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Do-It-Yourself Lower East Side Walking Tour from National Geographic Traveler

By January 7, 2010

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As part of its On Foot series of walking tours, National Geographic Traveler has put together a walking tour of New York City's Lower East Side. The DIY walking tour features 12 different neighborhood spots, including shops, restaurants, markets and museums. Their choices do a great job of reflecting the neighborhood's immigrant roots (including a person favorite of mine, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum), as well as the neighborhood's great shopping and dining. The only downside -- printing the map is easy, but it doesn't automatically include the addresses and descriptions of each of the spots on your printout, so you'll have to add your own notes to the map.

Article: On Foot Map: Steppin' Out Below 14th
Visitors Guide: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Visitors Guide: Lower East Side

November 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm
(1) A Coyle says:

National Geographic Traveler’s “Steppin’ Out Below 14th” is all well and good for the upscale traveler. With the exception of mentioning the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the map glosses over the fact that the Lower East Side is the most historic neighborhood in the country. For those interested in learning about the history of the Lower East Side, consider one of the many walking tours from the Lower East Side History Project, http://www.leshp.org/tours, an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation of the Lower East Side to raise awareness of the Lower East Side’s historic significance and influence in world history.

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