Alternative New York Street Art Tour: Lower East Side

Quick Details

  • Schedule: Thursdays at 10 a.m. from March 1 – December 31. Tour will not run in January and February.
  • Duration: 3 hours (1 MI / 1.4 KM)
  • Meeting Place: In front of Katz’s Delicatessen located at 205 E Houston Street, New York, NY 10002

See the artistic side of NYC on this Lower East Side walking tour

Come along with us through one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods and let us bring the art alive. The Lower East Side is well known for its diverse ethnic neighborhoods and astonishing street art. Historically, the Lower East Side is known for hosting immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the area became flooded with artists. The growing counter-culture population in the Lower East Side drew more and more artists. Soon, the area quickly exploded with creative, expressive graffiti art that illustrated the social and cultural movements that would influence American society in the 21st century.

Important Information

  • This tour is wheelchair-accessible.
  • This art in NYC tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.