LOWER EAST SIDE — As the population of the Lower East Side has changed, so too has its borders.
That’s according to the results of DNAinfo’s neighborhood border map, which was filled out by hundreds of Lower East Siders.
Locals who said they had lived in the Lower East Side for more than 20 years tended to cast the neighborhood’s borders wide enough to include the East Village and parts of Chinatown. Some even included Little Italy, Nolita and parts of NoHo.
The neighborhood however is less expansive in the minds of more recent residents.
While many Lower East Siders who have lived in the neighborhood for a decade or two also included the East Village and Alphabet City, those areas were less likely to be found in the maps of those who have lived in the area for less than 10 years.
Residents however, were able to agree on a core area — located between East Houston Street and Grand Street from Allen Street to roughly the FDR Drive, as well as triangle bounded by Essex and Grand streets and East Broadway.
Check out the map below to see the where readers drew the neighborhood’s borders and feel free to add your own, if you haven’t already.