Lowline rendering by James Ramsey.

Lowline Update: Tech Lab Receives City Funding, Young Designers Show Off Ideas

William Rapfogel. Photo: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.

Rapfogel Sentenced, Begins Prison Term For Role in Met Council Scheme

Triangle at Division and Ludlow streets.

New Seating, Planters In-the-Works For Division Street Triangle


Essex Crossing Park to Have Play Area, Native Plantings, Abundant Seating

After community feedback, plans for the park on Broome Street are moving toward completion. …


Planned for Madison Street: A Microbrewery

Chinatown, now trending: A small brewpub is in the works at 116 Madison St., while another new restaurant eyes a space just down the block. …

Architectural drawings for the renovation of 399 Grand St., the former Noah's Ark Deli.

Comfort Diner Begins Construction, Plans Labor Day Opening

Any minute now, the demolition of the old Noah’s Ark Deli and the construction of the new Comfort Diner will begin. …

Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St.

Follow-up: Permits Approved for Angel Orensanz Repairs

Work is expected to begin within a week, and be completed by the end of the summer. …

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot produced by The Drilling Company opens its season with "Twelfth Night" on July 10. Photo credit: Claire Taddei.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s Last Season at Ludlow and Broome

The Drilling Company kicks off its ninth and final season of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot July 10 with a production of “Twelfth Night.” …

Four major projects are in the works. Map illustration by Kim Sillen. ©The Lo-Down

Revamping the East River Waterfront: A Multi-Faceted Plan

Protecting and improving the East River waterfront has become a major priority for city planners, as well as for Lower East Side residents. Here’s a look at what’s in the works in the years ahead. …

Shakespeare in the Parkinglot gears up for it's final season of the Bard's classics performed in the lot on Broome Street.

Arts Watch: What To Do in July

Shakespeare in the Parkinglot gears up for it’s final season of the Bard’s classics performed in the lot on Broome Street.

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An Essex Street Market Transition: So Long Batista Grocery, Hello Luna Brothers

95 Canal St. Photo from "Save LES Streets" web site.

“Save LES Streets” Site Launches to Track Intercity Bus Mess

Gary Barnett showed renderings of his Cherry Street affordable tower at CB3's land use committee.

Gary Barnett Meets the Locals, Details Plans at Former Pathmark Site

Grand Street between Crosby and Baxter streets. Photo via NYC Dept. of Design & Construction.

Grand Street Water Main Project Shifts to Bowery-Essex Streets

Katz's NYC - photo by thelodownny.com

Katz’s Deli Sues Florida Upstart For Unauthorized Use of Legendary Name (Updated)


Website of “Katz’s Deli” in Deerfield Park, Florida.

Katz’s Deli has been a Lower East Side mainstay for 126 years, but now there’s …