Sunrise Over the Williamsburg Bridge

Andrea Difiore (@andreadifiore62) caught the sunrise over the Williamsburg Bridge.

Susan levinson moon over LES

Moon Over the Lower East Side

Susan Levinson caught the moon hanging over 1 World Trade Center. If you would like to share a photo with The Lo-Down, send us …

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou with City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera  -- on the campaign trail last month.

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou Finally Declares Victory in Primary Election

We finally have some final outcomes from the pandemic primary. Election officials were overwhelmed with mail-in ballots for last month’s Democratic Primary. …

Puffy LES Clouds by Pat Arnow

Little Puffy Clouds on the L.E.S.

Photographer Pat Arnow (@patarnow) caught some gorgeous puffy clouds on the L.E.S. If you would like to share a photo with The Lo-Down, send …


Silver Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison; Must Surrender Aug. 26

As City & State’s First Read newsletter put it this morning, Sheldon Silver, “finally, honestly, truly for real this time is heading to prison.”

Doughnut Plant on Grand Street, NYC.

Doughnut Plant Closes Stores, Posts a Call to Action

In a troubling sign of the times, the popular dessert shop Doughnut Plant announced their decision to close all of their shops, “at least through August,” this past week. …

Gaia sign

Gaia Italian Cafe Announces Last Day at 251 East Houston

Beloved Italian cafe, Gaia, has announced via Facebook that Sunday, July 26th, will be its last day at the restaurant’s current location on Houston …

Williamsburg Bridge Evening Glow

Evening Glow on the Williamsburg Bridge

Mark Nazimova @marknazimova caught some beautiful end-of-a-summer day light as it was hitting the Willilmasburg Bridge. If you would like to share a photo …

265 East Houston St.

Former Assistant Charged in Murder of Tech Entrepreneur Fahim Saleh

Saturday morning in criminal court in Manhattan, 21-year old Tyrese Devon Haspil was charged with second degree murder, accused in the killing and dismemberment of tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, his former boss. …


Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

New York’s restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire. …


(Photos) Outdoor Dining on the Lower East Side

Both customers and restaurant owners were eager to give outdoor dining a try this week. Some businesses had more elaborate setups than others, and …


Congressional, State Races in Limbo Until Absentee Votes Are Counted

COVID-19 has upended just about everything in our lives. It was no different in New York’s primary election this past Tuesday. Since so many …

"Running to Protest" participants head north along the East River. All photos by Kari Jensen.

Speaking Out for Racial Justice on the Lower East Side

As racial justice protests continue here in New York City, here is a look at one of the recent events that took place at the East River Park Amphitheater. …


Starting Monday, Restaurants Begin Adapting to New Outdoor Dining Rules

Restaurants have been clamoring for permission from the city to open outdoor spaces for dining, and on Monday they get their wish. As part …

Seward Park June 2020

Seward Park Reopens After COVID-19 Closure (UPDATED)

UPDATE (06-22-20): The park jumped the gun a bit, over the weekend, but is now officially open.

UPDATE (06-20-20): The park was definitely open …