Made In The Lower East Side

A Lower East Side Guide to Streets, Eats, and the Buildings in Between

The Big Apple’s Best Borough

The Lower East Side (or LES) is my home. It’s where culture meets innovation and where Manhattan finds its roots.  Click below and read why I love LES.

WHY I LOVE LES

The Buildings of LES

What is a neighborhood without it’s iconic buildings? Here’s our guide to the architectural structures that make the Lower East Side a prized crown jewel of New York City.

BUILDINGS OF LES

Our Interactive LES Map

Discover all that the Lower East Side has to offer with our interactive city map. It’s updated monthly with new restaurants and developments for the freshest view on the LES.

INTERACTIVE MANHATTAN MAP

“I was MADE IN THE LOWER EASTSIDE and Here Will I Die”

My dad was born in the lower east side. My dad’s dad was born in the lower east side. I was born in the lower east side. I know it’s where I’ll die. My name is Miles and I was made in the lower east side.

MY LES STORY

The LES in Your Pocket. Check our Interactive Map

The LES Blog

This is my weekly blog regarding all things Lower East Side. Stay in the loop on all the new developments and happenings!

LES Dive Bar Patron

Best Dive Bars in Lower East Side NYC

The Hidden Treasure Dive Bars of the Lower East Side Bars in the Lower East Side can still be affordable. Even though gentrification is sweeping the Lower East Side it[…]

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Lower East Side Gentrification – The Troubling Trend

  Lower East Side Gentrification – A Background I briefly touched on it in my site bio, but gentrification is a plague which is currently sweeping the Lower East Side and[…]

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People of LES

As a part of this website I want to interview people who live in the Lower East Side. From new tenants to the lifers, you’ll learn about the city through the most intimate channel: its people!

“Even though I’m a recent transplant, I can feel the nostalgia as I walk down the streets. Something about that really resonates with me.”

Savannah T.
Fashion Designer

“I grew up in the LES as a young boy and have seen the changes over the years. I’m not going to lie; it’s hard to see gentrification pull apart the fabric of this borough. But hey, at least we have a Starbucks on every corner.”

Lance Flammenwerfer
Web Developer

“Coming from New Orleans to LES was a big transition for me. I’m beginning to warm up to the people, but the prices are still a little bit overwhelming for this southern boy”

Blingo F.
Instagram Influencer

Give a New York Knock

There’s always the stereotype that New Yorkers are too busy to give others the light of day. I’m here to say that isn’t true. Drop me an e-mail and I’ll be sure to respond to any questions or concerns you may have!