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. …

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Suspect in Attacks on Asian Women Found Dead in Elevator Shaft

Orchard Street looking south from Hester Street.

Preservation Groups Ask Landmarks Commission to Declare Lower East Side Historic District

File photo: East River Ferry.

Lower East Side Ferry Dock Will Be Located Near East River Bandshell

Image via The Cast's Facebook page.

The Cast Closes Its Store at 71 Orchard St.


Chinatown Working Group Regroups As Resignations Keep on Coming

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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. …

100 Norfolk St. rendering; ODA Architecture.

From the Magazine: Luxury Condos on the Lower East Side Break a New Price Barrier

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

Rewards Galore! Treats From Melt Bakery, Cheeky Sandwiches, Thelma On Clinton and More

We’re heading into the final stretch of our Small Business Survival Campaign. Our yearlong reporting project will only be funded if we meet our …

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Russ & Daughters Becomes Community Partner in Our Small Business Survival Campaign

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Splitsville Lanes Plans Bowling/Entertainment Complex at Essex Crossing

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

We Need Your Help: Support Our Small Business Survival Campaign Today!

We’re launching a yearlong reporting project focused on Small Business Survival on the Lower East Side. Please support our crowdfunding campaign today to make …

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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 …