The Lower East Side: Home of Jewish Immigrants
From tenements and pushcarts, to condominiums and stockbrokers: the Lower East Side spans over a century of Jewish life in New York City. With an expert guide and a few hours, you can travel back in time to the streets your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents walked as immigrants at the turn of the century.
- B'nai B'rith site - where the organization began.
- Chatham Square - the first U.S. Jewish cemetery.
- Forward Building - built for The Jewish Daily Forward (Forverts).
- Jarmulowsky Bank - on Orchard Street.
- Kletzker Brotherly Aid Association - a fraternal aid society for new immigrants.
- "Shteebel Row" - a street full of synagogues.
- Sixty Hester Street - an award-winning tenement design.
- Strauss Square
- Educational Alliance - where generations of immigrants have learned.
- Eldridge Street Synagogue - recently restored.
- Henry Street Settlement
- Kehila Kedosha Janina (Greek) Synagogue - a Romaniote synagogue.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum - see how immigrants lived.
- Seward Park Library
- University Settlement
- Guss' Pickles - pickles from the barrel.
- Kossar's Bialys - fresh hot bialys, pletzels, and bagels.
- Moishe's Bakery - a neighborhood bakery.
- Noah's Ark - the only kosher deli on the LES.
- Streit's Matzo Bakery - family-owned machine matzo bakery.
- The Blue Moon Hotel - a boutique hotel in a historic tenement building.
- Lower East Side Business Improvement District
For information on our weekly public tour of the Lower East Side, click here.