The Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is still one of the coolest neighborhoods in Manhattan. If you live here or you're in the know, it's called L.E.S. spelled out. There are many independent businesses there and some good street art as well. I do photo tours in this neighborhood all the time. Either as an extension of the Chinatown Photo Tour or the East Village Tour. All of my tours are customized to your interests. You can see reviews on my site and also a video of me on the home page. See and photograph a real neighborhood in the city and experience the Real New York.