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




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




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



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




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


Bus M9. M15, M103, M21




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