Woven brick by brick into the heart of Manhattan's vibrant design epicenter, The Sago Hotel basks in the glow of New York City's most alluring metropolitan gemThe Lower East Side (LES)

 As one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, The LES has historically been fertile ground for new and spontaneous forms of artistic expression. The Sago Hotel furnishes this legendary backdrop with cool sophistication, making it the preferred starting point from which to experience the city's diverse and eclectic phenomena.


This family-run LES landmark dating to 1914 is in a class by itself thanks to the new generation there that's keeping up the quality with drool-worthy displays of legendary offerings, notably sable and lox to dream of, herring perfection, top-quality caviar and more, from bagels and babka to dried fruits and chocolate; it's always a mad scene, especially at holidays (oy vey!), but the counter folk are super helpful, so take a number – it's worth the lines and expensive tab to order some of the best with a side of history.


In 1888, a small deli by the name of Iceland Brothers was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Katz’s Deli was moved across the street, to its present location, during the construction of the subway system. The vacant lot on Houston Street (pronounced "House-ton" after a Dutch emigrant of the same name) was home to barrels of meat and pickles until the present storefront facade was added between 1946-49.


The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood; forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present; and enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America's evolving national identity.