New York City, Lower East Side of Manhattan Video Tour - Part 1

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David Hill with New York Habitat is proud to present a new video tour of New York neighborhoods. Discover one of New York City's hip and historical neighborhoods, called the Lower East Side. Watch other video tours of other great areas of NYC, such as the East Village or Chinatown The name, Lower East Side, pretty much tells you that this neighborhood is located in the south-eastern part of Manhattan. It's roughly located between Houston Street to the north, the East River on the east, Canal Street to the south, and Bowery to the west. Keep in mind that the boundaries of this neighborhood are not exactly defined because this area is in constant change and renewal and often it's hard to tell exactly where the Lower East side ends and where the adjacent neighborhoods start. Brief History The Lower East Side, also called LES by the locals, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan. During the second half of the nineteenth century it was predominantly occupied by working class immigrants who arrived in New York and settled here in the many tenement buildings. It is a culturally diverse area formed by many different ethnic groups of the world who have been immigrating to New York over the centuries. Tenement Museum: Located on Orchard Street, the Tenement Museum is a 5-story tenement building where thousands of immigrants from 20 different nations lived between the mid-1800 to the early 1900s. You can take a daily tour offered by the ...

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