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The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery
Bowery
and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street. Traditionally an immigrant, working class neighborhood, it began rapid gentrification in the mid-2000s, prompting the National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
to place the neighborhood on their list of America's Most Endangered Places.[2][3]

Contents

1 Boundaries 2 History

2.1 Prior to Europeans 2.2 Early settlement 2.3 Corlears Hook 2.4 Immigration 2.5 Societal change and decline 2.6 East Village split and gentrification

3 Demographics 4 Culture

4.1 Immigrant neighborhood

4.1.1 Jewish neighborhood

4.2 Art scene 4.3 Nightlife and live music

5 Parks 6 Education 7 Transportation 8 In popular culture 9 Notable residents 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Boundaries[edit]

The corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side
Lower East Side
(2005)

The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
is roughly bounded by the Bowery
Bowery
to the west, East Houston Street
Houston Street
to the north, the F.D.R. Drive to the east and Canal Street to the south. The western boundary below Grand Street veers east off of the Bowery
Bowery
to approximately Essex Street. The neighborhood is bordered in the south and west by Chinatown
Chinatown
– which extends north to roughly Grand Street, in the west by Nolita
Nolita
and in the north by the East Village.[4][5] Historically, the "Lower East Side" referred to the area alongside the East River
East River
from about the Manhattan
Manhattan
Bridge and Canal Street up to 14th Street, and roughly bounded on the west by Broadway. It included areas known today as East Village, Alphabet City, Chinatown, Bowery, Little Italy, and NoLIta. Parts of the East Village are still known as Loisaida, a Latino
Latino
pronunciation of "Lower East Side". Politically, the neighborhood is located in New York's 7th[6] and 12th[7] congressional districts.[8] It is in the New York State Assembly's 65th district and[9] 74th district,;[10] the New York State Senate's 26th district;[11] and New York City
New York City
Council's 1st and 2nd district.[12]

History[edit] Prior to Europeans[edit] As was all of Manhattan
Manhattan
Island, the area now known as the Lower East Side was occupied by members of the Lenape
Lenape
tribe, who were organized in bands which moved from place to place according to the seasons, fishing on the rivers in the summer, and moving inland in the fall and winter to gather crops and hunt for food. Their main trail took approximately the route of Broadway. One encampment in the Lower East Side area, near Corlears Hook was called Rechtauck or Naghtogack.[13] Early settlement[edit] The population of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam
was located primarily below the current Fulton Street, while north of it were a number of small plantations and large farms called bouwerij (bowery) at the time (equivalent to "boerderij" in present-day Dutch). Around these farms were a number of enclaves of free or "half-free" Africans, which served as a buffer between the Dutch and the Native Americans. One of the largest of these was located along the modern Bowery between Prince Street and Astor Place.[14] These black farmers were some of the earliest settlers of the area.[15] Gradually, during the 17th century, there was an overall consolidation of the boweries and farms into larger parcels, and much of the Lower East side was then part of the Delancy farm.[15] James Delancey's pre-Revolutionary farm east of post road leading from the city (Bowery) survives in the names Delancey Street
Delancey Street
and Orchard Street. On the modern map of Manhattan, the Delancey farm[16] is represented in the grid of streets from Division Street north to Houston Street.[17] In response to the pressures of a growing city, Delancey began to survey streets in the southern part of the "West Farm"[18] in the 1760s. A spacious projected Delancey Square—intended to cover the area within today's Eldridge, Essex, Hester and Broome Streets—was eliminated when the loyalist Delancey family's property was confiscated after the American Revolution. The city Commissioners of Forfeiture eliminated the aristocratic planned square for a grid, effacing Delancey's vision of a New York laid out like the West End of London.

Corlears Hook (red arrow) is "Crown Point" in this British map of 1776; "Delaney's [sic] New Square" (blue square northwest of Corlears Hook) was never built

Corlears Hook[edit] The point of land on the East River
East River
now called Corlears Hook was also called Corlaers Hook under Dutch and British rule, and briefly Crown Point during British occupation in the Revolution. It was named after the schoolmaster Jacobus van Corlaer, who settled on this "plantation" that in 1638 was called by a Europeanized version of its Lenape
Lenape
name, Nechtans[19] or Nechtanc.[20] Corlaer sold the plantation to Wilhelmus Hendrickse Beekman (1623–1707), founder of the Beekman family of New York; his son Gerardus Beekman was christened at the plantation, on August 17, 1653. On February 25, 1643, volunteers from the New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam
colony killed thirty[21] Wiechquaesgecks at their encampment at Corlears Hook, as part of Kieft's War, in retaliation for ongoing conflicts between the colonists and the natives of the area, including their unwillingness to pay tribute, and their refusal to turn over the killer of a colonist.[22] The projection into the East River
East River
that retained Corlaer's name was an important landmark for navigators for 300 years. On older maps and documents it is usually spelled Corlaers Hook, but since the early 19th century the spelling has been anglicized to Corlears. The rough unplanned settlement that developed at Corlaer's Hook under the British occupation of New York during the Revolution was separated from the densely populated city by rough hills of glacial till: "this region lay beyond the city proper, from which it was separated by high, uncultivated, and rough hills", observers recalled in 1843.[23] As early as 1816, Corlears Hook was notorious for streetwalkers, "a resort for the lewd and abandoned of both sexes", and in 1821 its "streets abounding every night with preconcerted groups of thieves and prostitutes" were noted by the "Christian Herald".[24] In the course of the 19th century they came to be called hookers.[25] In the summer of cholera in New York, 1832, a two-storey wooden workshop was commandeered to serve as a makeshift cholera hospital; between July 18 and September 15 when the hospital was closed, as the cholera wound down, 281 patients were admitted, both black and white, of whom 93 died.[26] In 1833, Corlear's Hook was the location of some of the first tenements built in New York City.[15] The original location of Corlears Hook is now obscured by shoreline landfill.[27] It was near the east end of the present pedestrian bridge over the FDR Drive
FDR Drive
near Cherry Street. The name is preserved in Corlears Hook Park at the intersection of Jackson and Cherry Streets along the East River
East River
Drive.[28] Immigration[edit] The bulk of immigrants who came to New York City
New York City
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to the Lower East Side, moving into crowded tenements there.[29] By the 1840s, large numbers of German immigrants settled in the area, and a large part of it became known as "Little Germany" or "Kleindeutschland".[15][30] This was followed by groups of Italians
Italians
and Eastern European Jews, as well as Greeks, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Slovaks and Ukrainians, each of whom settled in relatively homogeneous enclaves. By 1920, the Jewish neighborhood was one of the largest of these ethnic groupings, with 400,000 people, pushcart vendors prominent on Orchard and Grand Streets, and numerous Yiddish theatres along Second Avenue between Houston and 14th Streets.[15] Living conditions in these "slum" areas were far from ideal, although some improvement came from a change in the zoning laws which required "new law" tenements to be built with air shafts between them, so that fresh air and some light could reach each apartment. Still, reform movements, such as the one started by Jacob A. Riis' book How the Other Half Lives continued to attempt to alleviate the problems of the area through settlement houses, such as the Henry Street Settlement, and other welfare and service agencies. The city itself moved to address the problem when it built First Houses
First Houses
on the south side of East 3rd Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, and on the west side of Avenue A between East 2nd and East 3rd Streets in 1935-36, the first such public housing project in the United States.[15] Societal change and decline[edit] By the turn of the twentieth century, the neighborhood had become closely associated with radical politics, such as anarchism, socialism and communism, and was also known as a place where many popular performers had grown up, such as the Marx Brothers, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, George and Ira Gershwin, Jimmy Durante, and Irving Berlin. Later, more radical artists such as the Beat poets and writers were drawn to the neighborhood – especially the parts which later became the East Village – by the inexpensive housing and cheap food.[15] The German population decreased in the early twentieth century as a result of the General Slocum
General Slocum
disaster and due to anti-German sentiment prompted by World War I. After World War II, the Lower East Side became New York City's first racially integrated neighborhood with the influx of African Americans and Puerto Ricans. Areas where Spanish speaking was predominant began to be called Loisaida.[15] By the 1960s, the influence of the Jewish and eastern European groups declined as many of these residents had left the area, while other ethnic groups had coalesced into separate neighborhood, such as Little Italy. The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
then experienced a period of "persistent poverty, crime, drugs, and abandoned housing".[15] East Village split and gentrification[edit]

The Hotel on Rivington
Hotel on Rivington
was completed in 2005

The Blue Condominium
Blue Condominium
was completed in 2007

The East Village was once considered the Lower East Side's northwest corner. However, in the 1960s, the demographics of the area above Houston Street
Houston Street
began to change, as hipsters, musicians, and artists moved in. Newcomers and real estate brokers popularized the East Village name, and the term was adopted by the popular media by the mid-1960s. As the East Village developed a culture separate from the rest of the Lower East Side, the two areas came to be seen as two separate neighborhoods rather than the former being part of the latter.[31][32] By the 1980s, the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
had begun to stabilize after its period of decline, and once again began to attract students, artists and adventurous member of the middle-class, as well as immigrants from countries such as Bangladesh, China, the Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines
Philippines
and Poland.[15] In the early 2000s, the gentrification of the East Village spread to the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
proper, making it one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Orchard Street, despite its "Bargain District" moniker, is now lined with upscale boutiques. Similarly, trendy restaurants, including Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, wd~50, Cube 63, and Falai are found on a stretch of tree-lined Clinton Street that New York Magazine
New York Magazine
described as the "hippest restaurant row" in the Lower East Side.[33][34] In November 2007, the Blue Condominium, a 32-unit, 16 story luxury condominium tower was completed at 105 Norfolk Street just north of Delancey Street, the pixellated, faceted blue design of which starkly contrasts with the surrounding neighborhood. Following the construction of the Hotel on Rivington
Hotel on Rivington
one block away, several luxury condominiums around Houston, and the New Museum
New Museum
on Bowery, this new wave of construction is another sign that the gentrification cycle is entering a high-luxury phase similar to in SoHo and Nolita
Nolita
in the previous decade. More recently, the gentrification that was previously confined to north of Delancey Street
Delancey Street
continued south. Several restaurants, bars, and galleries opened below Delancey Street
Delancey Street
after 2005, especially around the intersection of Broome and Orchard Streets. The neighborhood's second boutique hotel, Blue Moon Hotel, opened on Orchard Street just south of Delancey Street
Delancey Street
in early 2006. However, unlike The Hotel on Rivington, the Blue Moon used an existing tenement building, and its exterior is almost identical to neighboring buildings. In September 2013, it was announced that the Essex Crossing redevelopment project was to be built in the area, centered around the intersection of Essex and Delancey Streets, but mostly utilizing land south of Delancey Street.[35] Demographics[edit] Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lower East Side
Lower East Side
was 72,957, an increase of 699 (1.0%) from the 72,258 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 535.91 acres (216.88 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 136.1 inhabitants per acre (87,100/sq mi; 33,600/km2).[36] The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 22.6% (16,453) White, 10.9% (7,931) African American, 0.2% (142) Native American, 24.9% (18,166) Asian, 0.0% (13) Pacific Islander, 0.3% (191) from other races, and 1.6% (1,191) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino
Latino
of any race were 39.6% (28,870) of the population.[37] Culture[edit]

"Cliff Dwellers" by Bellows, depicting the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
as it was in the early 20th century

Katz's Deli, a symbol of the neighborhood's Jewish cultural history

Immigrant neighborhood[edit] One of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
has long been a lower-class worker neighborhood and often a poor and ethnically diverse section of New York. As well as Irish, Italians, Poles, Ukrainians, and other ethnic groups, it once had a sizeable German population and was known as Little Germany (Kleindeutschland). Today it is a predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican community, and in the process of gentrification (as documented by the portraits of its residents in the Clinton+Rivington chapter of The Corners Project.)[38] Since the immigration waves from eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century, the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
became known as having been a center of Jewish immigrant culture. In her 2000 book Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America, Hasia Diner explains that the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
is especially remembered as a place of Jewish beginnings for Ashkenazi American Jewish culture.[39] Vestiges of the area's Jewish heritage exist in shops on Hester and Essex Streets, and on Grand Street near Allen Street. An Orthodox Jewish community is based in the area, operating yeshiva day schools and a mikvah. A few Judaica
Judaica
shops can be found along Essex Street
Essex Street
and a few Jewish scribes and variety stores. Some kosher delis and bakeries, as well as a few "kosher style" delis, including the famous Katz's Deli, are located in the neighborhood. Second Avenue in the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
was home to many Yiddish theatre
Yiddish theatre
productions in the Yiddish Theater District during the early part of the 20th century, and Second Avenue came to be known as "Yiddish Broadway," though most of the theaters are gone. Songwriter Irving Berlin, actor John Garfield, and singer Eddie Cantor grew up here. Since the mid-20th century, the area has been settled primarily by immigrants, primarily from Latin America, especially Central America and Puerto Rico. They have established their own groceries and shops, marketing goods from their culture and cuisine. Bodegas have replaced Jewish shops. They are mostly Roman Catholic. In what is now the East Village, the earlier populations of Poles
Poles
and Ukrainians
Ukrainians
have moved on and been largely supplanted by newer immigrants. The immigration of numerous Japanese people
Japanese people
over the last fifteen years or so has led to the proliferation of Japanese restaurants and specialty food markets. There is also a notable population of Bangladeshis and other immigrants from Muslim
Muslim
countries, many of whom are congregants of the small Madina Masjid (Mosque), located on First Avenue and 11th Street. The neighborhood still has many historic synagogues, such as the Bialystoker Synagogue,[40] Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Eldridge Street Synagogue,[41] Kehila Kedosha Janina
Kehila Kedosha Janina
(the only Greek synagogue in the Western Hemisphere),[42] the Angel Orensanz Center
Angel Orensanz Center
(the fourth oldest synagogue building in the United States), and various smaller synagogues along East Broadway. Another landmark, the First Roumanian-American congregation (the Rivington Street
Rivington Street
synagogue) partially collapsed in 2006, and was subsequently demolished. In addition, there is a major Hare Krishna temple and several Buddhist houses of worship. Chinese residents have also been moving into Lower East Side, and since the late 20th century, they have comprised a large immigrant group in the area. The part of the neighborhood south of Delancey Street and west of Allen Street
Allen Street
has, in large measure, become part of Chinatown. Grand Street is one of the major business and shopping streets of Chinatown. Also contained within the neighborhood are strips of lighting and restaurant supply shops on the Bowery. Jewish neighborhood[edit]

Meseritz Synagogue

Angel Orensanz Center

While the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
has been a place of successive immigrant populations, many American Jews
Jews
relate to the neighborhood in a strong manner, much as Chinatown
Chinatown
in San Francisco holds a special place in the imagination of Chinese Americans, and Astoria in the hearts of Greek Americans. It was a center for the ancestors of many people in the metropolitan area, and it was written about and portrayed in fiction and films. In the late twentieth century, Jewish communities have worked to preserve a number of buildings associated with the Jewish immigrant community.[43][44][45] Landmarks include:

The Educational Alliance
The Educational Alliance
Settlement house – 175 East Broadway Henry Street Settlement – 263–267 Henry Street and 466 Grand Street[46] University Settlement House
University Settlement House
184 Eldridge Street Katz's Deli – 205 East Houston Street Guss' Pickles – 87 Orchard Street Kossar's Bialys – 367 Grand Street[47] Gertel's Bake Shop – formerly at 53 Hester Street from 1914 until it closed in 2007[48] Knickerbocker Village – 10 Monroe Street Streit Matzo Co. – 150 Rivington Street Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery – 137 East Houston Street[49] Harris Levy Fine Linens since 1894 - 98 Forsyth Street Russ & Daughters – 179 East Houston Street[50] Schapiro's Kosher Wine – Essex Street
Essex Street
Market

Synagogues include:

Bialystoker Synagogue – 7–11 Willet Street Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – 60–64 Norfolk Street Eldridge Street Synagogue – 12 Eldridge Street Kehila Kedosha Janina – 280 Broome Street Angel Orensanz Center – the fourth-oldest synagogue building in the United States. Congregation Chasam Sopher Meseritz Synagogue Stanton Street
Stanton Street
Synagogue Boyaner kloiz at 247 East Broadway, opened in 1928 by the Boyaner Rebbe of New York

Art scene[edit] The neighborhood has become home to numerous contemporary art galleries. One of the very first was ABC No Rio.[51] Begun by a group of Colab
Colab
no wave artists (some living on Ludlow Street), ABC No Rio opened an outsider gallery space that invited community participation and encouraged the widespread production of art. Taking an activist approach to art that grew out of The Real Estate Show (the take over of an abandoned building by artists to open an outsider gallery only to have it chained closed by the police) ABC No Rio
ABC No Rio
kept its sense of activism, community, and outsiderness. The product of this open, expansive approach to art was a space for creating new works that did not have links to the art market place and that were able to explore new artistic possibilities. Other outsider galleries sprung up throughout the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
and East Village—some 200 at the height of the scene in the 1980s, including the 124 Ridge Street Gallery
124 Ridge Street Gallery
among others. In December 2007, the New Museum
New Museum
relocated to a brand-new, critically acclaimed building on Bowery
Bowery
at Prince. A growing number of galleries are opening in the Bowery
Bowery
neighborhood to be in close proximity to the museum. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which opened in 2012, exhibits photography featuring the neighborhood in addition to chronicling its history of activism.

Line of patrons at the Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant in 2010

The neighborhood is also home to several graffiti artists, such as Chico and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Nightlife and live music[edit] As the neighborhood gentrified and has become safer at night, it has become a popular late night destination. Orchard, Ludlow and Essex between Rivington Street
Rivington Street
and Stanton Street
Stanton Street
have become especially packed at night, and the resulting noise is a cause of tension between bar owners and longtime residents.[52][53] However, as gentrification continues, many established landmarks and venues have been lost.[54] The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
is also home to many live music venues. Punk bands played at C-Squat[citation needed] and alternative rock bands play at Bowery
Bowery
Ballroom on Delancey Street
Delancey Street
and Mercury Lounge
Mercury Lounge
on East Houston Street. Punk bands play at Otto's Shrunken Head and R-Bar. Punk and alternative bands play at Bowery
Bowery
Electric just north of the old CBGB's location.[55] There are also bars that offer performance space, such as Pianos on Ludlow Street
Ludlow Street
and Arlene's Grocery
Arlene's Grocery
on Stanton Street. The Lower East side is the location of the Slipper Room a burlesque, variety and vaudeville theatre on Orchard and Stanton. Lady Gaga,[8] Leonard Cohen[9] and U2,[10] have all appeared there, while popular downtown performers Dirty Martini, Murray Hill and Matt Fraser often appear. Variety shows are regularly hosted by comedians James Habacker, Bradford Scobie, Matthew Holtzclaw and Matt Roper
Matt Roper
under the guise of various characters.

View of La Plaza Cultural
La Plaza Cultural
from East 9th Street

South end soccer field of Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Parks[edit] The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
is the home to many private parks, such as La Plaza Cultural.[56] The Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
and Seward Park are among the public parks in the area. Education[edit] The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Preparatory High School (LESPH) and Emma Lazarus High School (ELHS) are second-chance schools that enable students, aged 17–21, to obtain their high school diplomas. LESPH is a bilingual Chinese-English school with a high proportion of Asian students. ELHS' instructional model is English-immersion with an ethnically diverse student body. The Seward Park Campus
Seward Park Campus
comprises five schools with an average graduation rate of about 80%. The original school in the building was opened 1929 and closed 2006.[57] Transportation[edit] There are multiple New York City
New York City
Subway stations in the neighborhood, including Grand Street (B and ​D), Bowery
Bowery
(J, M, and Z​), Second Avenue (F), Delancey Street
Delancey Street
Essex Street
Essex Street
(F​, J, M, and Z​), and East Broadway (F).[58] New York City
New York City
Bus routes include M9, M14A, M14D, M15, M15 SBS, M21, M22, M103, B39.[59] The Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
and Manhattan
Manhattan
Bridge connect the Lower East Side to Brooklyn. The FDR Drive
FDR Drive
is on the neighborhood's south and east ends.[60] There are multiple bike lanes in the area. Bike lanes are present on Allen, Chrystie, Clinton, Delancey, Grand, Houston, Montgomery, Madison, Rivington, Stanton, and Suffolk Streets; Bowery, East Broadway, and FDR Drive; the Williamsburg and Manhattan
Manhattan
bridges; and the East River
East River
Greenway.[61] The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
is expected to be served by the Citywide Ferry Service[62] starting in 2018.[63][64] In popular culture[edit]

Children's literature

All-of-a-Kind Family, a five-book series by Sydney Taylor first published from 1951 to 1978[65] The House on the Roof; A Sukkot Story by David A. Adler Rebecca Rubin, a character in the American Girl
American Girl
doll and book series, is a Jewish girl growing up in an immigrant family in 1914.[66]

Novels

Low Life by Luc Sante[67] Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska[68] Lush Life by Richard Price[69] Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
by Jim Carroll Wonder by R.J. Palacio Call It Sleep
Call It Sleep
by Henry Roth

Songs

"Slum Goddess" by The Fugs "Ballad Of The Lower East Side" by Michael Monroe "Beautiful Night" by B2ST "Clinton St Girl" by Wakey!Wakey! "Down on the Lower East Side" by Justin Townes Earle "East Side Beat" by The Toasters "East Side Story" by Emily King "For My Family" by Agnostic Front "Heavy Metal Lover" by Lady Gaga "In the Flesh" by Blondie "L.E.S. Artistes" by Santigold "L.E.S." by Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino
(aka Donald Glover) "Living in L.E.S." by INDK " Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Crew" by Warzone "Lower East Side" by David Peel "The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side" by The Magnetic Fields "Ludlow St" by Julian Casablancas "Ludlow Street" by Suzanne Vega "Marry the Night" by Lady Gaga " New York City
New York City
Tonight" by GG Allin "She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died)" by Robbie Fulks "Southside" by Fun Lovin' Criminals "What's My Name?" by Rihanna
Rihanna
ft. Drake "Veni Vidi Vici" by Madonna Motor-Cycle LP by Lotti Golden David Peel & the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Band, an early punk band Gogol Bordello, a gypsy punk band from the area The Holy Modal Rounders, a freak-folk band in the 1960s Nausea, a crust punk band in the late 1980s and early 1990s

Plays

Secret History of the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
by Alice Tuan[70] Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz[71]

Films

Alphabet City Batteries Not Included Beautiful Losers Before We Go Cloverfield The Cobbler The Corruptor Crossing Delancey[72] Date Night Die Hard with a Vengeance Donnie Brasco Downtown 81 Frogs for Snakes Hester Street[73] His People I Am Legend The Italian Johnny Dangerously Lucky Number Slevin Men In Black Mixed Blood The Naked City Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist The Night They Raided Minsky's Once Upon a Time in America P.S. I Love You Raising Victor Vargas Rent Rhythm Thief Sex and the City Taxi Driver The Wolfpack When Harry Met Sally

Television

The Andy Milonakis Show Forever[74][75][76] Gossip Girl How To Make It In America NYPD Blue Breadwinners parodies the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
as the "Lower Yeast Side."

Video games

The Darkness Syphon Filter 2 Grand Theft Auto IV

Music videos

"I'll Be Loving You Forever" by New Kids On The Block "Darling It's True" by Locksley "It Ain't Hard to Tell" by Nas

Notable residents[edit]

Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon
(born 1983), recording artist and actress[77] George Barris (1922–2016), photographer best known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe.[78] Sy Berger (1923–2014), baseball card designer with Topps[79] Joseph B. Bloomingdale (1842–1904) and Lyman G. Bloomingdale (1841–1905), co-founders of Bloomingdale's[80] Arlyne Brickman (born 1934), former mafia informant and prostitute[81] George Burns
George Burns
(1896–1996), comedian and actor[82] James Cagney
James Cagney
(1899–1986), actor[83] Michael Che
Michael Che
(born 1983), comedian and actor[84] Joshua Lionel Cowen (1877-1965), inventor and founder of Lionel Corporation, toy train manufacturer.[85] Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
(1893–1980), singer, pianist, comedian and actor[86] Monk Eastman
Monk Eastman
(1875–1920), gangster who ran the Eastman Gang[87] Fiorello LaGuardia
Fiorello LaGuardia
(1882–1947), politician Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(born 1986), singer, songwriter, actress Luis Guzmán
Luis Guzmán
(born 1956), actor Stephen Grammauta (born 1916) Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
(1930–2012), actor, director George Gershwin
George Gershwin
(1898–1937), composer, pianist Vincent Gigante
Vincent Gigante
(1928–2005) Lotti Golden
Lotti Golden
(born 1949) Marcus Goldman
Marcus Goldman
(1821–1904), banker, businessman, financier Ralph Goldstein (1913–1997), Olympic épée fencer[88] Ruby Goldstein
Ruby Goldstein
(1907–1984) Samuel Gompers
Samuel Gompers
(1850-1924), labor union leader Rocky Graziano (1919–1990), professional boxer David Greenglass
David Greenglass
(1922–2014) Sally Gross Maggie Gyllenhaal Jane Katz, Olympic swimmer[89] Jack Kirby Evelyn Kozak[90] Meyer Lansky Emanuel Lehman Henry Lehman Mayer Lehman Lucky Luciano The Marx Brothers Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
(born 1931), comedian and actor Walter Matthau Julia Migenes Zero Mostel Jim Neu Mikhail Odnoralov Genesis P-Orridge Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge Anthony Provenzano Lee Quiñones Lou Reed Edward G. Robinson Sonny Rollins Joseph Seligman Bugsy Siegel Sheldon Silver
Sheldon Silver
(born 1944), former Speaker of the New York State Assembly.[91] Al Singer
Al Singer
(1909-1961), boxer[92] David South, musician and filmmaker John Spacely (died 1993), musician, actor and nightlife personality whose life was chronicled in two Lech Kowalski documentaries, Story of a Junkie and Born To Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie.[93] Ysanne Spevack Johnny Thunders Rachel Trachtenburg
Rachel Trachtenburg
(born 1993), musician, singer, actress, model, former radio host and activist. B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(born 1960), actor Christopher Woodrow
Christopher Woodrow
(born 1977), financier[94]

See also[edit]

Alife Rivington Club Cooperative Village Grand Street Settlement East Side (Manhattan) East Side Hebrew Institute
East Side Hebrew Institute
(ESHI) East Village/ Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Historic District First Houses Henry Street Settlement Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Conservancy Lower East Side
Lower East Side
History Project Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Tenement
Tenement
Museum Moshe Feinstein Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Ray's Candy Store TEATRO SEA Tompkins Square Park University Settlement House

References[edit] Notes

^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ "Threats to history seen in budget cuts, bulldozers – Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2010.  ^ Salkin, Allen (June 3, 2007). " Lower East Side
Lower East Side
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(2nd ed.), New Haven: Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11465-2 , pp.769-770 ^ The Delancey town house later became Fraunces Tavern. ^ "Gilbert Tauber, "Old Streets of New York: Delancey Farm grid"". Oldstreets.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011.  ^ The division between the "West Farm" and the "East farm" ran approximately along today's Clinton Street, according to Eric Homberger, The Historical Atlas of New York City: a visual celebration of nearly 400 years 2005:60–61. ^ Van Winkle, Edward; Vinckeboons, Joan; van Rensselaer, Kiliaen. Manhattan, 1624–1639 1916:13; Jacob, whose name was anglicised as "van Curler", leased it to William Hendriesen and Gysbert Cornelisson in September 1640; date given as "prior to 1640": "Corlears Park". Nycgovparks.org. November 17, 2001. Retrieved March 16, 2010.  ^ Nechtanc, in K. Scott and K. Stryker-Rodda, eds. New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, vol. 1 (Baltimore) 1974 and R.S. Grumet, Native American Place-Names in New York City
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(New York) 1981, both noted in Eric W. Sanderson, Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City 2009:262. ^ Newcomb, Steven (August 24, 2013). "A Dutch Massacre of Our Lenape Ancestors on Manhattan".  ^ Burrows, Edwin G. & Wallace, Mike (1999), Gotham: A History of New York City
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to 1898, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 38–39, ISBN 0-195-11634-8  ^ Edwin Francis Hatfield, Samuel Hanson Cox, Patient Continuance in Well-doing: a memoir of Elihu W. Baldwin, 1843:183. ^ Edwin Francis Hatfield, Samuel Hanson Cox, Patient Continuance in Well-doing: a memoir of Elihu W. Baldwin, 1843:183f. ^ Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms (1859): "hooker": 'A resident of the Hook, i.e. a strumpet, a sailor's trull. So called from the number of houses of ill-fame frequented by sailors at the Hook (i.e. Corlears Hook) in the city of New York" (quoted in the Online Etymology Dictionary); thus the usage precedes the Civil War and any supposed connection to Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker. ^ Samuel Akerley, MD (Dudley Atkins, ed.) Reports of Hospital Physicians: and other documents in relation to the epidemic cholera (New York: Board of Health) 1832:112-49. ^ "Gilbert Tauber, "Old Streets of New York: Corlaers or Corlears Hook"". Oldstreets.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011.  ^ NYC Department of Parks historical sign: Corlear's hook Park. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/2491.pdf ^ Susan Spano. "A Short Walking Tour of New York's Lower East Side". Smithsonian. Retrieved March 29, 2016.  ^ Mele, Christopher; Kurt Reymers; Daniel Webb. "Selling the Lower East Side – Geography Page". Selling the Lower East Side. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2007.  ^ Mele, Christopher; Kurt Reymers; Daniel Webb. "The 1960s Counterculture and the Invention of the "East Village"". Selling the Lower East Side. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2007.  ^ "Best Pancakes – Best of New York 2005". New York Magazine. May 21, 2005. Retrieved May 12, 2011.  ^ Eric Asimov (April 10, 2002). "And to Think that I Ate it on Clinton Street". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2011.  ^ Bagli, Charles V. "City Plans Redevelopment for Vacant Area in Lower Manhattan". New York TImes. Retrieved 20 July 2014.  ^ Table PL-P5 NTA: Total Population and Persons Per Acre - New York City Neighborhood
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Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, February 2012. Accessed June 16, 2016. ^ Table PL-P3A NTA: Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin - New York City
New York City
Neighborhood
Neighborhood
Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City
New York City
Department of City Planning, March 29, 2011. Accessed June 14, 2016. ^ The Corners Project  ^ See also Diner, Hasia; Shandler, Jeffrey; Wenger, Beth, eds. (2000), Remembering the Lower East Side. American Jewish reflections, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-33788-7  or Pohl, Jana (2006), "'Only darkness in the Goldeneh Medina?' Die Lower East Side
Lower East Side
in der US-amerikanischen Kinder- und Jugendliteratur", Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, 58 (3): 227–242, doi:10.1163/157007306777834546  ^ Bialystoker Synagogue  ^ Eldridge Street Synagogue  ^ Kehila Kedosha Janina  ^ Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Jewish Conservancy  ^ Wolfe, Gerald (1975), New York, a Guide to the Metropolis, New York: New York University Press, pp. 89–106, ISBN 0-8147-9160-3  ^ Diner, Hasia (2000), The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Memories: The Jewish Place in America, Princeton: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-00747-0  ^ About, Henry Street Settlement. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement
Henry Street Settlement
delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 60,000 New Yorkers each year." ^ Fabricant, Florence. "Kossar’s Returns With Bagels and Bialys on the Lower East Side", The New York Times, February 2, 2016. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys In the bagel capital of the world, the bialy, the round, flattened roll with onions in the center, also gets its due. Evan Giniger and David Zablocki, who in 2013 bought the 80-year-old Kossar’s Bialys on the Lower East Side, closed it in September for renovations." ^ Berger, Joseph. "No More Babka? There Goes the Neighborhood", The New York Times, July 2, 2007. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Gertel’s, the legendary bakery on Hester Street on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
known for its Jewish treats like rugelach, babka and marble cake, has closed its doors.... Opened in 1914, Gertel’s, at 53 Hester Street near Essex Street, closed on June 22." ^ "A Taste of the Old Lower East Side: Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery in New York", Slate (magazine)
Slate (magazine)
Atlas Obscura. Accessed November 30, 2017. "As much of New York’s old Lower East Side
Lower East Side
disappears with the changing times, there are still traces of the original neighborhood to be explored, and in the case of Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery, eaten and enjoyed." ^ Wells, Pete. "Standing 100 Years? So You Should Sit; Restaurant Review: Russ & Daughters Cafe", The New York Times, July 29, 2014. Accessed November 30, 2017. ^ Carlo McCormick, "The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984" ^ Salkin, Allen (June 3, 2007). " Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Is Under a Groove". The New York Times.  ^ Lueck, Thomas J. (July 2, 2007). "As Noise Rules Take Effect, the City's Beat Mostly Goes On". The New York Times.  ^ Ameen, Taji. "Clayton Patterson's Music Week".  ^ "StarLiner Events NYNY".  ^ " La Plaza Cultural
La Plaza Cultural
is renamed for Armando Perez". Retrieved March 29, 2016.  ^ "History". Seward Park High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 2011-04-16.  ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.  ^ " Manhattan
Manhattan
Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.  ^ Google
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(November 22, 2014). "Lower East Side, New York, NY" (Map). Google
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Maps. Google. Retrieved November 22, 2014.  ^ "NYC DOT - Bicycle Maps". Retrieved March 29, 2016.  ^ DNAinfoNewYork. "Proposed Routes for NYC's Expanded Ferry Service". Scribd. Retrieved September 22, 2016.  ^ " Citywide Ferry Service
Citywide Ferry Service
to Launch in June 2017, Official Says". DNAinfo New York. March 3, 2016. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.  ^ "New York City's Ferry Service Set to Launch in 2017". NBC New York. Retrieved 9 May 2016.  ^ Steinetz, Rebecca. "Reviving the All-of-a-Kind Family books", The Boston Globe, December 13, 2014. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie may not have the name recognition of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, or Laura and Mary, but that could change, now that Lizzie Skurnick Books has reprinted four of the five All-of-a-Kind Family books, originally published between 1951 and 1978. For publisher Skurnick, whose imprint is devoted to reissuing out-of-print classic young-adult literature, reviving Sydney Taylor’s saga of five Jewish immigrant sisters growing up on New York’s Lower East Side
Lower East Side
at the beginning of the 20th century was a no-brainer." ^ Fishkoff, Sue (22 May 2009). "The new American Girl
American Girl
doll: She's Jewish, she's poor and her name is Rebecca". Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014.  ^ Schoemer, Karen. "Lowlife: It's a Life", The New York Times, February 21, 1993. Accessed November 30, 2017. " Luc Sante reveals the Lower East Side. As he roams the area, one of New York's oldest neighborhoods, buildings, doorways and details that would usually go unnoticed suddenly come into clear focus; a strange and vibrant life shows itself beneath the grime and residue of time.Mr. Sante's two books, Low Life and Evidence, bring this world to the page." ^ Dreifus, Erika. "Immigrant Story: The Value of Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers; At New York’s Tenement
Tenement
Museum, panelists discussed the still-relevant meaning of Yezierska’s novel about an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side", Tablet (magazine), December 10, 2015. Accessed November 30, 2017. "'"There wasn’t anybody who didn’t know Anzia Yezierska," commented a woman recently of the 1920s. Today, there is hardly anyone who does.' So wrote historian Alice Kessler-Harris in her 1975 introduction to Yezierska’s Bread Givers, a novel about Jewish immigrant life on the Lower East Side, first published in 1925." ^ Kirn, Walter. " Neighborhood
Neighborhood
Watch", The New York Times, March 16, 2008. Accessed November 30, 2017. "In Lush Life, Richard Price’s eighth novel, the resurfacing project that caps the same old potholes (and threatens to collapse in certain areas, potentially creating immense new craters capable of swallowing small crowds) targets the tangled, once tenement-lined streets of New York City’s Lower East Side. In Realtor-speak, the district is 'in transition,' which means in Police Department terms that its college-educated young renting class and bonus-gorged co-op-owning elite can still score narcotics from the old-guard locals, whose complexions are generally darker than the new folks’, making them easy to spot on party nights but tricky to ID in photo lineups come the red-eyed mornings after." ^ Gates, Anita. "THEATER REVIEW; On a Roof, Vignettes That Get Around", The New York Times, September 21, 1998. Accessed November 30, 2017. "The three vignettes -- showing a Yiddish-Sicilian theater, a dangerous turn-of-the-century tavern and a contemporary Lower East Side scene -- were nicely done, with lovely period costumes by Mary Myers." ^ Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz, Samuel French, Inc.
Samuel French, Inc.
Accessed November 30, 2017. "A sweet, loose-limbed shout out to Manhattan's Lower East Side…With a Greek chorus of DJs who 'mix' the play right in front of us, WELCOME shows that hip-hop can still goose mainstream theater instead of merely filling the diversity slot." ^ Hinson, Hal. "'‘Crossing Delancey’'", Washington Post, September 16, 1988. Accessed November 30, 2017. ^ Cutler, Aaron. "The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
Is a Foreign Country: Joan Micklin Silver on Hester Street", Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Magazine, September 28, 2016. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Hester Street, Joan Micklin Silver’s independently financed 1975 debut feature, will screen at Film Forum Tuesday, October 4th on an archival 35mm print, with Silver in person alongside star Carol Kane. The film is set in 1896 within a Jewish community on New York’s Lower East Side." ^ Elie (July 29, 2014). "Abe's Antiques on Stanton Street
Stanton Street
is a Set for ABC's 'Forever'". Bowery
Bowery
Boogie. New York City: Bowery
Bowery
Boogie. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2017.  ^ "The Man in the Killer Suit". Forever. Season 1. Episode 10. December 2, 2014. Event occurs at 41:05-41:11.  ^ "Skinny Dipper". Forever. Season 1. Episode 11. December 9, 2014. Event occurs at 1:02-1:06.  ^ Staff. "Adrienne Bailon: "I'm Not Where I Thought I Would Be at 30'", BET, July 12, 2013. Accessed September 29, 2016. "I achieved so much more than I ever could have expected being a Latina from the projects of the Lower East Side." ^ Gates, Anita. "George Barris, Photographer Who Captured the Last Images of Marilyn Monroe, Dies at 94", The New York Times, October 4, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016. "George Barris was born on June 14, 1922, on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of Manhattan. He was the youngest of nine children of Joseph and Eva Barris, immigrants from Romania, who lived on Delancey Street
Delancey Street
but soon moved to the Bronx." ^ Goldstein, Richard. "Sy Berger, Who Turned Baseball Heroes Into Brilliant Rectangles, Dies at 91", The New York Times, December 14, 2014. Accessed September 29, 2016. "Seymour Perry Berger was born on July 12, 1923, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, one of three children." ^ Our History, Bloomingdale's. Accessed September 29, 2016. "A Store Is Born: To think it all started with a 19th century fad - the hoop skirt. That was the first item that Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale carried in their Ladies' Notions Shop in New York's Lower East Side." ^ Rozen, Leah. "Accessory During the Fact : MOB GIRL: A Woman's Life in the Underworld, By Teresa Carpenter (Simon & Schuster: $21; 274 pp.)", Los Angeles Times, March 15, 1992. Accessed September 29, 2016. "Brickman was born on New York's Lower East Side
Lower East Side
in 1933." ^ Krebs, Albin. "George Burns, Straight Man And Ageless Wit, Dies at 100", The New York Times, March 10, 1996. Accessed September 29, 2016. "Mr. Burns, whose original name was Nathan Birnbaum, was born on Jan. 20, 1896, on Pitt Street on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of Manhattan, the ninth of twelve children." ^ Flint, Peter B. " James Cagney
James Cagney
is Dead at 86; Master of Pugnacious Grace", The New York Times, March 31, 1986. Accessed September 29, 2016. "James Francis Cagney Jr. was born July 17, 1899, on Manhattan's Lower East Side
Lower East Side
and grew up there and in the Yorkville section." ^ Busis, Hillary. "Michael Che: 5 things to know", Entertainment Weekly, April 28, 2014. Accessed September 29, 2016. "He grew up in the projects of New York City’s Lower East Side" ^ Bryk, William. "There'd Be No Toy Trains Under Your Tree If It Weren't for Joshua Lionel Cowen", New York Press, December 25, 2001. Accessed July 9, 2017. " Joshua Lionel Cowen was born on Henry St. in Manhattan's Lower East Side
Lower East Side
on Aug. 25, 1877." ^ Bakish, David. Jimmy Durante: His Show Business Career, with an Annotated Filmography and Discography, p. 77. McFarland & Company, 1995. ISBN 9780899509686. Accessed September 29, 2016. "(Mulberry Street is on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of New York, where Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
grew up with a barber father.)" ^ Groom, Winston. "A Gangster Goes to War", The Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2010. Accessed September 29, 2016. "In New York right after the turn of the 20th century, the baddest man in the whole downtown was a thug named Monk Eastman, who controlled a gang of 2,000 Jewish hoodlums on Manhattan's Lower East Side." ^ Associated Press. "Ralph Goldstein, 83, Olympian With Lasting Passion for Fencing", The New York Times, July 28, 1997. Accessed February 7, 2018. "Mr. Goldstein, who was born Oct. 6, 1913, in Malden, Mass., and grew up on the Lower East Side, attended Brooklyn College and had lived in Yonkers since 1948." ^ Brady, Lois Smith. "WEDDING: VOWS; Jane Katz and Herbert L. Erlanger", The New York Times
The New York Times
May 5, 1996. Accessed July 13, 2017. "DR. JANE KATZ, a competitive long-distance and synchronized swimmer, grew up on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
in the 1940's and 50's." ^ "World's Oldest Living Jew Dies at 113". June 19, 2013.  ^ Weiser, Benjamin. "Sheldon Silver’s 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned", The New York Times, July 13, 2017. Accessed July 13, 2017. "Mr. Silver, a 73-year-old Democrat from the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of Manhattan, served for more than two decades as Assembly speaker." ^ Acevedo, Carlos. "LIGHTNING EXPRESS: The Quick Rise & Even Quicker Fall of Al Singer", The Cruelest Sport, December 11, 2012. Accessed July 13, 2017. "Born in New York City
New York City
on September 6, 1909, Al Singer
Al Singer
spent his early years on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
before his father, a successful businessman, moved the family to Pelham Parkway in the Bronx." ^ Gringo, American Film Institute. Accessed November 4, 2017. "In the early 1980s, John Spacely is an unemployed heroin addict living on the streets of New York City’s Lower East Side, where he is known by the nickname, 'Gringo.'" ^ Marsh, Julia. "Ousted Birdman producer counter-sues over dismissal", New York Post, October 15, 2014. Accessed July 9, 2017. "'It’s a shame that Worldview’s most successful film to date, Birdman, a legitimate Oscar contender, is being released the same week that we find ourselves engaged in a lawsuit,' said Christopher Woodrow, former CEO of Worldview Entertainment. The Lower East Side
Lower East Side
resident slapped his ex-business partner, Maria Cestone, and one of the firm’s major investors, Sarah Johnson, daughter of SF Giants owner Charles B. Johnson, with the Manhattan
Manhattan
Supreme Court suit on Wednesday."

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