Steppin' Out Below 14th

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The area of Lower Manhattan north of Chinatown and Little Italy, bounded to the west by Broadway and north by Houston, once served as a launching pad for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Now New York's current boom has sandblasted the old grime and grit. There's a Starbucks on Delancey Street, once packed with sweatshops. A Whole Foods sprouts on the Bowery—formerly New York's Skid Row. The neighborhood still attracts strivers—these days smart retailers and college grads, who, like their predecessors, come with big dreams.