Attractions

Top Choice Museum in East Village & Lower East Side

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

This museum puts the neighborhood’s heartbreaking but inspiring heritage on full display in three re-created turn-of-the-20th-century tenement apartments, including the late-19th-century home and garment shop of the…
Top Choice Museum in East Village & Lower East Side

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Rising above the neighborhood, the New Museum of Contemporary Art is a sight to behold: a seven-story stack of off-kilter, white, ethereal boxes designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of…
Top Choice Street in East Village & Lower East Side

St Marks Place

One of the most magical things about New York is that every street tells a story, from the action unfurling before your eyes to the dense history hidden behind colorful facades. St Marks Place is one of the best str…
Gallery in East Village & Lower East Side

Anastasia Photo

This small gallery specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism. Expect evocative, thought-provoking works covering subjects such as poverty in rural America, the ravages of war and disappearing cultur…
Park in East Village & Lower East Side

Tompkins Square Park

This 10.5-acre park is like a friendly town square for locals, who gather for chess at concrete tables, for picnics on the lawn on warm days, and for spontaneous guitar or drum jams on various grassy knolls. It’s al…
Park in East Village & Lower East Side

East River Park

In addition to the great ballparks, running and biking paths, 5000-seat amphitheater that hosts concerts and expansive patches of green, this park has cool, natural breezes and fine views of the Williamsburg, Manhat…
Square in East Village & Lower East Side

Astor Place

Even with the Alamo, an iconic piece of public art more often referred to as 'the cube', restored after several years absence, this is not the Astor Place of old. No longer grungy, filled with gutter punks and squat…
Museum in East Village & Lower East Side

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

This landmark house of worship, built in 1887, was once a center of Jewish life before falling into squalor in the 1920s. Left to rot, the synagogue was restored following a 20-year-long, $20-million restoration tha…
Church in East Village & Lower East Side

St Mark's in the Bowery

Though it’s most popular with East Village locals for its cultural offerings – such as poetry readings hosted by the Poetry Project or cutting-edge dance performances from Danspace and the Ontological Hysteric Theat…
Synagogue in East Village & Lower East Side

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum

This small synagogue is home to an obscure branch of Judaism, the Romaniotes, whose ancestors were slaves sent to Rome by ship but rerouted to Greece by a storm. This is their only synagogue in the Western Hemispher…