Rendering of New Trader Joe's at Essex Crossing.

Yes, Trader Joe’s is Coming to Essex Crossing. Don’t Believe the Silly Rumormongering

Stop the madness! Trader Joe’s is coming to the new Essex Crossing project. No amount of ridiculous rumormongering will change that. …

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Banksy Returns to NYC, Takes Spotlight on the Bowery Wall

Anonymous street artist royalty, Banksy, has returned to NYC after a 5 year hiatus with a Bowery Wall takeover that he’s utilizing to draw attention to the controversial incarceration of Zehra Doğan, the Turkish journalist and artist who was jailed for painting a watercolor of a photo of a war-torn city. …

Renderings: New East River waterfront with proposed towers.

Local Groups Wait For Developers’ Next Move, as Campaign to Fight Waterfront Towers Inches Forward

The environmental review for three mega-towers in the Two Bridges area is several months behind schedule, but most community activists aren’t complaining. …

530 Grand St 2BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property

Extra large layout with double exposures in the Hillman co-op! Wide foot print of this 10th floor home allows for multiple configurations to suit your living needs. Generously proportioned living room has plenty of space for entertaining and open western views. …

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Friday, March 16, 2018 – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend | Joel Raskin took this photo looking across East River Park to Brooklyn. | Weather: Partly cloudy and windy today with a high of 39. Mostly sunny and 48 tomorrow. Sunny and 46 on Sunday. |  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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Passover is Almost Here: Pickle Guys’ Horseradish Schtick Returns

Maybe this will make you feel like spring is on its way. …


Community Visioning Planned to Address Traffic Tie-ups Around Essex Crossing

For many months, local residents, elected officials and Community Board 3 have been pressuring the city to do something about the traffic bottleneck at Clinton Street and Grand Street. …


Choosing the Best Bus Provider in Manhattan (Sponsored)

Coordinating group transportation in a congested city like New York isn’t always easy. It often requires sifting through multiple bus rental providers, estimates, and amenity options. To save you time, we’ve outlined the biggest considerations for chartering a bus in NYC …

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Mosco Street Will Be Closed For Three Months

One of our favorite blocks, Mosco Street, is going to be closed for three months starting next Monday, March 19. …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 | H. Spencer Young took this photo along the East River. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds this morning, then showers expected later with a high of 48. | 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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Bar Alaska Opens at 174 Rivington St.

Another theme bar is giving it a go at 174 Rivington St. …


First Signs of New Target Store Appear on Grand Street

The first big commercial ventures will be opening up later this year at Essex Crossing. …


Henry Street Settlement Celebrates Job Search Success Stories

Anyone looking for inspiration in dealing with life’s setbacks would have been assured of finding it at Henry Street Settlement’s Workforce Development Center this …

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | @gguten took this photo on the East River Esplanade several days ago. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds this morning with flurries possible in the afternoon. More high winds today with a high of 43. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Glossblack Mural Gives Ludlow/Canal Corner a New Look

Here’s something new on the northwest corner of Ludlow Street and Canal Street. …