Photos: FDNY Twitter.

Fire Breaks out at 301-303 Grand St.; Fundraiser Supports Grand Tea and Imports

Photos: FDNY Twitter.

Just after midnight on Thursday, a big fire broke out at 301-303 Grand St., a 3 story building at Allen Street. …

ICP on Essex

International Center for Photography Announces Reopening

Now that city-wide COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are slowly easing up, the International Center for Photography (ICP) plans to re-open their new space at …

Mission Chinese Food, 171 East Broadway.

Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: “During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence… …

Smog from wildfires 2,700 miles away clouds New York’s skyline. (taken 9/16/20) Photo by Kari Jensen

West Coast Fire Haze Clouds NYC Skies

New York City’s skies dulled to shades of yellows, greens and grays recently, clouded by smoke blown in from West Coast wildfires. …

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Shana Tovah From Karpoff Affiliates (Sponsored)

Karpoff Affiliates wishes you a Happy, Health and Safe New Year. Karpoff Affiliates is your single stop for senior life transitions and real estate …

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The Public Theater Brings Back Monthly Civic Salons, Online

The Public Theater is bringing back their monthly “Civic Salons,” starting tomorrow night, Sept. 14th at 7pm, with an online “Civic Keynote” by actress, …

Lower East Side Links

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. [Daily News]

–There are continuing concerns that the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic will wipe away Chinatown’s distinctive character. [NY1]

–No surprise here — the Post’s editorial board cheers the latest victory for developers scheming to build 80-story towers on the Lower East Side. [New York Post]

–Madonna is working on a biopic that will, among other things, “talk about Andy [Warhol], and Keith [Haring], and Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Burgoyne and the whole coming up as an artist in Manhattan, downtown, Lower East Side.” [Consequence of Sound]

–Make sure our neighborhood gets the resources it needs! 10 questions, 10 minutes: complete the census before it’s too late, []

–Taco Mix, which has a location on Delancey Street, is managing to expand in other parts of the city in spite of the pandemic. [Channel 7]

–On Wednesday, you have a chance to tell Community Board 3 what budget priorities it should push for in the coming year. [CB3]

Artists Alliance Voter Registration

Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …


New Date: March For Our Schools & Our Lives Sept. 17

Here’s an event that was supposed to take place last week but was postponed due to the rain. Parents and students from District 1 …

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Featured Listing, Sponsored by Karpoff Affiliates

Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath in one of most popular buildings in Greenwich building. One of the bedrooms has been renovated to …


Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in …

Lower East Side Links

–Restaurants on narrow Chinatown streets are finding it almost impossible to abide by NYC outdoor dining rules while continuing to stay in business. [The City]

–Speedy Romeo closes its Clinton Street outpost. [Eater]

–People have come forward with more than $47,000 to save Punjabi Deli. [Go Fund Me]

–The pro-development editorial board at the Daily News is thrilled about that legal victory for developers seeking to transform the Two Bridges area. [Daily News]

–An ATM was stolen from outside a bar on Ludlow Street. [New York Post]

–Mel, a bakery and “regional grain micro-market” open at 1 Ludlow St. [Grub Street]

–Video: A day in the life of NYC’s lobster king. [Eater]

–A special gallery show at the Lower East Side space, Participant, was interrupted by COVID, but will reopen next week. It features the work of photojournalist Margaret Morton, who documented the lives of people experiencing homelessness and is accompanied by a song from Michael Stipe. Morton died earlier this summer. [NY1]

Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

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Roger Bultot sent along this photo from Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  COVID-19 isn’t stopping these art enthusiasts.

Rendering by Handel Architects.

Here’s Your First Look at Grand Street Guild’s New 100% Affordable Project

Rendering by Handel Architects.

Back in 2018, we first told you about plans for two new 100% affordable buildings on land owned by the …

Dah Shop, at 134 Division St. Photo by Alain Levitt

Dah Shop To The Rescue!

From the Inbox: Local resident and Lo-Down reader, Cass Lilien, wrote us an uplifting note — “Hoping to share a story about why I love my neighborhood and Dah Shop…My bike and main source of transportation was run over while parked in front of my apartment on Orchard Street… …