Neigborhoods

Lower East Side

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Originally, "Lower East Side" referred to the area alongside the East River from about the 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.

Although the term today refers to the area bounded to the north by East Houston Street, parts of the East Village are still known as Loisaida, a Latino pronunciation of "Lower East Sider."

This point of land on the East River was also called Corlears Hook under British rule. It 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. It was named after Jacobus van Corlaer, who settled there prior to 1640. In the 19th century, Corlaer's Hook was notorious for streetwalkers, who were called hookers. The original location of Corlaers Hook is now obscured by shoreline landfill. It was near the east end of the present pedestrian bridge over the FDR Drive near Cherry Street.

Local Parks and Entertainment

 

East River Park Montgomery Street to 12th Street {along the East River}

 

Sarah D. Roosevelt Park between Chrystie & Forsynth Street, from Canal to Houston Street

 

Hamilton Fish Park East Houston between Pitt and Sheriff Streets

 

Corlears Hook Park between Jackson and Cherry Street on FDR Drive

 

Seward Park between Jefferson and Canal Streets

 

Rutgers Park between Rutgers Street and Pike Slip, from Cherry Street

 

Lower East Side Tenement Museum 97 Orchard Street

 

Restaurants

 

Alias 76 Clinton Street and Rivington Street

 

Azul Bistro 152 Stanton Street and Suffolk Street

 

Bereket 187 East Houston Street and Orchard Street

 

Essex 120 Essex Street and Rivington Street

 

Falal 68 Clinton Street btw Rivington and Stanton Street

 

Katz’s Delicatassen 205 East Houston Streets and Ludlow Streets

 

Regate 108 Orchard Street btw Houston and Stanton Streets

 

Schiller’s 131 Rivington Street and Norfolk Street

 

Shopping

 

Doyle & Doyle 189 Orchard Street

 

Foley & Corinna 108 Stanton Street

 

David Owen’s Vintage Clothing 154 Orchard Street

 

Freeman’s Sporting Club 8 Rivington

 

Satellite Records 259 Bowery

 

DDC LAB 180 Orchard Street

 

Jueta Nuemann 158 Allen Street

 

Seven 180 Orchard Street

 

Schools

Elementary Schools

 

East Side Torah Center 313 Henry Street

 

IS 131 100 Hester Street

 

Harvey Milk School 210 Astor Place

 

JHS 056 Corlears School 220 Henry Street

 

Henry Street School – International Studies 220 Henry Street

 

PS 002 Meyer London School 122 Henry Street

 

PS 020 Anna Silver School 166 Essex Street

 

PS 110 Florence Nightingale 285 Delancey Street

 

PS 134 Henrietta Szold School 293 East Broadway

 

PS 140 Nathan Straus School 123 Ridge Street

 

PS 184M Shaung Wen School 293 East Broadway

 

PS 188 Island School 442 East Houston Street

 

High Schools

 

Bard High School 525 East Houston Street

 

Beth Jacob High School 142 Broome Street

 

Cascades High School 108 Forsyth Street 3rd Floor

 

CMSP Marte Valley Secondary School 145 Stanton Street

 

Dual Language –Asian Studies High School 350 Grand Street

 

East Side Torah Center 312 Henry Street

 

Henry St.- International Studies 220 Henry Street

 

High School for History – Communication 350 Grand Street

 

Lower East Side Preparatory High School 145 Stanton Street

 

Mesivita Tifereth Jerusalem 145 East Broadway

 

New Design High School 350 Grand Street

 

New Explorations Science Tech Math 111 Columbia Street

 

Seward Park High School 350 Grand Street

 

St. Joseph School 1 Monroe Street

 

Transportation

 

Subway: B,F,D,V,J,M, or 6

 

Bus M9. M15, M103, M21

 

Police

 

7th Precinct  19th Pitt Street at Delancey Street (212.477.7311)

 

Local Post Offices

 

U.S.Post Office: 185 Clinton Street

                            128 East Broadway

                          244 east 3rd street

Chinatown Post Office 6 Doyers Street

 

Prince Street Post Office 103 Prince Street

 

Canal Street Post Office 350 Canal Street

 

Peck Slip Post Office 1 Peck Slip

 

Local Hospitals

 

Beth Abraham Hospital 337 Broome street

 

Beth Israel Hospital 1st avenue &16th street

 

Cabrini Haven Plaza 1 Haven Plaza

 

Hospital for Joint Diseases 301 east 17th Street

 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering 55 5th avenue #12

 

Local Heath Clubs

 

New York Sports Club 503-511 Broadway and Spring Street 232 Mercer Street

 

 

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