Subway Stairwell on Essex Street to Close For Three Months

Beginning next week, you won’t be able to use the stairs leading to and from the subway station on the southeast side of Delancey …

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Happy Lunar New Year From Chinatown!

Good morning! Were you in Chinatown yesterday for the big Lunar New Year parade? If not, @psychopooch has got you covered.


Grand Street Perch

Good morning! Andrea DiFiore took this photo at Grand and Clinton streets.

Canarsie Tunnel. MTA Photo.

MTA Releases a Few More Details About L Train Repair Plan

The MTA is dribbling out more details about the impact on commuters of the looming Canarsie Tunnel repair project. While the governor canceled the full L Train shutdown, there will still be significant service disruptions when work begins this spring. …


View From the Bridge

John Maher took this photo from the pedestrian deck of the Manhattan Bridge.


Rehabilitation of Luther Gulick Park Set to Begin in March

Just a couple of months after The Lo-Down came into being, in June of 2009, a grass-roots campaign to revitalize Luther Gulick Park on …


Allen Street Desolation

Here’s a look at a barren stretch of Allen Street that remains untouched years after a failed effort to revive all of the pedestrian …

Stanton Street Building Rally New (2)

A Rally for the Return of the Stanton Street Building as a Community Space (Updated)


Here’s one way to spend part of your Valentine’s Day:

WHAT: On Thursday February 14th, Council Member Margaret Chin …


Man Shot by Cops This Morning in Building Near Cherry and Pike Streets (Updated)

A man was shot during an incident with police this morning near Cherry and Pike streets. He’s hospitalized in critical condition.

It happened around …


Two Tug Boats

Good morning! Minnie Michalski took this recent photo from per perch not far from the East River.

ForFreedoms in collaboration with the Gordon ParksF oundation, IAmYou, Madison, Wisconsin, 2018, Photograph by Maryam Ladoni

ICP Announces Winter/Spring 2019 Exhibitions

The International Center for Photography (ICP) Museum has two new exhibits opening tomorrow, Feb. 8, 2019, at 250 Bowery: For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? and Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. …


Uptown View

Good morning! Susan Levinson took this photo from her terrace.

Rivington House, 2/5/2019.

Coming up at Community Board 3: Rivington House, NYC Half, East River Resiliency

Here was the scene at the former Rivington House nursing home yesterday: water pouring out of the building. As you might recall, Mount Sinai Health System signed a letter of intent to take over the scandal-plagued property. …


Sunrise on the Lower East Side

Good morning! Here’s a beautiful shot of this morning’s sunrise from Puma Perl.

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Le Turtle Shutters on Chrystie Street After More Than Four Years

If you’ve been meaning to make it to Le Turtle, the self-proclaimed “French new wave” spot on Chrystie Street, you’re too late. The fashionable restaurant served its last meal Jan. 26. …