The artist Christo and Parks Commisioner William Castro with students artists from the School for Global Leaders 378M. Photo by The Lo-Down

LEAP Student Artists Present Public Art Piece in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Christo and Parks Commisioner William Castro came to support student artists from the local School for Global Leaders 378M last Friday as they unveiled a new public work at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. …


Photos: Newsies at the Manny Cantor Center

Reminder: Fun & Games at Gulick Park Tomorrow

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A Parent’s Perspective: Getting to Know New Amsterdam School

Robbi K and Friends

Robbi K and Friends come to Manny Cantor Center

Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K has been keeping the beat for 33 years and this Sunday at Manny Cantor Center she kicks …

LES History Month

Arts Watch: What To Do in May

Here’s our list of noteworthy events happening on the Lower East Side this month: …


Manny Cantor Center Kicks Off Monthly LES Kids Rock Concert Series

The Deedle Deedle Dees.

Need a place to jump and shout with your rock n roll kids?  This Sunday, April 27th,  The Manny Cantor …

spura school parcel

A New School at Essex Crossing: Will It Be Built, Whose Kids Will It Educate?

In our March 2014 cover story, we look at the community-based campaign to bring a new public school to the large mixed-use development planned on the Lower East Side. …

Downtown Art

Downtown Art Seeks Young Actors for Upcoming Show

Our friends at Downtown Art, a company that works with teens in the community to create vibrant, interactive performances, is holding auditions for their upcoming …

2014 ALG Softball Flyer

ALG Community Center Now Registering Girls’ Softball Teams


Our friends at the ALG Community Center are reaching out to invite girls between the ages of 4 – 23 years old to …

Adopt Chihuahua Nilla

Adopt Nilla

Our Associate Editor, Jennifer Strom, is currently fostering a friendly and adorable Chihuahua.

Register For All-Girls Softball League Beginning This Weekend

It’s the only all-girls softball league on the Lower East Side.  Registration opens tomorrow. See the flyer above for details.


coldest day in NYC photo by Robin Schatell

How Cold Is It?

Our contributor Robin Schatell sent along this photo from yesterday and noted, “Coldest day since 1896 and we’ve got the iPhone to prove it!”

Three Kinfs Day on Suffolk Street, 2013.

Teatro SEA Celebrates Three Kings Day This Afternoon

It might be a little soggy, but Suffolk Street will still feel festive this afternoon as Teatro SEA returns with its Three Kings Day celebration. …

PS 42 Holiday Fundraiser

PS 42 to Host Holiday Fundraiser on Friday

Our friends at PS 42 would like to invite you to their holiday party and annual fundraiser.