Literary City Guide | Lower East Side

 Photo by Kathryn Chou

Photo by Kathryn Chou

Manhattan might not be the largest island in terms of sheer size, but it has enough diversity in its neighborhoods to warrant special attention on Literary City Guides.

We've already toured Carroll Gardens and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and today we're wandering the streets of the Lower East Side with help from local guide Kathryn Chou. As you might expect, there are many treasures for the literary-minded, including a bookstore specializing in rare titles, quirky coffee shops, and restaurants serving everything Mexican food to noodles to satisfy your appetite.

Stop by to visit the Lower East Side!