City Guide - NYC - 6/6/14

New York City has many great neighborhoods, but the once dangerous Lower East Side is a colorful and diverse area that perfectly embodies the spirit of this amazing city. Full of shopping and excellent restaurants the Lower East Side is a must-see on any NYC visit.

To Stay:

Sixty LES Located in the heart of the Lower East Side this hotel is a paragon of minimal opulence. The rooms are comfortable and understated reflecting the chic elegance New York offers. The hotel also houses an array of dining and drinking destinations, including Blue Ribbon’s Sushi Izakaya and Beer Garden, and the exclusive Above Allen bar. Not that you’ll be able to resist the call of this vibrant city to stay indoors for too long. Prices vary but start at about $276//£1

To Do:

The Tenement Museum The Tenement Museum keeps the neighborhood’s history alive in a series of restored apartments visited via themed guided tours. 103 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

Eat + Drink

Pig + Khao This little bistro in the dead center of Clinton Street is a delightful ode to South East Asia. Chef Leah Cohen’s spent a year eating and cooking her way through Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines before opening her LES restaurant. The menu is carefully curated telling the tale of her travels through clear bright flavors. 68 Clinton Street New York, NY 10002

To Shop

Any Old Iron Opened by stylist Andrew Clancey, Any Old iron, is NYC’s first and only UK designer boutique. The tiny shop features carefully edited collections that are exclusive to the shop. 149 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

Frances Eugenia