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Friday, May 25, 2018 | @gguten took this photo on Eldridge Street. | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 87. Partly cloudy tomorrow with afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 87. More rain on Sunday and 67. On Memorial Day, Monday, cloudy with a high of 71. | WE hope you have a great holiday. See you Tuesday!

Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

More Delays For East River Flood Barrier, as Federal Deadlines Loom

Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

There are more complications in the $760 million plan for a flood barrier …

The Market Line. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Doughnut Plant, Pickle Guys Coming to the Market Line at Essex Crossing

Four more vendors have been announced for the Market Line, a new subterranean shopping pavilion that’s part of the Essex Crossing project. …


Health Department Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign in Lower East Side Bars

The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine. …

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Alain Levitt took this photo on East Broadway, alongside Seward Park. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 81. | 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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Katra Film Series Spring Edition is Happening on the Bowery, Thursday, May 24

Our friends at Katra Film Series are hosting their Spring 2018 Edition tomorrow night from 6p – 10p at 217 Bowery (Katra Lounge, between …

City Council member Margaret Chin with Eladia Velez.

A Grand Street Celebration: Mama YaYa Turns 100

Mama YaYa celebrated her birthday in style on Saturday. And with good reason. The longtime Lower East Side resident, Eladia Velez, just turned 100! …

Renderings courtesy of James & karla Murray.

James & Karla Murray Launch Kickstarter For “Mom & Pops” Seward Park Installation

Back in February, we told you about a new installation in Seward Park from the local photographers James & Karla Murray. …

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Sleepless on the Lower East Side: Construction Noise Keeps Locals Awake

It was a sleepless night for some Lower East Side residents living near Essex Crossing. …


Here’s How You Can Help Ricky Leung’s Family

Ricky Leung’s family could use a little help. …

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | From @artdognyc this is the latest creation from @magdaloveart. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 82. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Local activists hang a banner from 141 Ridge St. Photo courtesy of Cooper Square Committee.

Steve Croman’s Tenants Deliver a Message They Hope He’ll Receive in Prison

Notorious Manhattan landlord Steven Croman isn’t expected to be released from prison until next month, but some of his tenants on the Lower East Side last week decided to give him an early welcome home present. …


Loisaida Festival Returns Sunday, May 27

Coming up on Sunday, May 27, the Loisaida Festival returns to Avenue C for its 21st year. …

Lower East Side Links

–Two bills, one proposed by local Council member Margaret Chin, will be introduced this week with the aim of curbing placard parking abuse. [Channel 5]

–Developer Michael Shah is buying a large collection of buildings from Silvershore Propoerties for more than $100 million. Most of the properties are in Brooklyn, but a couple are located on the Lower East Side. [The Real Deal]

–“The genteel racism behind the New York Times’ Canal Street gentrification” story: “There are about 26,000 people of Asian descent living in Chinatown, with 44 percent living below the poverty line. But they’re not represented in the Times story either in terms of historical context or modern-day opinion.” [Huffington Post]

–Desiree Cancela fled Puerto Rico for New York City after Hurricane Maria. She’s gotten a job and her daughter has been accepted at Manhattan Charter School on the Lower East Side. But Cancela can’t find an affordable place to live. She says a NYCHA supervisor told her, “Go back to Puerto Rico.” [BuzzFeed]

–Dan Sweeney, a bartender at the 11th Street Bar, is purchasing the establishment along with partners Diarmuid and Meghan Joye, the Lower East Side residents who own Donnybrook and Lucky Jack’s. [EV Grieve]

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Let’s rip up Clinton Street one more time, shall we? | Weather: Rain off-and-on today with a high of 68. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.