- the eastern section of Manhattan, in New York City, lying to the east of Fifth Avenue.
- of, relating to, or located in this section: East Side restaurants.
Origin of East Side
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for east side
We would not have talked to chance people in an east-side French caf.The Story of a New York House
Henry Cuyler Bunner
In "Chimmie Fadden," we laugh at the humor of East-side life.In Strange Company
In the words of the east-side bruiser, I was "makin' it strong."The Portal of Dreams
Charles Neville Buck
East-Side tenements, where pennies are infrequent, have resources.Out of Mulberry Street
Jacob A. Riis
He had had experience, in an East-Side ambulance, but then that had been over level streets.Overland Red
Henry Herbert Knibbs