Historic Orchard Street

Location: 261 Broome Street, New York Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall: Every Sunday, Orchard St. is closed to traffic from Delancey to E. Houston, allowing merchants to bring their merchandise out onto the street. This unique walk-through market experience is fun for shoppers of all ages and tastes, whether the quest is for the perfect leather jacket or a one of a kind Chinese tea pot. Lower East Side Visitor‘s Center: Located in the heart of the shopping district at 261 Broome Street, the Visitor‘s Center is the perfect place to start your visit. Our friendly staff members can assist you with information about local dining, sightseeing and shopping. Walking Tours Free Weekly Tour Take a journey down historic Orchard Street and discover the origins of New York‘s first discount retail district. The two-hour tour highlights the integral role that the shopping district has played in the history and development of the Lower East Side. Sundays at 11 a.m (April - December). Meet in front of Katz‘s Delicatessen at the corner of East Houston and Ludlow Streets. No reservations required. A Cell Phone Walking Tour Explore the Jewish Lower East Side with Jerry Stiller A century ago, New York‘s Lower East Side became one of the most crowded and dynamic places on earth. This cell phone walking tour will take you into a world of tenements and sweatshops, radicals and capitalists, artists and gangsters — and make the history around you come alive.