The richly multicultural neighborhood of the Lower East Side has its origins in 1638. The boundaries of the area are: Houston Street to the north, the Bowery to the west, and Chatham Square and Catherine Street to the south. Wave after wave of immigrants to America found their first home here. Today it is a predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican community.
The area offers its residents and visitors numerous contemporary art galleries. In addition, outdoor living offers various private and public parks. Quiet streets, transit ease and walk-up historical tenement buildings, some of which have been redeveloped, The Tenement Museum and multiple bike lanes. More and more people are choosing Lower East Side every day.