Arlene's Grocery - pre-blizzard - on Stanton Street. Photo by Flora Theden.

The Pre-Blizzard on Stanton Street

Our contributor, Flora Theden, sent along this shot of Arlene’s Grocery in the snow — …

Earlier today, Allen Street.

Afternoon Storm Update: State of Emergency, Schools Closed Tuesday

Here’s your midday storm update. Governor Cuomo has announced there will only be limited subway service after 8 p.m… …


Cats From Shuttered Suffolk Street Parking Lot Available For Adoption

Morning Reads: Murder Case Five Decades in the Making, Wolfpack, Ludlow Street 1995

Antonio Ciccarello was stabbed in the 1950s on the Lower East Side. His death in September at the age of 97 has now been classified as a murder (NYT).

Lower East Side resident Collette McLafferty wants to prevent frivolous lawsuits and she’s hoping Sheldon Silver will no longer be standing in her way (Post).

Wolfpack, a documentary debuting at Sundance, chronicles the lives of seven kids locked in an apartment on the Lower East Side who learn about the outside world by watching films (LA Times).

A look at Corey Shaff’s 1990s Lower East Side films: Planet Ludlow and inside the Amato Opera building (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

d.b.a. is back (EV Grieve).

Blizzard Conditions Predicted in New York

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Are you ready for the big storm? The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning from 1 p.m. today through Tuesday midnight.

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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 | David Sierra took this photo on an icy Ludlow Street | Weather: A potentially huge storm is bearing down on New York. Light snow will turn heavy after midnight tonight. 18-24 inches expected. Schools, mass transit will likely shut down tomorrow. Today’s high will be 30 | Happening Today: We’ll be tracking the monster storm as well as developments in Albany; Sheldon Silver is expected to temporarily relinquish his duties today  | Send us your photos and tips. |  Subscribe to our daily email.


Reports: Sheldon Silver Has Agreed to Temporarily Give Up Speaker Duties

Sheldon Silver with DID President Jeanne Wilcke in 2011.

Downtown Political Club Urges Sheldon Silver to Step Down as Speaker

Photos: It Snowed on the Lower East Side!

Photos by Chris Castillo.

Photos by Chris Castillo.

Chris Castillo sent along some photos from our weekend snow storm.  Looks like we’ll see flurries until early evening hours.

Sheldon Silver is surrounded by elected officials and local activists at a recent event in Chinatown.

Sheldon Silver’s Arrest: How the Lower East Side is Reacting

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Council Member Margaret Chin on Sheldon Silver’s Legal Troubles

Morning Roundup: The Arrest of Sheldon Silver on Corruption Charges

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The morning papers are filled with stories about yesterday’s shocking arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges. The breathtaking allegations are rocking New York politics and, of course, Silver’s home district here on the Lower East Side. Here’s a roundup.

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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 | Today’s photo was taken by Lee Brozgol on the Allen Street pedestrian mall | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 40. Snow shoers this evening, turning into a “wintery mix” tomorrow | Happening Today: We’ll be tracking fallout from yesterday’s address of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver  | Send us your photos and tips. |  Subscribe to our daily email.


Breaking: Sheldon Silver Arrested This Morning on Federal Charges (Updated 10:36 a.m.)