The Lower East Side is a great place to take a stroll in the summertime. Grab an ice cream from an old-fashioned sidewalk cart (the vendors tend to hang around Clinton Street), and head down Essex Street to Seward Park, opened by the government in 1903 as a play space for children and named after the senator that purchased Alaska. And if it gets too hot, slip into an air-conditioned restaurant, boutique, or bookstore - a luxury 19th century New Yorkers didn't have. Museum staff will be sharing their favorite neighborhood activities this week.
Ice cream in New York, the beginning of last century and now. Seems like vendors’ uniforms haven’t changed much over the years.
-posted by Liana Grey