Quaint coffee shops, tucked-away bars, and historic live-music venues make up some of the best things to do in the Lower East Side (LES). Nights and weekends can get very exciting, very quickly in one of Manhattan’s edgiest districts. During the day, it’s easy to get work done with plenty of public space and cafes. Living in the LES also means you’re a short walk from Chinatown, Little Italy and the East Village. Moderately priced no fee apartments in the LES can be found with a little bit of luck and the right timing.