The lower east side and Chinatown have always been thick with culture. Between small shops and restaurants galleries are popping up frequently, and more art dealers and buyers are taking their dollars to small galleries with these areas. New galleries are opening on what seems to be a weekly basis.

Artsy.net explores the galleries of new and old in these areas that are making a splash in the at world. You will feel you are there, as you read Why New York’s Most Important Art District Is Now the Lower East Side