The LES is home to NYC's largest concentration of bars and clubs, making it a nightlife destination for residents of all five boroughs. This once gritty neighborhood, though gentrified, still possesses a “come as you are” vibe. Its streets are crowded with outstanding shops and restaurants open to all hours, and can be electrifying but loud especially at night. Its housing offerings are predominantly low-rise tenement-style buildings with scattered new construction apartments. While Chinatown's residents were once mostly Chinese families, today the LES community is creeping further south and east into this nearby part of town where authentic food and toursity shops cater to city natives and visitors alike. Bounded by Canal to Houston and the East River to Bowery.