If you want to have a glimpse of the first immigrants in New York at XIX and early XX, you must visit Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which offers tours and the opportunity to see first hand the constructions of that time, and it offers an intimate and authentic portal to the past for people of all backgrounds. It’s a 6 level building, which is located at number 97 on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, known as working-class and thriving sector, which extends from Chinatown and Little Italy to the East River, and reached the place where Jews and Eastern European immigrants used to arrive. Recently Latin American immigrants have located there. In the area you will find several museums and attractions such as Eldridge Street Synagogue, which currently has a museum, the first great house of worship built in America, can be seen on a guided tour.
The main streets are Bowery Street and Orchard Street, This sector is the world's largest Jewish community, it’s a spot of shopping and delicious food, there are always people hunting for a bargain along Orchard Street, that are well known for clothes and shoes at a great price.
Sunday is the ideal day to go shopping, many restaurants offer delicious corned beef, and where the best delicatessen is eaten.
Another site is Essex Street Market, between Delancey and Rivington, open daily from 8 am to 6 pm, is famous for its grocery stores.
If you want to know the movement of the night, plenty of bars, lounges, and clubs; if you just want to dance, visit Sapphire Lounge and Element. There are also sites for live music as Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall.