Museums

The Lower East Side is brimming with a number of neighborhood museums and institutions. Destinations such as the Tenement Museum bring nearly 1 million eager visitors per year; people interested in experiencing the storied history that the Lower East Side is chock full of.

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New Museum

235 Bowery at Prince Street

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

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Castor Gallery

254 Broome Street

Located in New York City’s Lower East Side, Castor Gallery features solo and group shows by young contemporary artists.

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Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum

280 Broome Street

Opened in 1927 to serve individuals of Greek-Romaniote descent. The Landmark synagogue is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Open to the Public on Sundays 11am-4pm or call for appointment.

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L&L Arts

317 Grand Street

Laetitia Lina, Art Advisor and Art Curator Laetitia Lina is an experienced Art Advisor, Art Curator and Consultant in post-war and contemporary European, Asian and American art, based in London and NYC. Laetitia established L&L ARTS after her many years … Continued

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

103 Orchard Street

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the story of immigrant families. Visitors view restored apartments of past residents from different time periods of 97 Orchard Street, which was home to 7,000 people from 1863-1935. Shop Life, our first new … Continued

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Stanton Street Shul

180 Stanton Street

To see the Shul at 180 Stanton Street, contact the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy for a scheduled tour, or send an email to rabbi@stantonstshul.comĀ or info@stantonstshul.com. Or, even better, join us from 9:30-12:30 on a Saturday (Shabbat) morning for our … Continued

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The Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

Completed in 1887, this synagogue built by East European immigrants boasts one of the finest facades on the Lower East Side, an exuberant neo-Moorish interior, and a monumental new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans.