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Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is a neighborhood located in the southeastern part of New York City's borough of Manhattan. It is approximately bounded by Allen Street, East Houston Street, Essex Street, Canal Street, Eldridge Street, East Broadway, and Grand Street. It has historically been an immigrant, working class neighborhood, but has gone through high-speed gentrification in recent times, compelling The National Trust for Historic Preservation to place the neighborhood on their list of America's Most Endangered Places.

The Lower East side is bordered in the south and west by Chinatown (which extends north to roughly Grand Street), in the west by NoLIta, and in the north by the East Village. Politically, it is located in New York's 8th, 12th and 14th congressional districts, the New York State Assembly's 64th district, the New York State Senate's 25th district, and New York City Council's 1st and 2nd district.

In the early 2000s, the gentrification of the East Village spread to the Lower East Side, rendering it one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Orchard Street, in spite of its "Bargain District" moniker, is now layered with upscale boutique stores. Likewise, trendy restaurants, including Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, wd~50, Cube 63, and Falai can all be found on a stretch of tree-lined Clinton Street that New York Magazine called the "hippest restaurant row" found on the Lower East Side.

The area is a great place to reside in for anybody wanting to be "near the action" that lower Manhattan offers to its residents on an everyday basis. Many of its residents are individuals that work nearby in the Financial District as well as other neighborhoods located on the Lower East Side.