New York City's Lower East Side (panoramio)

  • Useful Tourist Tips
  • How Manhattan is divided:
    Downtwon: south of 34th street
    Midtown: 34th street to 59th street
    Uptown: north of 59th Street
    East Side & West Side: Fifth Avenue is the dividing line

The Lower East Side features a very vibrant Jewish community. Because of the large Jewish population, many stores close early on Friday afternoon and on Saturday to observe the Jewish Sabbath.