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Annual Loisaida Festival Returns This Sunday

The annual Loisaida Festival returns on Sunday, May 29, for its 29th year of celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino culture and heritage throughout the …

East Broadway this morning. Photo by Julie Huang.

Emergency Units on the Scene of Manhole Fire at 138 East Broadway

Thanks to Lo-Down readers Paul Cackler and Julie Huang for sending along photos from the scene on East Broadway this morning, where the block between Rutgers and Pike Street has been closed off due to a manhole fire. …

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that participated in Feed Me a Story's latest installment of recipes for their historical "video cookbook."

“Feed Me a Story” Debuts Video Cookbook in Essex Market

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that …

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New York Funny Songs Festival Kicks off 5th and Final Fest This Thursday

The 5th and final New York Funny Songs Fest kicks off this Thursday, May 19th at The Unicorn (105 Henry St. at Pike St.). …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: The Lucky Bee

We sent AndrewAndrew to The Lucky Bee, the hot pink hot spot on Broome Street. The restaurant just debuted its new dinner menu. Here …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Suffolk Arms

Suffolk Arms is known for fantastic cocktails, but we wanted to know about the food. Here’s AndrewAndrew‘s excellent review.



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“DelanceyLudlow RivingtonNorfolk,” Featuring Found Objects, Opens at Chuchifritos Tomorrow

The Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market debuts Chilean Artist Denise Treizman’s DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk tomorrow night from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. …

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra (the via New Museum)

New Museum Premieres Five New Solo Exhibitions

Artists Andra Ursuţa, Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Cally Spooner, and Beatriz Santiago Munoz have each been given a floor at the New Museum for their new exhibitions which open collectively today. …

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Journalist Ray Suarez to Kick Off Jane Jacobs Lecture Series at the Museum at Eldridge

Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street are partnering with the Center For the Living City to present a yearlong commemorative lecture series …

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Join in – “LES STORIES: Community Chalking” This Sunday

This Sunday, May 1st, Lower East Side History Month kicks off with their annual LES STORIES: Community Chalking event. The volunteer collaboration is focused …

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Essex Street Market to Host Annual Block Party on May 21st

The Essex Street Market has announced their annual block party will be on Saturday, May 21st from 12pm – 5pm. This year marks the …

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Construction Crane Tipped on Essex Street

It looks like a crane has tipped onto a building at 133 Essex St., near Rivington. Emergency vehicles are on the scene where the …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…



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“Famous Nathan” Film About Nathan’s Hot Dogs to Screen at City Lore

City Lore has added a special screening to their current exhibition Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island. On Thursday, April 28, they …

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My LES: Claw Money

We are excited about the return of our popular feature, “My L.E.S.,” the series that spotlights people who live and work on the Lower East Side. This month, we spoke with graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur Claudia Gold, a.k.a. Claw Money. …