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Building Facade Collapse Closes Businesses at 95 Delancey (Updated)

Large chunks of cement from the front of 95 Delancey (between Ludlow and Orchard) came crashing down around 1 a.m. this morning. Luckily, no …

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Bowery History Celebrated With Large Scale Signage Project

Beginning on July 5, a series of 64 large scale placards will be installed at important addresses along the Bowery, celebrating the unique history of New York City’s oldest thoroughfare. …

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ICP Museum on the Bowery Opens With Exhibition, “Public, Private, Secret”

The show examines various concepts of privacy today, in relation to the need for public visibility and self-validation in our “post-internet,” age. …

Family Portrait 2004, from The Lams of Ludlow Street, by Thomas Holton

Photographer Thomas Holton Brings “Lams of Ludlow” to Chinatown Tomorrow Night

Photographer Thomas Holton began taking pictures of the Lam family in 2002 and continued to do so, on and off, for 13 years. …

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TOTAH Gallery Debuts New Kenny Scharf Mural on Stanton Street

TOTAH Gallery recently opened a new space on the Lower East Side. To mark the occasion, painter and street artist, Kenny Scharf created a mural on the gallery facade at 183 Stanton St. …

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L.E.S. Film Fest Announces 2016 Winners

The 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival winners were announced at the closing night party at 310 Bowery last night. …

Lower East Side Links

- Two “Manhattan millennials” plan to protest an annual Chinese dog eating festival held in China’s southern Yulin province by bringing nearly a dozen dogs …

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Woman carrying her big kitty, on Allen and Delancey by Pat Arnow.

Friday, June 17, 2016 | This photo is from Pat Arnow: “Woman …

Lower East Side Links

- A classic Orchard Street “old school” shop, New Era Factory Outlet, gets a feature in the Times. Yelpers love it for last minute, low-priced …

Clinton Street Closure. Photos by Sara Brittany Somerset (@BritGeo)

Clinton Street Closed to Traffic Through Friday

Lo-Down contributor Sara Brittany Somerset (@BritGeo) sent us these photos today, noting the traffic coming off the Williamsburg Bridge cannot turn on to Clinton Street, as it is closed this week (above Delancey) due to ongoing construction. …

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Here’s a shot of the rectory building at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s …

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Juneteenth Celebration in M’Finda Kalunga Garden is Sunday, June 19

Our friends at M’Finda Kalunga Garden are hosting their annual Juneteenth Celebration this Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Sara …

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Photos: Essex Crossing Pours Cement at Site 5

Thanks to local resident Kami Scott for sending along the latest photos of the Essex Crossing construction site 5. These were taken over the …

Lower East Side Links

- Art critic Jerry Saltz has only high praise for LES gallery CANADA and its current exhibit, “Make Painting Great Again,” but worries for its …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: A Falafel-Off!

It’s always good to compare cheap eats in the neighborhood. AndrewAndrew decided to compare falafels from two local spots on Rivington Street. Here’s their …