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New York City: Neighbor Spotlight

A guide to the Lower East Side, where to Stay, Eat, Shop More. Your Essential Guide to the City's Coolest Neighborhood.


at Nine Orchard Hotel

One of our favorite Hotels in NYC happens to be in the epi center of the coolest neighborhoods in the city. Restaurants spill into the streets, and not a big brand in sight.


To Stay


Nine Orchard: Housed in an iconic Lower East Side landmark, Nine Orchard has meticulously restored and reimagined the century-old Jarmulowsky Bank into an elegant hotel and culinary destination.

Alive with original, Neo-Renaissance details and novel craftsmanship, our rooms offer guests a home-away-from-home in the heart of downtown New York. We look forward to welcoming you.



To Eat & Drink

Such a special area where the streets are blocked off and restaurants spill out onto the streets.


Kikis This Greek spot is packed every night, so make sure to put your name on the list early!

Little Canel A neighborhood cafe, coffeeshop and bar. From Day to night this charming little cafe serves delicious breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Was one of my favorite places to sit & people watch!

Scarrs Pizza A line is always spilling out the door of this hole in the wall pizza place. Day or night, stop in for a Hot Boi Pepperoni.

Cervos Coastal Spain & Portugal inspire the cooking at this crisp oyster bar & seafood specialist.

Dimes Cafe  hipster healthyish-food canteen, the menu is globally inspired but the vibe is pure Left Coast.

Lucien Buzzy, French and the best Steak frites on the east side of NYC.

La Gaz The best coffee i've ever had. Charcoal Latte, with salted carmel foam.

Le Dive Hip wine bar offering sidewalk seating & small plates, including oysters & ricotta with honey. Hard to get a table so make reservations in advance.

Casino Vibey, artsy Italian fair spot in the heart of LES, just around the corner from Nine Orchard.

Cassette Lovely little wine bar & Cafe

Parcelles Wine Bar  "Cool Kid Wine Shop" according to Vouge. Decked out in Gio Ponti furniture, is one of the coolest haunts on the Lower East side.

Swan Room Quientiseential New York evening for Martinis & Small plates. This place is lively and buzzing at night.

Bar Belly A lively little cocktail spot.

The River High fashion crowd cocktail bar

Corner Bar Attached to the nine orchard a perfect, quiet french brasseire overlooking dimes square.


Lucien pictured on the far left

Canel Street in Dimes Square


To Shop


Orchard street might just be one of our new favorite streets. It's filled with independent boutiques, book stores, vintage stores & art galleries.


Tumbao a new york/mexico city pop up curating unique, playful art and fashion; made by emerging latin american designers. tumbao is a space full of fun, creative and refreshing artists. 

Sandy Liang An anti-fashion industry designer inspired by the Lower East Side, girlhood and stylish grandmothers.

Dimes Market tight edit of only-the-best food purveyors, quality produce, all manner of powders and supplements, pretty utensils and, last, but not least, clean beauty beauty products fill the space.

Colbo Colbo is a multidisciplinary space + store in the lower east side of New York City, Offering menswear + unisex clothing from a variety of brands and in-house, new + used vinyl records, and home goods. The store also has a full Cafe, an area to hang out, and a back space that rotates between exhibitions, pop-ups, and vintage clothing.

Sweet Pickles Books an adorable little bookshop with loads of charm and good selection.

The Vintage Twin A quientesstienal NYC spot for vintage. This is their second location.

Suzie Kondi Australian native and joy-evoking designer, Kondi’s namesake brand has garnered traction from the top tastemakers like Sofia Coppola, Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz, and Jemima Kirke, to name a few.

Bode founded on the Lower East Side in 2016 by Emily Adams Bode Aujla, who took a vintage sensibility and up-cycled it into a luxury menswear brand that women also love to wear. Artisanal, grandpa chic, farm to table.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh a womenswear label that combines childhood memories, Iranian roots and tributes to her many travels, all through a delicate and minimalist style. Chic, casual and relaxed, the essence of Maryam Nassir Zadeh lies in her ability to captivate and charm through an uninhibited - almost stark - simplicity.

Susan Alexandra her viral success with signature, made in NYC beaded bags which opened the door to many more categories and offerings including a vibrant collection of Judaica, homeware, pet and baby accessories.



To Explore


Grab some bikes just around the corner form Nine Orchard and take the bike path up to East Village or over to Nolita & through the West Village.



Citi Bikes This is such a great way to explore the city. They’ve put in so many bike paths that make it easy to get around.















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