Frances Ha stillvia Rooftop Films
Rooftop Films opened this weekend with an advance screening of Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” to a controversial reception. Almost drowned out by a spectacular spring thunderstorm, the evening started in the elaborately painted auditorium of Open Road High School on the Lower East Side. The band Brazos played eerie, rousing, psychedelic … Continue reading
A police officer was shot at the Seward Park Extension July 5, 2012.
According to local news reports from Virginia, a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a police officer on the Lower East Side last summer has been taken into custody. The King William County Sheriff arrested Kenneth Siders, 35, after a “standoff … Continue reading
5 Crew Dynasty in ActionVia 5 Crew Dynasty website
Warm weather is here to stay. And with it comes a slew of outdoor events. This Saturday, the East River’s Solar One kicks off its First Ever Annual Almighty Foot Clan Anniversary B-Boy Battle. And that can only mean one thing— breakdancing and more breakdancing. This homegrown … Continue reading
One of two master plans for a new park at Pier 42.
Last night, members of Community Board 3 and local residents got their first look at master plan proposals for a large new park in the works at Pier 42. Two options outlined by Signe Nielsen of Mathews Nielsen, an architectural firm hired by the … Continue reading
Workers install Bike Share station at the Baruch Houses. Photo by Eusebio Rodriguez.
We already knew New York’s bike share program would be launching Memorial Day weekend. Now, here’s the official word from the city. The Department of Transportation announced a short time ago that Citi Bike debuts Monday, May 27 for annual members and June … Continue reading
Taylor Mead in his Ludlow Street apartment. Photo by Clayton Patterson.
There’s some sad news to report this morning. Taylor Mead, the legendary Lower East Side artist and actor, died in Colorado yesterday after suffering a stroke. Clayton Patterson, the LES documentarian, heard from Mead’s family late last night, and the news has been spreading on … Continue reading
Basketball City is being transformed for this weekend’s NADA Art Fair. Photo: NADA’s Facebook page.
The spring art fairs hit New York this week, as Frieze comes to Randall’s Island for a second year, and several satellite fairs pop up around town. Cutlog, a new multi-media fair from Paris, has taken over the Clemente Soto Velez … Continue reading
Amanda Browder in front of her FAB! installation. Photo by Tim Schreier.
Thanks to contributor Tim Schreier for these photos from the New Museum’s gigantic street festival on Saturday. (click through for a … Continue reading
For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with longtime local resident and merchant Frank Arroyo of Frank’s Bike Shop on Grand Street. (This story was first published in the May 2013 edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.)
How long have you lived … Continue reading
Mug shots of the suspects were displayed at the District Attorney’s press conference last month.
As we reported yesterday, a jury has found Lower East Side resident Mario Rodriguez, 25, guilty of attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shootings of three people on Stanton Street in 2010. It turns out Rodriguez has other … Continue reading
Sivan Harlap, Andrew States. Photo by The Lo-down.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Eastwood opened for business at 221 East Broadway. The new bar, run by Sivan Harlap and Andrew States, joins Pushcart Coffee and Malt & Mold in building a locally-owned, indie nitch in the historic “Mayflower Hotel” building at the corner of … Continue reading
Montage by Kim Sillen Gledhill.
Editor’s note: This story was first published in the May 2013 edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.
When Risa Needleman and Benjamin Tischer opened Invisible Exports, their sliver of a gallery at 14 Orchard St. in 2008, they joined a handful of independent-minded dealers fleeing the sterility of Chelsea … Continue reading
The Lo-Down Magazine – May 2013 by The Lo-Down
The May edition of our print magazine is hitting the streets today. This afternoon, you’ll start to see it at locations throughout the … Continue reading
IDEAS CITY FESTIVAL Courtesy of New Museum, New York. Photo: Clint Spaulding
If you think ideas are a dime a dozen, then you need to check out IDEAS CITY FESTIVAL, the second installment of the New Museum’s biennial festival that “explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are … Continue reading
Police are asking for help finding two suspects wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault and robbery of a 38-year old woman last week alongside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The incident happened Monday, April 15 at around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Grand and Chrystie streets. According to cops, the woman had … Continue reading