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Hester Street Fair Hosts Virtual Vintage Fashion Flea Market, May 30 – June 1

Depop, a digital social shopping marketplace, has teamed up with the local Hester Street Fair to create a “virtual fair for vintage fashion finds” …

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Local Spots Look Ahead to Full Service Reopening in June and July

Uplifting news came from Mayor DeBlasio this week as he announced “Phase 1″ reopening for curbside and in-store retail pickup, and non-essential construction and manufacturing, can resume on June 8, 2020. …

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Arts Festivals and Venues Bravely Forge On, Online

As New York City soldiers on under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, arts organizations are re-inventing themselves online and finding ways to continue …

LES Enfants de Boheme is now offering a limited menu for takeout.

Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Doughnuts and More, Now Available for Pickup and Delivery on the LES

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 brings a new batch of local spots opening for takeout and delivery, with temporary hours and limited menus, as we continue to shelter at home (*sigh*). Here are some highlights we’ve added to our updated list – it’s getting big! …

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Coronavirus Update: More Local Spots Open For Takeout and Delivery, Looking Towards Full Reopening

More local spots re-opened this week, offering takeout and delivery, in new and creative ways. Many are making tentative plans as they look towards …

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Artists in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation With The Wooster Group’s Kate Valk

What is this…Week 9 or 11? Day 56 or something…since we’ve sheltered-in-place? New York Tough as the Governor said. NY Smart, too. And creative and proud. We make music every night at 7pm for our healthcare workers–spontaneous, cacophonous, improvisational—ok, so we stole the idea from Italy, but we made it our own. …

Photo via @bacaronyc. They are offering a special "Mother's Day pop-up shop on Saturday, May 9, 2020"

Coronavirus Update: Mother’s Day Essentials, Care Pack Pastries and More

Here’s an update on more local spots reopening this week. Many are finding creative ways to adapt, re-inventing themselves as grocers and offering take home meal kits and cocktails, prepped and ready to cook (or mix) yourself… …

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Coronavirus Update: Pickles, Tamales, Cocktails and More

Here’s our updated list of local spots offering pickup and delivery, plus some highlights featuring new openings, options and special events. First, some highlights:



Blue Angels over the Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Rik Moran @rikmoran

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Salute COVID-19 Responders

Thanks to our readers who sent along these great photos and videos of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flyover earlier today. …

Frank Arroyo stands in the doorway of Frank's Bike Shop as he helps Jayy Hubbard, whose seatpost is stuck. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Bike Shops Are More Essential Than Ever

It’s been about a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down nonessential businesses, but then failed to include bike shops on the original list of essential workplaces that could stay open. Bike shops were soon added after an outcry from bicycle advocates. Since then, bike shops have been a crucial resource to the city’s two-wheeled commuters, some who cycle to avoid riding subways. …

Eastwood owners Sivan Harlap and Andrew States offering drinks and food at their friendly new "take out" windows.

Coronavirus Update: Staying Open Means Staying Nimble and Creative (UPDATED LIST)

Here’s an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We’re also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current “on-line-only” reality: …

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Lower East Side Rainbow

Thanks for this magical photo taken on the Lower East Side last night by Jennifer Rucker, who wrote: “After a day of terrible rain …

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Drummer Amos Gabia Pays Tribute to Essential Workers, Entertains Neighbors

 

A local resident sent along these uplifting video clips. The Lo-Down reader noticed Ghanian drummer, Amos Gabia, coming out every evening at 7pm …

A sign on the entry door (at right) at New Kam Man supermarket informs customers that masks must be worn. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Some Local Stores Now Requiring Customers to Wear Masks

As coronavirus lockdown is in full swing in New York, some pharmacies and a few stores in the Lower East Side and Chinatown are requiring that customers wear masks or face coverings. These are just some of the measures retailers are taking to protect staff and customers from COVID-19 spread… …

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Local Collective Creates Initiative to Help With the NYC Medical Gear Shortage

Here’s a local group of a group of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and product managers inspired by Governor Cuomo’s call to action. If you can …