Hotels in East Side
East Side Hotels
East Side Details
Most people refer to the east side of New York as either the Upper East Side or the Lower East Side. The two segments of the east side of New York are quite different, too. The Upper East Side is located in Manhattan borough and contains addresses recognized around the world including 5th Avenue and Central Park. The Lower East Side is also in Manhattan but is recognized for its multicultural working class immigrant roots leading to the development of Chinatown, the Bowery and Little Italy.
There are many different attractions in both areas. The Upper East Side of New York is a high rent district with a number of museums located along 5th Avenue. You can visit the well known Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for example.These opportunities exist because of the immigrant communities that were established beginning in the mid-1800's. The food alone draws visitors to this neighborhood. You can eat Jewish kosher foods or specialty Japanese cuisine, drink beer in an Irish pub, or dine in a Polish restaurant. The Lower East Side also contains a large section of the East Village. The East Village has its own culture that grew out of the 1960's art and music scene.