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Lower East Side Rainbow

Thanks for this magical photo taken on the Lower East Side last night by Jennifer Rucker, who wrote: “After a day of terrible rain …

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Drummer Amos Gabia Pays Tribute to Essential Workers, Entertains Neighbors

 

A local resident sent along these uplifting video clips. The Lo-Down reader noticed Ghanian drummer, Amos Gabia, coming out every evening at 7pm …

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Supermoon Sighting on the Lower East Side

Thanks to Dave Bolotsky for sending along this photo of the pink “supermoon” as it was rising across the East River. Last night’s full moon …

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Local Collective Creates Initiative to Help With the NYC Medical Gear Shortage

Here’s a local group of a group of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and product managers inspired by Governor Cuomo’s call to action. If you can …

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Keeping NYC’s Healthcare Workers in Mind

A sign, draped over the Delancey Street overpass, says it all in these days of COVID-19. Photo from LES resident Tommy Loeb, who writes: …

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Burglary at Grand Street Settlement’s Rutgers Community Center

Unfortunate news from our friends at Grand Street Settlement: Here is a media alert about a burglary that took place at Grand St. Settlement’s …

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7pm on the Lower East Side, “Clap Because We Care”

New York City residents hunkered down at home are honoring the health care and essential workers who are on the front lines, during this …

The swings at Sol Lain Playground were empty April 2. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown. …

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Falcon Break

Thanks to Rosella Albanese for sending along this view from her balcony.

Left: Kimlau Square a week ago; right: Kimlau Square Sunday, Oct. 8. Photos by Lee Berman.

(Opinion) It’s Long Past Time For Our City to Give the Homeless the Resources and Compassion They Deserve

The following op/ed was written by Lee Berman, a Lower East Side district leader, regarding this past weekend’s shocking murders of four homeless men in Chinatown. …

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Women Arrested After Trying to Hang Banner off Manhattan Bridge

Traffic was delayed and the bike ramp was shut down this morning as officers stopped three women from unfurling a banner on the Manhattan Bridge bike path. …

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Fall Comes to Corlears Hook Park

Good Morning! At last, the leaves are turning here on the Lower East Side. With such warm temperatures lately it has taken a while, …

Fire at 188 E. 1st Ave., between 11th and 12th Streets. Photo by James and Karla Murray

A 6-Alarm Fire Broke Out at 188 First Ave. Early This Morning

ABC7 News is reporting eleven firefighters and three residents were injured in the blaze that broke out around 2am this morning at 188 First Ave., between 11th and 12th streets in the East Village. The fire broke out on the first floor of the five-story tenement …

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Skating Under the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square Looms Nearby

photo by Mike McCabe

Good morning. Here’s a nice shot of Coleman Skate Park, under the Manhattan Bridge, from Mike McCabe (@manhattanreviewofunnaturalacts). The view …

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Morning View Across Seward Park

Good morning. Here’s a lovely view, taken by L.J. Martin (@archaicsoul), looking across Seward Park, towards the Forward Building and beyond. The weather is …