LES 5K Revel Run, In Remembrance of Pavel Lempert

Nearly 200 Lower East Siders came together Sunday for the first annual LES 5K Revel Run, which was formed in the memory of Lower East Sider Pavel Lempert, who passed away in August of 2017 at 52 from complications of laryngeal carcinoma. …


Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …

photo by The Lo-Down

Trader Joe’s Lower East Side Store Announces October 19th Opening

Trader Joe’s has released a statement announcing an October 19th opening at their new Lower East Side store at 400 Grand Street. The company will celebrate with a grand opening event including “live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more,” …

Photo by Tommy Loeb.

NYPD Rescues Man From Williamsburg Bridge

Police yesterday rescued a man who was threatening to jump from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

Anne Saxelby, Feb. 2014.

Anne Saxelby is Closing Essex Market Stall, and Will Not Open in New Market

It’s a big blow for the Essex Street Market. On Saturday, a letter went up alongside Saxelby Cheesemongers’ stall announcing that the business, a stalwart in the historic public market, would be closing its Lower East Side location at the end of this month. …

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New Essex Street Market Opening Delayed Until 2019

The old Essex Street Market has served its purpose for 78 years. Turns out, the 1940 building on the northeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets will be put to use for at least a few weeks longer. …

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Politicking on the L.E.S. – Schmears, Raisins, Matzo Balls and More!

Russ & Daughters Cafe made cameos in the political scene recently as two local candidates running in today’s primary (have you voted yet?) made dubious food orders that drew ire from New Yorkers across party lines. …

File photo.

Employee Attacked During Robbery at Seward Park Liquors

Police are looking for a suspect who robbed Seward Park Liquors on Ludlow Street yesterday, and attacked a store clerk. …

Photo by Whitney Browne, 2014.

Remembering Paul Taylor’s Lower East Side Years

Throughout the long weekend, tributes poured in for Paul Taylor, the brilliant and prolific modern dance choreographer. …


Mayor Trumpets Launch of Lower East Side Ferry Route

Mayor de Blasio came to the Lower East Side this morning to herald the arrival of the sixth and final route in the city’s new ferry system. …


Quiet Times at the East River Park Bandshell

Good Morning! Here’s a late afternoon scene from the East River Park Amphitheater.


Officials Investigate Fire, Vandalism at Seward Park

Police and fire investigators are looking into a series of unfortunate incidents in Seward Park during the past week. …


Opening Doors on Grand Street

Good Morning! Those are some nice new doors at St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street.

Photo: NYC DOT.

Citi Bike Unveils First 200 Pedal-Assist Bikes to Help Commuters Deal With L Train Shutdown

Citi Bike yesterday rolled out the first batch of new pedal-assist electric bicycles meant to soften the blow of the looming L Train shutdown. …


Lower East Side Target is Now Open at 145 Clinton St.

Starting this morning, the new Target store on the Lower East Side is open for business.

The 22.500 square foot ‘small format” outpost is …