LOWER EAST SIDE — If you're looking for unique gifts as you take on your holiday shopping, there's no need to leave the neighborhood.
The Lower East Side, East Village and Chinatown are brimming with quirky vintage finds, edible delights, and wearable trinkets to show off your city pride. DNAinfo New York scoured the neighborhood shops for those who want to keep it local this holiday season.
A Transit Token Necklace from the Tenement Museum
Give the gift of both New York City history and style with this piece of wearable memorabilia. These subway tokens were introduced in 1953 and served as subway currency until being replaced by the modern MetroCard in 2003. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum now sells the nostalgic pieces on vintage brass chains for $45.