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Six Places To Visit On Our Lower East Side Route

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August 31, 2018

It’s time to #cruiseyourcity via our newly launched Lower East Side Route! Our sixth NYC Ferry Route will now connect the Lower East Side to Queens in under 40 minutes. Take a tour of our new landings, Corlears Hook & Stuyvesant Cove, and see the fun activities they have to offer.

If you love museums, then visit the Tenement Museum. The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood; forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present, and enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America’s evolving national identity.

They offer four types of experiences:

  • Tenement Tours which are tours of the two historic tenement buildings, visitors can take guided tours of the apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Neighborhood Walking Tours are available for visitors to go beyond the walls of the two historic tenement buildings to explore the neighborhood and continue the immigrant story.
  • Teaching Immigrant Experiences brings 44,000 students to visit the Museum to learn about immigration and New York City. They also run ESOL workshops that use tenement history to teach English to today’s immigrants.
  • Tenement Talks are free readings, discussions, performances and screenings about New York’s history, people and culture. The Tenement Talks are hosted at the Museum Shop.

Restaurants near our Corlears Hook Landing

The Pickle Guys – Visit the Pickle Guys on 49 Essex St. on the Lower East Side. The Pickle Guys are committed to the Lower East Side and its Jewish roots. Owned by Alan Kaufman who makes his pickles from old eastern European recipes, just like mom would make them.

Dirt Candy – Dirt Candy was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city. It was the leader of the vegetable-forward movement. Its first location only had 18 seats and was open for seven years. During its first seven years, it was the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 years to two stars from the New York Times.

JaJaJa – JaJaJa is where south of the border meets the Lower East Side flair. It opened on Cinco d Mayo 2017 and is owned & operated by old friends Koorosh Bakhtiar and Nima Garos. JaJaJa features curated Tequila and Mezcal program, Mexican beers on tap, Mexican-style lagers, and plant-based street food. On the weekends it serves lunch, dinner, and brunch.

Bars near our Corlears Hook Landing

169 Bar – Originally was known as the “Bloody Bucket”, 169 Bar has been opened since 1916. It is open every day with a full food menu to close, from 12 pm to 4 am. They have happy hours on weekends from 12pm-7:30 pm.

The Dancer
– Its a shotgun space with a crisp bar & big red booths in the back. The Dancer is open from 5 pm – 2 am. It is located on
202 Clinton St.


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