Dah Shop, at 134 Division St. Photo by Alain Levitt

Dah Shop To The Rescue!

From the Inbox: Local resident and Lo-Down reader, Cass Lilien, wrote us an uplifting note — “Hoping to share a story about why I love my neighborhood and Dah Shop…My bike and main source of transportation was run over while parked in front of my apartment on Orchard Street… …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

PartyBus Bake Shop Exterior

Breads, Cookies, Pies, Oh My! Partybus Bakeshop Now Open on Essex Street (Sponsored)

Partybus Bakeshop is a new(ish) artisan bakery and cafe located on the Lower East Side. We started as a pop-up at the Hester Street Fair, but we parked the Partybus on Essex Street in November 2019 and we’re here to stay! Come see for yourself why Food Network included us on this year’s list of… …

Image by Martha Cooper via the Artist's Instagram

Logan Hicks’ Bowery Wall Mural Update

Due to severe weather complications a couple weeks ago, the production of the latest Houston-Bowery wall mural was brought to an abrupt halt. …

magazine cover story

Our Magazine is Growing!

A few minutes ago, we posted the PDF from our October print magazine, which is being distributed throughout the neighborhood today.



Video game guru Dave Gilbert with his wife, Janet.

East Village Video Game Designer Draws on Neightborhood For Inspiration

Video game guru Dave Gilbert with his wife, Janet.

The following article was written by Patrick Hickey, Jr. of the web site Review Fix:



Oofu's camera captures real-time happenings on Stanton Street.

Made on the LES: Oofu Live Video Art

The Oofu truck of summers past has gone brick-and-mortar on Stanton Street.

It all started in a rented U-Haul truck. For three summers, partners …

Artisan Kai Bailey crafts watches at dedegumo.

Made on the LES: Watches from dedegumo

As we noted in our story yesterday about Roasting Plant’s pilot project on Orchard Street, ambitious and creative entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and artists of all kinds …