“Everybody Ought To Have A Lower East Side In Their Life” – Irving Berlin

When I first moved to New York I had no idea where was cool to live, where was cheap or where was overpriced for what it was. Somehow, I ended up on the Lower East Side, right on Delancey Street and it was the perfect fit. I won’t lie and tell you it was the deal of a lifetime, but for someone who had little geographical grasp of New York as a city, it was amazing and suited me to the core.

77 Delancey St

Dive bars on every corner (trust me – finding $4 beers in NYC is a bargain!), the most amazing $1 dumplings at Vanessa’s, and unique boutiques and vintage stores make this area what it is – the ultimate watering hole for people in their early twenties.