New York Magazine Names Lower East Side “Most Livable Neighborhood” in Manhattan
New York, NY (August, 2010)…New York Magazine, known as the smart, critical guide to life in the city for New Yorkers who want to stay on top of the players, trends, culture and politics of city life, has named The Lower East Side the “most livable neighborhood” in Manhattan. In all of New York City, the magazine rates the Lower East Side second only to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.
The magazine comes to the conclusion by rating housing costs, transit, shopping and services, safety, restaurants, schools, diversity, creative capital, housing quality, green space, health & environment, and nightlife. In the article, New York Magazine says this of the Lower East Side:
“Suppose we told you about a neighborhood with some of the city’s best nightlife, along with outstanding restaurants and shops. It’s conveniently located in Lower Manhattan. It’s vital and energetic, gentrifying but reasonably diverse. And a two-bedroom apartment costs around $2,300 a month. Sounds too good to be true, but the numbers tell the story. Yes, the Lower East Side has some prominent warts: Its housing stock is fairly run-down. It’s noisy. And not everyone wants to live where they go out. But few other neighborhoods offer such a complete New York City experience at this price point.”
“Now all New Yorkers are in on the secret that those of us who live or work in the Lower East Side have known for a long time,” said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. “The Lower East Side has a great mix of shopping and services, restaurants, and nightlife, along with some of the most affordable housing in Manhattan. It’s a vibrant and exciting area to live in.”
ABOUT THE LOWER EAST SIDE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (LES BID)
Established in 1992, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID, www.LowerEastSideNY.com) is a non-profit economic development organization created to revitalize the Orchard Street Shopping District while preserving its unique and diverse character. Today, the LES BID is a community of over 500 merchants and property owners managed by a Board of Directors and consisting of local merchants, property owners, residents and elected officials. The LES BID promotes the local businesses, develops events, and provides community beautification services. LES is More. Explore.