Take a trip down to the Lower East Side!
The Lower East Side is on the southeastern side of Manhattan. It’s rich in food, culture, history, awesome graffiti art, and tons of fun stuff for you to do!
Check out the Tenement Museum (97 Orchard St.). Take a guided tour of apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Gain insight on current immigration and public health issues too for just $15 if you show them your student ID. For more information, http://www.tenement.org/
Wanna catch an indie film? Check out the historic Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 E. Houston St.). It’s $12.50 a ticket and for midnight showings, it’s $9.99. It’s got this intimate feel with excellent sound quality and a great midnight series. For more information,http://landmarktheatres.com/
Got a sweet tooth? Visit Economy Candy (108 Rivington St.). Feeding New Yorkers since 1937, it’s an inexpensive, old-fashioned, family-owned candy shop (chocolates, candies, nuts, dried fruits, halvah, sugar free candy, and sweets from back in the day). For more information, http://economycandy.com/
Want to give back to the NYC community? Mozy on down to the Lower East Side Ecology Center. It’s committed to sustainable development and it’s also a great hub for classes or more hands-on activities, especially for gardening and composting. For more information, http://www.lesecologycenter.org/
Hungry? Eager to explore the city? Why not do both at the same time?! First get a bagel or bialy at Kossar’s (367 Grand St.). Then walk over to Congee Village (10 Allen St.) for some congee, and top it all off with dessert at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (95 Orchard St.). You’ll treat your tummy to authentic Jewish, Chinese, and Italian food, as well as explore the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy.
What are you waiting for? Go out there and have an adventure!