Photo: NYC DOT.

Citi Bike Unveils First 200 Pedal-Assist Bikes to Help Commuters Deal With L Train Shutdown

Citi Bike yesterday rolled out the first batch of new pedal-assist electric bicycles meant to soften the blow of the looming L Train shutdown. …

Lazy Days in Columbus Park

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Good morning! David Sierra took this photo in Chinatown.


Robert James is Crowdfunding to Save His Orchard Street Clothing Brand

Robert James, the men’s fashion designer, is fighting to keep his headquarters at 74 Orchard St. He launched a fundraising drive on GoFundMe, right on the heels of celebrating his 10th anniversary on the Lower East Side. …


“Singin’ in the Rain” Tuesday Night in Seward Park

it’s been a soggy summer in New York, so maybe it’s appropriate that tomorrow night’s film in Seward Park is the 1952 classic, Singin’ in the Rain. …


Inside Nine Orchard, New Hotel Coming to Historic Jarmulowsky Bank Building

The 1912 Jarmulowsky Bank Building has been covered in scaffolding and shrouded in secrecy for several years. …

Target Mania on Grand Street


Good Morning! Yesterday’s rain did not scare away many people from Target’s grand opening party on Grand Street. There was free ice cream, after all!

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Police: Argument Over K2 Led to Fatal Stabbing in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

A 70-year-old suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a young man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Saturday afternoon. Police believe the violent incident started with a dispute over the drug K2. …

Fish Balls & Rice Noodles For Everyone!

Photo by Alain Levitt.

Photo by Alain Levitt.

We just reported the breaking fish ball news — the Rutgers Street/East Broadway rice noodle cart lady is back! This morning, Alain Levitt took this photo of Min Xiao at her post on a steamy Friday.


Rice Noodle Cart Returns to Rutgers Street and East Broadway

Earlier this month we noted that the woman who has run the rice noodle cart on Rutgers Street, at East Broadway, for many years …

Digging Up Delancey


Good Morning! Here’s your new view of Delancey Street, at least for awhile. The Department of Transportation this week removed concrete islands in preparation for the installation of protected two-way bike lanes on the thoroughfare leading to the Williamsburg Bridge.


Tenant Resource Fair + HPD in Your District Coming Up Aug. 29

City Council member Margaret Chin is getting the word our for a Tenant Resource Fair + an “HPD in Your District” event coming up …


Citi Bike Station at Canal and Rutgers Streets Removed

If you use the Citi Bike station at Canal and Rutgers streets (alongside Seward Park), you’ll want to make alternative plans. …

L.E.S. Storm Clouds


Good morning. Here’s a view of summer storm clouds over the L.E.S. from the top of the historic Jarmulowsky Bank Building at 9 Orchard St.  Look for sunshine today and a high of 93 degrees. Send us your neighborhood photos at: or tag us on instagram: #lodownny

Photos provided by LIHC Investment Group.

243 East Village Apartments Preserved Through Affordable Housing Program

The affordability of 243 rental apartments in the East Village has been locked in for 40 years under an agreement announced yesterday. …

Rendering: Union Square Tech Training Center.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Hub Approval is a Bad Deal For a Community Reeling From Overdevelopment

An opinion piece from Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. …