Pike Street at East Broadway, Wednesday evening.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state’s intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening. …

East River Esplanade; rendering from 2013.

City Agency Relents: Full East River Esplanade Project Moves Forward

The city bureaucracy works in mysterious ways. …

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline Design Workshop Takes Place Jan. 25

The team behind the Lowline underground park proposal will be stepping up their community outreach efforts in 2017. …

The Pickle Guys, 357 Grand St.

LES Food Roundup: Pickle Guys on the Move, Lucky Bee Brunch, Rabbit House Praise

Here’s what’s new on the Lower East Side food scene to start 2017. …

crime scene

Man Shot During Early Morning Incident at Hester and Essex Streets

Police are investigating a shooting early this morning on the Lower East Side. According to Channel 7, it happened at about 5 a.m. near …

A rally was held outside Rivington House in April of 2016.

Here’s What Happened on the Lower East Side in 2016

Take a look at the big stories on The Lo-Down this year. …

Sen. Squadron attended a media event outside Rivington House earlier this year.

Squadron Calls on City, State to Sue Former Rivington House Owner

Sen. Squadron attended a media event outside Rivington House earlier this year.

We made mention this morning of a somewhat vague report in the …

Chrystie Street, near Canal Street.

New Chrystie Street Bike Lane Makes Its Formal Debut

The city’s transportation commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, came to the Lower East Side today to celebrate the installation of a new two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street. …

Rendering shows huge new towers dotting the East Side waterfront.

Two Bridges Mega Projects: Residents Doubt Their Concerns Will Be Heard

Environmental review meetings are now underway. …

228 East Broadway.

Seward Park Co-op Weighs Air Rights Sale to Developers of Bialystoker Property

228 East Broadway.

There have been some interesting revelations in the last couple of weeks about the future of the former Bialystoker nursing home.

Proposed tower at 259 Clinton St. Rendering by Perkins-Eastman.

Mega-Tower Watch: Starrett Corp. Plans 62-Story Building at 259 Clinton St.

The final piece of the puzzle fell into place this evening in an ambitious transformation of a stretch of the East River waterfront that will include more than two-million square feet of mixed-use development and over 2,700 new apartments. …


Number of Chain Stores Drops on the Lower East Side in 2016

If you prefer independently run mom-and-pops over national chain stores, you’ll be happy to see the latest report from the Center for an Urban Future. …


Screening of “Who Killed Vincent Chin” at Chatham Square Library Dec. 17

Next Saturday, December 17, the Chatham Square Library will screen a 16mm print of the film Who Killed Vincent Chin? with a special guest, …

260 South St./Retail View

L+M and CIM Group Detail Massive Project in Two Bridges Area

L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group are unveiling plans tonight for a new project at 260 South St. that will add more than one-million square feet of residential and commercial space in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

5 Doyers St.

Chinese Tuxedo Opens at 5 Doyers St. Tonight

Another upscale restaurant makes its debut in Chinatown tonight. Grub Street reports that Chinese Tuxedo opens at 5 Doyers St., the inspiration of Australian transplant Eddy Buckingham and local contractor Jeff Lam. …