Kathleen Thomas, at left, and Susan King, at right,  voted early at the Campos Plaza Community Center on Sunday. Photo by Kari Jensen.

New Yorkers Flock to Early Voting Stations in Droves

Not known for sitting back, New Yorkers turned out in record numbers to vote this past weekend. …

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Early Voting Begins; Long Lines on the Lower East Side

There are reports of long lines across New York City, the first day of early voting for the 2020 General Election. It’s definitely the …

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A Reminder, On the Williamsburg Bridge

An evening photo by Elizabeth Scaffidi from The Williamsburg Bridge reminds us to vote. Early voting in NYC starts tomorrow, Oct. 24 and runs …

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A Misty View – Grand Ferry Park

John Maher sent along this moody picture of Grand Ferry Park, along the East River. If you would like to share a photo with …

Photos by Fannie Ip. District Leader Caroline Laskow and City Council candidate Jenny Low were two of the 20 people who participated.

Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park Holds 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” Event

Organizer Fanny Ip sent along these photos from the Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” event, held over the weekend. Friends of MTP, is a volunteer group currently working to get funding for the renovations, revitalization and maintenance at Montgomery Triangle Park …

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Fall, Arriving in Seward Park

Fall is slowly arriving in Seward Park. If you would like to share a photo with The Lo-Down, send us an email at tips@thelodownny.com …

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Essex Market Offers Free Pumpkin Decorating For the Whole Family

Essex Market hosts a free family event next Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am – 12:00 pm. You can find them on Broome Street, between Essex …

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Painting on Pier 35

It was a nice sunny, fall day for an outdoor painting class at Pier 35 yesterday. This photo is by Roger Bultot. If you …

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Petisco Vegano is Closing After 15 Years at 189 East Broadway

The economic impact of the pandemic is being felt across the Lower East Side. The latest casualty is Cafe Vegano, the well-liked local restaurant …

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Ice & Vice Will Permanently Close Lower East Side Shop

Another Lower East Side business has been forced to close permanently due to COVID-19. The ice cream shop at 221 East Broadway, Ice & Vice, made the announcement through it social media channels: …

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NYC Rental Market Picks Up as Landlords Offer Deals

There was a lot of eye-rolling in the past several months every time one of those, “New York real estate is dead-people are fleeing …

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New Report Details Impact of COVID-19 on NYC Restaurants

A new report by the state comptroller’s office paints a bleak picture of the road ahead for the New York City restaurant industry. In 2019, restaurants and bars accounted for about 1 in 12 private sector jobs in New York City. …

Photo by Susan Levinson on Oct. 1, 2020

Sunset on the Lower East Side

Photo by Susan Levinson on Oct. 1, 2020

Our sunsets have been phenomenal lately and Susan Levinson keeps catching them.

If you would like …

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“Off Track Betty,” a Short Film About the Changing Lower East Side, Featured in Online Exhibition

Here’s another chance to catch “Off Track Betty,” a short film we featured about the disappearing Lower East Side, which was shot before the Essex Crossing development began. Many of the locations used for the story no longer exist. …

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In October, CB3 Will Discuss NYC Ferry Service, Proposed Grand Street Towers

Here’s a look at some of the topics Community Board 3 will be digging into next month.

–On Thursday, Oct. 15, members of the …