Bar & Restaurant
Since the 1980s when the Lower East Side became the epicenter for cool, the neighborhood has buzzed with energy from creative types of all stripes. The same excitement that drew Basquiat to the LES draws tens of thousands to this artistic enclave in lower Manhattan to look for their piece of the art world. This L-shaped space on the heavily foot-trafficked Orchard Street is currently a part of that scene and is used as a gallery. With eight large windows, hardwood and polished concrete floors, and gallery lighting, it's easy to see why -- it's bright, airy, and clean is a great place for showcasing art. This flexible space would also work as a retail shop and can be the location of some killer opening night or launch parties. Day or night, the LES is always busy whether it's foodies shopping at Whole Foods on Houston, musicians carrying their guitars to Pianos, or tourists peeping some local art. The F train and several buses are nearby.