We hosted an amazing Meet Up to explore the Lower East Side of Manhattan!
The Lower East Side, also known as LES, has experienced important changes throughout the last decades. It went from being a neighborhood known by the bohemian NYC society, to a place that lovingly sheltered European immigrants, and is now transforming into a destination where people go scouting for great restaurants and bars.
We joined forces with 2 great Instagrammer friends (@CreateNYC and @HiddenGemOfNYC) to host this event.
Uniting our constant curiosity “state of being”, we all decided to create a meet-up to explore the neighborhood and its history. The project was designed to serve the community and market for those who are new or underserved in the neighborhood. Through the meet-up, the group explored interesting/hidden spots of LES and met the people who are making a difference to the community.
The guests walked around LES in a pre-determined route with around 10 different businesses ranging from art galleries, graffiti spots (100 Gates Project) to coffee shops, restaurants and stores. The business owners/artists of each place briefly talked about their experience, as well as shared their stories and knowledge of the neighborhood.
There was a symbolic fee of $25 per person and all proceeds were donated to local charities that are a part of the LES Community.