Photo: Elizabeth Bick
Lower East Side
This vibrant downtown neighborhood is a popular nightlife destination—its streets are lined with trendy places to drink, dance and hear live music. Many of the area’s synagogues, museums and restaurants serve as reminders of its immigrant history.
Take the F, J, M or Z train to Delancey Street/Essex Street to get to the heart of the neighborhood.
The Tenement Museum, Yonah Schimmel knishes and vestiges of rock ’n’ roll’s past.
Rooftop bars with views of Lower Manhattan.
A late-night rock show is best followed with a pastrami sandwich from Katz’s.