Lower East Side, United States
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When to go
Summer in the city is sublime, but there's nothing cosier than crowding into a Lower East Side bar and toasting the neighbourhood's rock and roll luminaries come winter.
PlanesJFK International Airport services most international and west coast arrivals and departures, and is around 12 miles away. Several domestic airlines fly into LaGuardia Airport, just 10 miles away.
TrainsMajor Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Amtrak train routes (www.amtrak.com) run out of Penn Station,
AutomobilesThere's little need to drive in New York. Hail an iconic taxi cab or ride the subway instead, or hit the streets to find some hidden treasures. If you plan to explore outside the city, you can pick up a set of wheels at JFK or La Guardia.