Ships docked in New York City late 1800s. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Brooklyn Bridge in 1883
The Woolworth Building Under Construction
One of the oldest photos of New york City and was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.
The first known photo of USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat. The image depicts the ship in dry dock in 1858 undergoing repairs in Portsmouth, N.H.