Lower East Side
The Lower-East side is the hip place to be; famous people who have spent time here include Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kirby, Robert De Niro, and Lady Gaga.
This is an old part of the city where traditional tenements blend with modern glass buildings and chic boutiques – not to be missed.
The Lower east-Side is easy to navigate on foot, and there are places to stay such as the Best Hotels in NYC. Take a guided tour and see some of the locations where famous people lived and worked. If that doesn’t interest you, enjoy a shopping spree or choose a restaurant.
The Vessel is an art exhibition; it was built in the Hudson dockyards as part of a re-development project and was opened in 2019. Although it is a recent addition to the New York landscape, it’s a welcome one. The structure gives you a chance to explore the area in a new way.
After you visit the Vessel, you will want to return, especially if you climb the 16 flights of stairs in the early morning or the early evening.
At these times, you get the best view of the sun rising and setting on the Jersey horizon, a spectacular sight that is worth all the perspiration.
No trip to New York is complete without a trip to Liberty Island; even if you’ve been before, it’s worth it to go again since the view of the Manhattan skyline is spectacular, and it’s different depending on the weather or time of day. Liberty Island is busy so remember to go early