Photos of the Lower East Side

ABC No Rio, an art gallery that calls itself a center for art and activism. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

There’s two different Lower East Sides: the trendy neighborhood where transplants go to party and the one rich in history with a neighborhood feel.

“It’s not so crazy, it’s not mainstream and it has a neighborhood feel,” said Michael Comandini, a real estate agent at Citi Habitats who has lived on the Lower East Side for three years”That’s what drew me to it; not many places in Manhattan have that same feel.”