Lower East Side at a GlanceSotheby's International Realty
Manhattan's Lower East Side is rich in history as the country's most famous immigrant neighborhood, a gateway to America for Eastern Europeans arriving in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lower East Side extends from Houston to Delancey Streets between the Bowery and the East River, with Orchard Street at its center. Lower East Side real estate offers access to a multi-cultural fusion of delicatessens, cafes, night clubs and boutiques for trendy up and coming fashion designers. A significant amount of construction, converting existing warehouses no longer used and building from the ground up on vacant lots, has transformed this area to hot destination for residential living.