About Lower East Side Neighborhood

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Spanning the area below Houston St, east of Bowery and above the East River, the Lower East Side has presided as the epicenter of trend-setting since swanky bars and lounges began popping up in the area in the 2000s. It is now best known for a notably eclectic mix of coffee shops, hip galleries, fashionable boutiques and chic restaurants. New high rise developments and condos have begun to appear beside pre-war walk-ups, but the neighborhood retains its energy and complex flavor. Remnants of its anarchist history remain in the famous leftist bookshop Bluestockings, as well as iconic NY staples like Katz’s Deli and the tenement museum—both holdovers from the neighborhood’s Jewish beginnings. Despite its polished progression, the neighborhood is still one of the most interesting and surprising parts of NYC for weekend wandering.

Average Rental Prices in Lower East Side

These are the average rental prices in Lower East Side by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Lower East Side

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Lower East Side. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • B
  • D
  • F
  • M
  • J
  • Z

Crime Rate in Lower East Side

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 19.0007 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto

P.S. 002 Meyer London

P.S. 042 Benjamin Altman

P.S. 124 Yung Wing

M.S. 131