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East Village & Lower East Side

" Formerly home to mainly artists, now a maze of tiny streets with lots of wonderful cafés and shops, just waiting to be discovered. "

Ted Steinebach, our local from time to momo New York

The East Village and Lower East Side were once filthy, overpopulated areas, but now they are among New York City's best loved neighborhoods. Foodies and adventurers come here to explore the back alleys, hoping to find a top-notch underground restaurant or speakeasy with amazing music.This is the place for nonconformists and anyone who likes to veer off the beaten path. A neighborhood where businesses are still run by authentic New Yorkers, and people come from far and wide to experience Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks' famous love scene at Katz’s Delicatessen.


Lower East Side Tenement Museum  
Union Square Greenmarket
Edith Machinist
Hester Street Fair

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Routes going through East Village & Lower East Side


  • Great neighborhood for vintage lovers
  • Come here for a completely different vibe than Manhattan
  • Easy to reach: 10 minutes with the L Train from Union Square
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Wall Street, Chinatown & Lower East Side

  • Perfect if you love Asian cuisine
  • Varied walk through two completely different neighborghoods
  • Convenient if you are staying in Brooklyn: Just across the Brooklyn Bridge
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Our favourite hotels in East Village & Lower East Side

These are the best hotels, specially selected for you by Ted Steinebach, time to momo New York local.
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Hotel on Rivington

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Design hotel located between the Lower East Side and Little Italy. The hotel offers spacious rooms, a club and a beautiful view of the city.
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From 42

Blue Moon Boutique Hostel & Hotel

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You can find this historic hotel next to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, right in the heart of the neighborhood. A cozy and affordable place to stay.
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From 179

Sixty LES

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Trendy hotel on the Lower East Side with its own swimming pool, beer garden, and sushi restaurant. Close to the Williamsburg Bridge.
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From 191

The Standard – East Village

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This hotel offers a fantastic view of the East Village. A modern place to stay in a historic neighborhood, perfect for the contemporary traveler.
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From 94

Holiday Inn Lower East Side

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A neat, basic hotel on the Lower East Side. You can find this affordable hotel right around the corner from lively Tompkins Square Park.
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The Bowery Hotel

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New York’s hippest, best hotel is located in the East Village. The hotel has a neat, loft-like interior and a fantastic Italian restaurant.
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From 104

East Village Hotel

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Hotel with spacious apartments in the bustling East Village. The hardwood floors and exposed brick walls provide a real New York experience.
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From 119

Sanctuary NYC Retreats

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A true oasis on the Lower East Side. The suites have large and well-equipped kitchens, and the hotel offers free yoga classes in its own yoga studio.
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