Raised on the LES, Manhattan Island
Yauch’s mom, Frances, hails from the Lower East Side, often abbreviated as LES. In the southeastern borough of Manhattan, it is roughly bounded by these streets: Allen, East Houston, Essex, Canal, Eldridge, East Broadway, & Grand…
Traditionally it’s been an immigrant, working-class neighborhood. Since 2005, however, the Lower East Side has undergone rapid gentrification, becoming home to dining establishments and boutiques along Clinton St.
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