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rainbow forward building

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Did you catch the rainbow after last night’s storm? Lots of TLD readers did. Here’s the view over the Forward Building. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 95. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lands End I residential building on South Street.

“Pre-Applications” Show 2100 Apartments, 1.7 Million sf Coming to Two Bridges Area

Lands End I residential building on South Street.

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request reveal preliminary plans for two new …

Lower East Side Links

–The MTA is announcing today that it will completely shut the L Train tunnel for a year-and-a-half  beginning in January 2019. [New York Times]

–Opinion: Mark Peters of the Department of Investigation is a “watch dog without a bark” in the Rivington House scandal. [Daily News]

–A look at the legacy of Heshy Jacob and what his recent death means for the Lower East Side’s Jewish community. [The Forward]

–The two-story building next to the Bowery/Houston mural wall has finally revealed itself. [EV Grieve]

–Reminder: The Lowline’s Community Engagement Committee meets tonight. More info here.

chinatown signs- maybe good for econ dev section

City, Community Leaders Begin Chinatown Rezoning Talks

Years after an unprecedented neighborhood preservation effort got underway, city planning officials, Community Board 3 and local elected officials have finally begun talks about …

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essex crossing/grand street

Monday, July 25, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo on Grand Street. On the left, that’s the rapidly rising mixed-use building on Essex Crossing site 5. | Weather: Cloudy skies this morning, tunderstorms this afternoon and a high of 94. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project Is Underway!

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC climate resiliency plan, the City of New York is moving forward with a new project to protect Lower Manhattan neighborhoods from coastal flooding risk from Two Bridges to Battery Park City. We need your help!

collage suspect

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assault of Unconscious Woman

Police have arrested a suspect in the attempted rape of a young woman on the Lower East Side early Wednesday morning.

Cops circulated surveillance …

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Cops Search For Suspect in Attempted Rape

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in the attempted rape of a woman on the Lower East Side Wednesday morning.

The incident happened …

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Lower East Side Links

–Cops arrested a guy “peering into parked cars at the corner of Grand and Ludlow streets with a gun, burglary tools and a crack pipe in his possession.” [DNA Info]

–Police are looking for a suspect who tried to rape a 21-year-old woman Wednesday near Stanton and Suffolk streets. She was apparently “in and out of consciousness” during the attack. [New York Post]

–City Comptroller Scott Stringer says he’ll go public with the results of his Rivington House investigation very soon. [Observer]

–There are some new details about the new venue opening in the former Nevada Smiths space. Actor Adrian Grenier is apparently a partner. [EV Grieve]

–The food media can’t get enough of Franco Noriega, Baby Brasa’s chef/model. [Tasting Table]

–Former directors of Lower East Side galleries Louis B. James, On Stellar Rays and Dodge Gallery are opening a new spot on Eldridge Street in September. [Art News]

–Holland Cotter reviews the New Museum’s new exhibition. [New York Times]

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seward park dusk

Friday, July 22, 2016 | These two enjoyed a quiet evening in Seward Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 96 and afternoon thunderstorms expected. Sunny and 97 tomorrow. On Sunday, it will be mostly sunny and 92. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

The Keeper|Dentaduras |Arthur Bispo do Rosario

The New Museum Debuts Collectors’ Dream Show, “The Keeper”

On Wednesday, the New Museum debuted their latest exhibit, The Keeper, an exhibition dedicated to artist-collectors and quirky collections of all sorts. …


Pier 42 Community Day Coming Up on Saturday

There’s a chance to give a section of Pier 42 a little TLC this coming weekend.

Plans to create a new park on the …

mark-viverito, chin, brewer

Brewer, Chin Drum Up Press Coverage as Rivington House Saga Rages On

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin orchestrated a media event at City Hall yesterday to capitalize on the fallout from last week’s scathing Rivington House report. …