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Daredevil Tattoo Looks to Showcase Their One of a Kind Collection

Daredevil Tattoo co-owners Brad Fink and Michelle Myles recently came to the realization that that their collection of tattoo memorabilia was world-class. …

Orchard Street looking south from Hester Street.

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



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LES Young Historians Dig Into Catherine Street’s Tap Dancing Roots (Part 2)



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LES Young Historians Unearth Tap Dancing’s Catherine Street Origins



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Public Library Debuts Location-Based Archival Photo Tool



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LES BID, Artist Kim Sillen Create New Public Art Project on Orchard Street



Photo credit: East Village parents & Child-Onno de Jong.

LES Preservation Initiative Celebrates Landmarks Law With Photo Show



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Lower East Side History Month Kicks Off in May



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Holocaust Survivors Honored on 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Buchenwald

Holocaust survivors and their families were honored yesterday at the Manny Cantor Center in a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program commemorating the 70th Anniversary …

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An Ode to Ratner’s Delicatessen

After the recent departure of the Sleepy’s mattress store on Delancey Street, the old shadow from the former Ratner’s Delicatessen sign was exposed, triggering many residents’ memories of the old kosher dairy. Thanks to Lo-Down reader Jesse Ash for sending along this poem and the link to a great NY Public Library archive of Ratner’s menu from 1987. …

"St. Patrick's Day Parade in Union Square, c. 1874. Source: Library of Congress."

On St. Patrick’s Day, Recalling the Parade’s Lower East Side Origins



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Chatham Square Library to Host Discussion on Historic Poetry From Detained Chinese Immigrants

 

The folks at the Chatham Square Library are hosting what looks to be an interesting program about the poetry left by Chinese immigrants on …

Essex Street, 1976. Image transferred from film by Ranjan Roy.

A Glimpse of G & S Sporting Goods in 1976, Before the Store Fades Away



Rge dearly departed Pink Pong on Ludlow Street. Photo by Robert K. Chin.

Panel Talk August 5: Can Beloved NYC Restaurants Be Saved?



Multi-media artists Lora Nova and Theresa Loong presenting an early version of "Feed Me a Story" on the Ellis Island Ferry." Their latest series of stories are part of the FABLES Public Art project.

Arts Watch: “Feed Me a Story” Dishes Up Seniors’ Secret Family Recipes

Beginning this week, multimedia artists Theresa Loong and Laura Nova will be plastering extremely large photos of plates of food on the wall inside First Street Green Park at the corner of East Houston Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan. …