Listen, the Lower East Side, in all its iterations, has always been cool. But you know that there are certain spots way too overrun with college children to enjoy if you're over the age of 22. Luckily there are, sprinkled amongst the Bridge & Tunnel nightmares, plenty of trendy shops, restaurants, and bars frequented by actual cool kids. If binge-drinking, long lines, and bar fights are no longer your cup of tea, click through for the spots that give the LES a good name.
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