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Explore the Lower East Side
You can easily spend a morning, afternoon or evening on The Lower East Side. It's a thriving neighborhood, full of shops, restuarants and sites.

The Museum is near other great neighborhoods. By foot, it's 5 minutes to Chinatown, 10 minutes to Little Italy, 20 minutes to SoHo, and 45 minutes to the South Street Seaport/Brooklyn Bridge.

Pickles, Pastrami and More
Katz's Deli
Serving famous pastrami sandwiches since 1898. Room for large groups.
205 East Houston at Ludlow
5 blocks from Museum
www.katzdeli.com
Smoked fish, caviar, bagels and more. A family-owned, neighborhood fixture since 1914.
179 E. Houston Street
4 blocks from the Museum
www.russanddaughters.com
Essex Street Market
The Essex Street Market
Produce, chocolates, sandwiches, cheese & more
Essex between Delancey & Rivington
2 blocks from Museum
www.essexstreetmarket.com
Old-fashioned sweet treats, packed floor to ceiling
108 Rivington at Essex
2 blocks from Museum
www.economycandy.com
STREIT'S
Economy Candy
Manufacturer of Streit's Matzo and other fine kosher food since 1925 from this Lower East Side location.
148-154 Rivington Street
5 blocks from the museum
www.streitsmatzos.com

88 Orchard
Sandwiches, pastries, tea & coffee
88 Orchard Street at Broome
1 block from the Museum
Roasting Plant
Freshly roasted and ground coffee
81 Orchard Street
1 block from the Museum

Want more eating options? Visit the Lower East Side B.I.D. or ask at the Museum Shop.

The Lower East Side in the 1970s
ZoomSee more historic photos of the Lower East Side.
Museums, Synagogues and More History

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum
Greek (Romaniote) synagogue built in 1927.
280 Broome Street between Allan & Eldridge
1 block from the Museum
Tours offered Sunday afternoons only
www.kkjsm.org

Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
An educational and cultural organization representing many LES synagogues, schools and cultural institutions. 235 East Broadway www.nycjewishtours.org

Museum of Chinese In America
Exhibits about the history and culture of Chinese people in the U.S.
MOCA's galleries are temporarily closed to the public.
The Museum will be open at 211-215 Centre Street.
www.mocanyc.org

Museum at Eldridge Street
Carefully restored, grand synagogue from the late 19th Century.
12 Eldridge Street (between East Broadway & Canal)
Approx. 10 minute walk from the Museum
www.eldridgestreet.org

The New Museum of Art
Contemporary art exhibits.
235 Bowery at Prince
Approx. 15 minute walk from the Museum
www.newmuseum.org

Seward Park
Large & shady park with playground & benches.
Essex Street at East Broadway
Approx. 5 minute walk from the Museum

Sts Augustine's Episcopal Church
1828 Church that was once home to 2 "slave galleries". Now serves the largest African American congregation of any denomination on the Lower East Side.
290 Henry Street
Approx. 15 minute walk from Museum
www.mocanyc.org

St. Mary's Church
The 3rd Catholic Church in New York City (after St. Peter's and the old St. Patrick's). Open for daily mass and prayer between 9am and 5pm.
440 Grand Street
Approx. 10 minute walk from Museum
www.saintmarysles.org

Want to see more of the Lower East Side? Visit the Lower East Side B.I.D. or ask at the Museum Shop.



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231 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
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Blue Moon
100 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-9080
http://www.bluemoon-nyc.com/

The Gem
135 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 358-8844
http://www.ascendcollection.com/...

East Houston
151 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-0012
http://www.hoteleasthouston.com/

Rivington
107 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-2600
http://www.hotelonrivington.com/

New World Hotel
101 Bowery
108 Forsyth Street
(212) 226-5522
http://www.worldhotelinc.com/

Off soho
11 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
(800) 633-7646 (in the U.S.)
(212) 979-9815 (international)
http://www.offsoho.com/

Hotel Windsor
108 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 226-3009
http://www.windsorhotelinc.com/