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Empire State of Mind: Lower East Side Hotspots

The Lower East Side is one of New York City's most iconic neighborhoods. Here are some photos I took while walking through this area to show you some of the must-see spots for your next trip to New York!

Whether you’re visiting New York for a short time or have lived here your entire life: If you haven’t taken a day to walk the Lower East Side, you’re missing out!

Located in East New York, between Houston Street to the North and Canal Street to the South, the area is packed with great sites, eats, and activities.

Grab a sandwich at the famous “When Harry met Sally” kosher Katz Deli, which, according to their website, serves 10,000 pounds of pastrami a week! Located at 205 E. Houston Street, the place is usually packed and more pricey than you may expect, but worth the visit so you can check it off the bucket list. The corned beef sandwich is delicious.

Stop at the historic Tenement Museum and take one of their many offered tours that follow the footsteps of real New York City immigrants. Tours begin at 103 Orchard Street at the bookstore, which is one of the greatest NYC shops to find detailed and unique histories of New York.

You may also want to simply explore like I did. Who knows, you might just find some great building art, like the hilarious “Stark and Rec” painting I stumbled upon.

If you have some extra time (and extra energy) after walking the Lower East Side, the tour doesn’t have to end there! The Lower East Side borders some of New York’s most iconic neighborhoods, like Little Italy, the East Village, and Chinatown.

Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your favorite camera for some wonderful lomo-ing. And bring sunscreen if your taking this walk in the summer. New York City gets really hot!

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