Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, and what to see there
What’s The History Of Lower East Side?
This area was first inhabited by indigenous people in the early 1640s. There was constant feuding until immigrants came to the area in the late 19th century. The “slums” in this area was far from enjoyable to live in. With racism and conflict, many residents left the area in the 20th century. By the 1960s, Jews and European groups had left the area. During this same time, hipsters, musicians, and artists moved into East Village next door — making this area more stable. Since 2000, new buildings have been constructed to handle the inflow of new residents.
What are the demographics?
Over 72,000 call this area home. Twenty-two percent are white, 25 percent are Asian, and 10 percent are African-American. The household median income of this area is just shy of $40,000 a year. Thirty-five percent are between the ages of 25-44.
The New Museum
Founded in 1977, The New Museum is a space for art and new ideas. It’s Manhattan’s only space dedicated to contemporary. Its architecture is a contribution to New York’s urban landscape.
Visit John V. Lindsay East River Park by the Williamsburg Bridge
A park consisting of 57 acres with bike paths, sports fields, playgrounds, and an amphitheater with views of the East River. The park runs across the shoreline of East Village and the Lower East Side. This park also has views of the Williamsburg Bridge.
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