Area Guide

Use this Lower East Side interactive map to combine your visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street with other historic and cultural attractions in our neighborhood.

The Museum is located in one of New York City’s most dynamic areas – at the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Trendy restaurants, fashionable boutiques and delicious Chinese dumpling shops are all just steps from our door. The neighborhood has long been a gateway for immigrants from around the globe. Today it is also home to new shops, galleries and eateries.

Do you love art? The New Museum and more than 150 art galleries (really!) are within walking distance. Interested in New York City history and immigration? Then combine your visit to Eldridge Street with a stop at the Tenement Museum (just a five-minute walk) or the Museum of Chinese in America (twelve minutes away).

Are you curious about the Jewish history of the neighborhood? Then read our blog post, Searching For – and Finding – the Jewish Lower East Side. You may be surprised to discover how many Jewish landmarks still stand in the area.

Also, be sure to check out our calendar or events. During the spring, summer and fall, we often offer Lower East Side walking tours, a great way to discover the treasures of our neighborhood!