Eyes on Essex

Good morning! On Essex Street by Canal Street, near the old Schames & Sons paint shop, by Roger Bultot.


Clinton Street Gridlock, Holiday Edition

All of a sudden, the Lower East Side has multiple Christmas tree vendors, including this operation alongside Target/Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. A local …


This is What’s Ahead For Community Board 3 in December

Most of us are still in holiday mode, but beginning next week Community Board 3 will be back to work. Here’s a look at …

2019, 11/26 - NYC - View from our terrace

Last Light

Sunset over the East River – Susan Levinson took this photo the other day.

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Essex Crossing Panel Discussion Takes Place Dec. 5

Coming up on Thursday, Dec. 5, the developers of Essex Crossing and community collaborators will participate in a panel discussion (“Private Means to Public …

Photo by Samantha and Mayer Sinensky.

Bursts of Color in the Lower East Side Sky

Photo by Samantha and Mayer Sinensky.

The weather might not have been ideal over the weekend, especially on Sunday. But the sunsets were pretty. …


The Market Line is Open Today at Essex Crossing

It’s grand opening weekend for the Market Line at Essex Crossing. Following a VIP preview last night, the subterranean shopping complex makes a long-awaited …

File photo.

Man Stabbed During Attempted Robbery in East Broadway Station

There was a violent incident in the East Broadway train station Wednesday morning. It happening around 9 a.m. According to cops, a man in his 20s was targeted by four other men who demanded money. …

Photos by Roger Bultot.

(Photos) Art Exhibition Precedes Destruction of Old Essex Street Retail Market

The new Essex Market has been open for about six months, and the old historic Essex Street Market building on the north side of Delancey Street will soon by knocked down to make room for yet another new apartment building as part of Essex Crossing. …

Photo via Twitter/@jeremyunger1.

City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …

Photo by Pat Arnow

(Opinion) Don’t Kill East River Park for a Bad Flood Plan

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and East River Park ACTION founder Pat Arnow. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

Blue Hill Troupe Edwin

Charity Funder Blue Hill Troupe Presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

The Blue Hill Troupe, a musical theater company that raises money for New York City charities while providing high quality theater performances, …


Samesa Becomes First Casualty of New Essex Market

The new Essex Market has its first flop. The shawarma counter, Samesa, has shut down just five months after the market moved into its …


East River Angst

Good morning! Activists on the Lower East Side are gearing up for today’s City Council hearing on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. They’re …