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Two Bridges serves the residential, commercial, and cultural life of Manhattan’s Lower East Side through community-based programs and strategic partnerships.


GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977.


Johnny Marines a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, has been a monumental force in the meteoric rise to stardom for the Latin American group Aventura and more recently, Bachata star, Romeo Santos, who brought Johnny on board to continue being his manager.

Anthony “Romeo” Santos (born July 21, 1981) is an American[1] singer, featured composer and former lead singer of the Bachata group Aventura. As a member of Aventura, Santos has been a key figure in popularizing Bachata, with hits reaching near the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. In 2002, the band’s song “Obsesión” was number one in Italy for sixteen consecutive weeks.

Rustic-chic Paprika fills a niche all its own on St. Mark’s Place — an earthy, authentic Northern Italian spot, rich in flavor with warm, friendly service. From the cozy, stylish room to the menu of full-flavored dishes, Paprika is genuine and unpretentious.

Katz’s Delicatessen, also known as Katz’s of New York City, is a kosher-style (not kosher) delicatessen restaurant located at 205 E. Houston Street, on the south-west corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets, on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.



Wacky Wok

Don Juan Barbershop

Lower Market Deli

133 Ave. D Deli

Joselito Restaurant

Marty’s Wine

Sergio’s Deli