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Ice Coffee Champion to Be Crowned at Hester Street Fair

This weekend at the Hester Street Fair, it’s the second annual iced coffee competition. You buy a $10 ticket and are eligible to sample all of the contenders — and to vote for the winner. The victor will be announced between 5-6 p.m. …





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Sing in a Summer Choral Group at Two Bridges Music (Sponsored)

Founded in January 2014 by classical pianist July Yang, the Two Bridges Music program provides high quality music lessons at an accessible cost to …





Photos by Will Engelmann.

Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ is Closing, While Search For New Investors Continues

You unfortunately only have a few more days to sample Dewey Dufresne’s wonderfully creative sandwiches at BYGGYZ on Clinton Street. …

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Friday, June 22, 2018 | Summer in the City: Here’s a scene from the ABC Playground on East Houston Street. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a chance of rain and a high of 75. Thunderstorms tomorrow and 71. Scattered storms on Sunday with a high of 87. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Outrage in Two Bridges: Monday Rally to Protest Looming Mega-Tower Approval (Updated)

Local activists and elected officials are fuming today over a decision to release the Two Bridges Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) just as Community Board 3 is going on hiatus for the summer. …

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Family Fun Fitness Day at Pier 35 on Saturday

One day (we hope), Pier 35 will finally open, providing the Lower East Side with a new recreational space along the East River. On …

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Lower East Side Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing of Sister in Eldridge Street Apartment

A 60-year-old man, Chuen Lau, has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to the brutal murder of his sister in their Eldridge Street apartment. …

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Lee Brozgol took this photo on Allen Street in May. Seems appropriate this morning. | Weather: It doesn’t feel much like the first day of summer, but the rain won’t last all day. AM showers, partly cloudy skies in the afternoon with a high of 86. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Art Exhibition, “Citizens of the Bowery” Debuts at CitizenM Hotel

If you were on the Bowery last night, near Delancey Street, you witnessed quite a spectacle. …

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Another Year, Another Push to Activate Stanton Street Park Building

“It’s My Park Day” is coming to Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday (June 23). …

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Here’s the latest update from local photographers James and Karla Murray. Their Seward Park exhibition, “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.,” is 99% complete. Stay tuned for details about the opening celebration. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a few rays of sunshine in the morning, and a high of 82. Rain developing overnight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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AG-Approved Management Firm Hired For Steve Croman’s Buildings

The state attorney general has apparently selected a firm to manage Steven Croman’s New York City rental properties. …

Protest held at 85 Bowery, June 18, 2018.

85 Bowery Tenants Demand Firm Return Date 5 Months After Displacement

Residents of 85 Bowery and community organizers are accusing their landlord, Joseph Betesh, of reneging on an alleged promise of a guaranteed return date. …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Forsyth Plaza/Manhattan Bridge. | Weather: Another hot and humid day ahead: Mostly sunny with a high of 90. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photo by Jeffrey Lee.

Adirondack Creamery Founder Hosts Ice Cream Social in Support of Syrian Refugees

Coming up on Wednesday, Lower East Side resident Paul Nasrani will be hosting an ice cream social in the neighborhood to raise awareness of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. …