Neighborhood

East Village

Canal Street North to Houston Street. FDR to the Bowery.
Nearby Subways 4, 5, 6, J, M, Z, F

The Lower East Side of Manhattan is bounded by Houston Street, the Bowery, Canal Street, and the FDR Drive, with the neighborhood's center being Orchard Street

Once the world's largest Jewish community, the Lower East Side is now best known for great shopping bargains and delicious food. Bargain hunters will enjoy the many shops along Orchard Street, which are well known for offering clothing and shoes at great prices. Along other neighborhood streets you can find great deals on housewares, lighting and linens. Sundays are the best weekend days for visiting the Lower East Side, as many shop owners close on Saturdays to observe the Sabbath. From pickles and knishes to bialys and corned beef sandwiches, many stores and restaurants feature delicious foods reflecting the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side.