Once upon a time the Lower East Side was known as the "Gateway to America" because of the large number of Jewish immigrants who settled there.
Today the Lower East Side is now best known for great shopping bargains, delicious food and fun night life. The area has a variety of apartments ranging from pre-war walk-ups to contemporary luxury doorman buildings.
Stanton Street boasts one of the oldest Synagogue in the area dating back to 1913 and being run by the young and active Rabbi Aviad Bodner. Make sure to stop by and admire the magnificent original wall paintings.
Most of the real estate consists of walk-up buildings with charming backyards, well laid out 1 and 2 bedrooms units that can be easily converted in larger apartment.