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Shopping on Manhattan's Lower East Side - photo by Lisa St. John
Shopping on Manhattan's Lower East Side -
photo by Lisa St. John

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Manhattan’s Lower East Side: The Big Onion

The blaze of the afternoon city sunlight bathes the brownstones in a glow of ruddy orange. Leaving the American Jewish Historical Society on 16th Street and heading to the Tenement Museum via the best dumpling stop in town, I cannot help but see the Chinese/Hispanic Grocery sign and hear merchants hawking their leather wares in Arabic.

There is a Mexican-American art installation in the windows of 97 Orchard Street across from the historic Americana of the Blue Moon Hotel and there is only one place I can be; the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Read more of Lisa St. John's story about the Lower East Side


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