Alan van Cappelle.

Seven New Members Join Community Board 3

Usually at about this time, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office puts out a master list of annual community board appointments. We haven’t seen this year’s version, but the new appointees have been added to Community Board 3’s website. …

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State Attorney General Opens Rivington House Investigation (Updated)

The state attorney general has opened an inquiry into the Rivington House matter, in which the city lifted a deed restriction on the former nursing home. …

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(Opinion) Dear Mayor: Find A Way to Make Things Right at Rivington House

This opinion piece was written by K Webster, a member of Community Board 3 and a leader of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition. …


St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery Highlights Gun Violence Against Youth During Holy Week

Thanks to Lo-Down reader Dolores Schaefer for sending along info about this annual exhibit on gun violence from St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. …


Sponsored: Recycle Your E-Waste This Sunday at Tompkins Square

Our friends at the Lower East Side Ecology Center are hosting their Spring e-waste recycling event at Tompkins Square Park this Sunday, March …


Only A Few More Days to Sign Up For Grand Street CSA

Here’s our annual message from the Grand Street CSA:

Spring is definitely in the air, and it’s almost time for summer’s fruits and vegetables! …

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Photos: Art Show Gala Preview to Benefit Henry Street Settlement

Steve Martin. Photos by Alex Escalante.

The Art Show Gala Preview is definitely an uptown event, but the Lower East Side still plays a …

East River Waterfront. File photo.

Community Development Corp. Created For East River Waterfront

As you probably know, a lot is happening on the East River Waterfront. The federal and city governments have committed more than $600 million to build a flood protection system and new recreational areas from East 23rd Street to the Battery. …

Rep. Nydia Velazquez and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined AAFE staff and business owners yesterday.

Velazquez Touts Renewal of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, were in the neighborhood yesterday to talk up the rejuvenation of a Hurricane Sandy emergency loan program. …


LES History Month 2016 Announced; Open Call to Participate

Our friends at Fourth Arts Block (FAB) sent along their announcement for the third annual Lower East Side History Month. The month-long series of local events will take place in May 2016, kicking off with the popular #LESStories, an interactive chalking project, on Sunday, May 1st and Monday, May 2nd. …

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After Many Delays, Security Door Finally Installed at “Baruch Addition” Building

The seniors at the Baruch Addition public housing complex bundled up this afternoon and joined State Sen. Daniel Squadron to celebrate a victory years in the making. …

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden's Facebook page.

Advocacy Group Says Siempre Verde Community Garden Has Won Permanent Protection

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden’s Facebook page.

During the past three years, Lower East Side activists have been fighting to save a public …

Good Companions Senior Center.

New Ramp is Part of Face Lift For Good Companions Senior Center

Good Companions Senior Center.

It took almost a decade to complete, but everyone was all smiles at the Good Companions Senior Center Friday for …

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Photos: Jets Running Back Bilal Powell at the Bowery Mission

Photos courtesy of Bombas.

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell spent some time at the Bowery Mission yesterday, helping to serve breakfast and …


Zero Food Waste Popup Debuts This Coming Weekend

miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) has an interesting project coming up this week. It’s the Zero Waste Food Popup, opening Saturday at …