Bowery Film Fest

Bowery Film Festival Returns Next Week

The 2019 Bowery Film Festival returns to the neighborhood for its 4th edition next week, November 19-21st. The lineup includes 41 Official Selections with 9 works made by African-American Filmmakers, 4 works by LGBTQ+ members and 7 films by, for and about the Latinx community. …





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“How I Learned” Live Storytelling Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

“How I Learned,” the live storytelling and reading series that began on the Lower East Side, is celebrating their 10th anniversary at Caveat (21 Clinton St.) on Thursday, Nov. 21st. …





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Take an Essex Market Audio Tour and Share Your Favorite Ingredients With Feed Me a Story

Our friends at the Feed Me a Story project are kicking off a new audio tour of Essex Market (88 Essex St.) with a fun event this Saturday, from 11am – 1pm, on the mezzanine at the market. …

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City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …

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What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, “one of New York’s most promising new …

Lower East Side Links

–A City Council subcommittee approved the controversial resiliency plan for East River Park yesterday, and full Council approval is expected on Thursday. [NY1]

–East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan 101. [The City]

–Here’s the City Council’s press release detailing various community accommodations to soften the blow of East River Park’s extended closure. It also includes quotes from various tenant leaders who support the plan. [Council.nyc]

–Meanwhile, the advocacy group, East River Park Action, is not giving up — continuing its battle to stop the resiliency plan. [ERP Action]

–There’s a rally at the Grand Street Guild apartments Thursday afternoon to protest the absence of long-term affordability guarantees for two new proposed residential towers. [Instagram]

–The East Village gas explosion trial is wrapping up [Channel 2]

–A statue of  Dr. Sun Yat-sen is now a permanent part of Columbus Park, and the Chinatown park’s northern plaza has been named for him. At a ceremony, Mayor de Blasio even showed his face. [AM New York]

–A new photo exhibit highlights the vanishing single story buildings of the Lower East Side. [Curbed]

Photo by Pat Arnow

(Opinion) Don’t Kill East River Park for a Bad Flood Plan

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and East River Park ACTION founder Pat Arnow. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

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Lower East Side Links

–Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman praises Essex Crossing in a piece that makes some good points, but is also loaded with factual errors and mischaracterizations of the Lower East Side mega-project. More on the shortcomings in a future story. [New York Times]

–The City Council will consider a commercial rent stabilization plan. [Gothamist]

–A cyclist says he was a victim of a road rage ordeal on the Lower East Side, and police seemed uninterested in helping find the driver who apparently tried to run him down. [Streetsblog]

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

(Opinion) The East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan is Worthy of Our Support

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and architect William J. Rockwell. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

Lower East Side Links

–Searching for answers: Why Chuen Kwok, one of four murder victims in Chinatown, became homeless during the twilight of his life. [NY1]

–A City Council committee votes in favor of the mayor’s controversial plan to build a flood barrier along the East River. [Curbed]

–The city will establish an advisory committee to help shape resiliency plans on the East Side. [Patch]

–A deal is in place to preserve affordability at Knickerbocker Village for years to come. [The Broadsheet]

–The new L Train entrances are now open at Avenue A. [EV Grieve]

Blue Hill Troupe Edwin

Charity Funder Blue Hill Troupe Presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

The Blue Hill Troupe, a musical theater company that raises money for New York City charities while providing high quality theater performances, …

Seal Park in the Fall

Photo by Robin Schatell

Photo by Robin Schatell

It’s autumn in what locals call “Seal Park.” Formally known as John V. Lindsay East River Park.  Thanks to Robin Schatell for the photo. Send us your pics to tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on instagram, #lodownny