Visit the Lower East Side of Manhattan

New York is one of those cities that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. A city with so many attractions and so many places to visit that not even those who live there can say that they know and have been to each of its corners. One of its most interesting areas is the Lower East Side , which years ago was the largest Jewish community in the world and today is known for being a place that houses large and varied shops and delicious food.

It is one of the best shopping areas in the city, especially if you are looking for bargains. Along Orchard Street you will find numerous shops, especially clothing and footwear, and all of them with very good prices. In the adjacent streets there are also many stores with things for the home such as decorative elements, lighting or bedding. It is as if it were a flea market but in stores instead of street stalls.

I do not recommend that you go on a Saturday since almost all the stores close that day because they are Jewish owners and thus comply with the tradition of the Sabbath . The best day to go is Sunday since everyone returns with energy after a day of rest and you can also find the freshest products in any restaurant, shop or street stall. The Lower East Side is a neighborhood in which there is a spectacular mix of environments thanks to all the ethnic groups and cultures that have inhabited it throughout its history.

But in this neighborhood not everything is shopping and food, there are many more things you can do and other types of places to visit. Very interesting is the Tenement Museum , which is in a typical old building and which tells the story of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Formerly it housed immigrants who lived in it, and now you can take a tour of several of the apartments, which are still preserved as they were at that time.

There is also the New Museum , located on Bowery Street and which has a room dedicated to lesser-known contemporary art in the city. This place was the first building in downtown Manhattan to be built for the purpose of being a museum and there are also free tours to discover all the details of it.