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MY LES: Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimenez

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with LES residents and La Petite Mort shop owners Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SLUTLUST). …

Swimmers in the Olympic size Hamilton Fish Pool at Pitt Street and Houston, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney 8/21/03

Hamilton Fish Pool Opens Tomorrow

New York City’s free outdoor pools will open for another summer season (finally!) tomorrow, including our local favorite, the Hamilton Fish Olympic size pool at Pitt Street and Houston. …

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Daredevil Tattoo Looks to Showcase Their One of a Kind Collection

Daredevil Tattoo co-owners Brad Fink and Michelle Myles recently came to the realization that that their collection of tattoo memorabilia was world-class. …

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“Moving Stories” Final Performance is Tonight

The Manny Cantor Center is hosting a screening and final performance for the conclusion of the Moving Stories project that local seniors have been …

A Lady Circus performer at the 5th Annual LES Film Festival's closing night party at Drom.

5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Wraps Up in Style

The Fifth Annual Lower East Side Film Festival wrapped up their 11-night run in typical wacky and wonderful fashion on Sunday night. …

The pool party at last year's "Gay Night" screening at the L.E.S. Film Festival at Sixty LES. This year's festival runs from June 11 - 21.

Arts Watch: L.E.S. Film Festival Gears Up For Year Five

We checked in with the Lower East Side Film Festival directors as they were preparing for their fifth annual extravaganza of screenings, panels and neighborhood shenanigans — all in the name of celebrating independent film. …

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We’ve Got More Great Rewards For Our Small Business Survival Campaign

“R2Dtupac” by Hanksy

We are excited to announce some more great rewards for our Small Business Survival Campaign backers. Lower East Side street artist …

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Arts Watch: Talking “Real” New York With Jim Gaffigan

We checked in with funnyman Jim Gaffigan while he was shooting a scene from his new series, The Jim Gaffigan Show, on location at the Bowery Ballroom this spring. …

The Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival is adding Empanadas this year at their populare block festival this Sunday, June 7.

Arts Watch: What To Do in June

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our June events calendar, out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week: …

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My LES: Luis Arce Mota

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with longtime resident and local chef Luis Arce Mota. …

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Two Local Girl Scouts Make Top 10 Cookie Sellers in NYC

Helen Purdy and Maddie Noveck, top Girl Scout Cookie sellers from local Brownie Troop 3051.

Two local Girl Scouts, troop mates Maddie Noveck, 8, …

Jordi Enrich Jorba's balloon being inflated in the Clemente Soto Velez parkinglot.

Arts Watch: Jordi Enrich Jorba’s “Nomadic Place” Comes to IDEAS CITY

Jordi Enrich Jorba with his test balloon, which will be inflated for performances and activities happening at IDEAS CITY this weekend.

We stopped by …

Lower East Side Film Fest

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

The Lower East Side Film Festival has announced its full lineup for their upcoming array of screenings, local parties and industry events to be …

Moving Stories

Seniors Combine Memory With Movement to Create “Moving Stories” at Manny Cantor

Moving Stories, an interactive project for senior citizens, brings some authentic flair to the idea of neighborhood walking tours. Created by local artist and …

Guerrilla Girls "Frida Kahlo," "Zubeida Agha" and "Kathe Kallowitz" in front of part of their exhibit at Abrons Arts Center.

Arts Watch: The Guerrilla Girls Celebrate 30 Years of Antics

Guerrilla Girls, the wonderfully notorious, and anonymous, collective of feminist masked avengers are currently celebrating three decades of subversive antics at the Abrons Arts Center. …