Do & Eat: Lower East Side, New YorkDiscover this old immigrant enclave’s Jewish legacy and contemporary culture
Start the day with an eye-opening brunch of bagels, lox and Bloody Marys at Russ & Daughters Café. Browse indie boutiques and galleries on Orchard, Ludlow and Rivington Streets, or walk up Orchard, then left on Stanton to the Bowery for a typically provocative contemporary art exhibition at the New Museum. Head down the Bowery and left on to Rivington (stop for an unusual-flavoured scoop at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream), then down Eldridge Street to admire the façade of 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. From here, it’s a few blocks to the Metrograph to catch an obscure gem or new film. Afterwards, there’s no shortage of eateries, from ramen joints to experimental tasting-menu restaurants, and the area is awash with excellent bars.
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