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
TKTS booth 1 Seaport Plaza (190 Front St, New York)Purchase half-price Broadway tickets with half the crowds that normally frequent the Times Square location.
Mad Dog & Beans (83 Pearl Street)Mexican cuisine, serving up the best fresh guacamole!
Ulysses Folk House (95 Pearl Street)Known for great beers on tap and Carvery!
Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street)Stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner at this historic tavern that has been operating since 1762.
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DiPalo's Fine Foods (200 Grand St)A century-old family-owned Italian specialty food shop offering fresh, homemade, NYC's one of the best mozzarellas.
Old St. Patrick's Church (263 Mulberry St)This historic landmark was built between 1809 and 1815. Savvy film buffs will recognize it from the Godfather in the Baptism scene.
NYC Police Headquarters Building (240 Centre St)This stunning white building topped by a copper dome, served as police headquarters until 1973 and was listed under the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Da Gennaro (129 Mulberry St.)Known for the Penne All Gennaro and Pasta Fagioli this traditional Italian eatery offers indoor/outdoor seating with the best garlic & oil bread dipping sauce.
Il Piccolo Bufalo (141 Mulberry Street)A traditional Italian restaurant featuring classic Neapolitan dishes and an outdoor patio. This restaurant is known for its risotto rice balls.
The Original Vincent's (119 Mott St)This century-old institution makes and ships the legendary Vincent's Sauce in 3 ways: sweet, medium, and hot. Don't forget to taste their delicious baked clams and fried calamari.
Ferrara's Bakery (195 Grand Street)Baker and importer of over 200 superb Italian specialties. Ferrara dates back to 1892. At that time, café Ferrara first opened its doors in New York City's Little Italy for opera lovers seeking like-minded company and refreshment.
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McCarren Park (N. 12 St., Lorimer St., Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn)McCarren Park is the site of endless games of kickball, soccer, baseball, bocce, handball, basketball, football, and tennis, not to mention running meets and playground antics. McCarren Park is home to the McCarren Park Pool, Concerts, Ice Skating, Local Vendors, and Outdoor Markets.
Williamsburg BridgeOn a nice day, The Williamsburg Bridge is a great way to get from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to South Williamsburg.
Peter Luger Steak House (178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY)One of the most iconic restaurants in New York City. Fans of the sizzling signature porterhouse are known to arrive at the restaurant with their suitcases right from the airport, and it's still one of the toughest tables to nab in town.
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)Brooklyn Bowel is a music venue, bowling alley, and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is known for its high-tech green construction and variety of musical acts. In 2013 Rolling Stone named Brooklyn Bowl the 20th best music club in America
Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St. Brooklyn, NY)If you're planning a trip to New York City, make sure The Brooklyn Brewery is a stop on your schedule. Come down for a beer, hang out with our staff, attend an event, take a tour, and have a look around where some of the world's best beer is brewed.
Patrizia's of Brooklyn (35 Broadway Brooklyn, NY)Patrizia's has been a family-owned establishment for over 25 years. Our family is involved in every aspect of the day to day activities to make sure that your dining experience at Patrizia's is always great. As with Italian tradition, every single customer is treated like family. Each dish is prepared with fresh organic ingredients that use the family's recipes dating back over 150 years.