Photo by Pat Arnow

(Opinion) Don’t Kill East River Park for a Bad Flood Plan

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and East River Park ACTION founder Pat Arnow. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

(Opinion) The East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan is Worthy of Our Support

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and architect William J. Rockwell. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

Left: Kimlau Square a week ago; right: Kimlau Square Sunday, Oct. 8. Photos by Lee Berman.

(Opinion) It’s Long Past Time For Our City to Give the Homeless the Resources and Compassion They Deserve

The following op/ed was written by Lee Berman, a Lower East Side district leader, regarding this past weekend’s shocking murders of four homeless men in Chinatown. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Training Center: Good for Our Community, Good For Underserved Youth

The following op/ed was written by Meghan Joye, a member of Community Board 3 and chair of CB3’s Economic Development Committee. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Hub is Exactly the Kind of Inclusive Growth the Neighborhood Needs

The following op/ed was written by William Thomas, an East Village resident and board member of Open New York, which calls itself a pro-housing development organization. …

Rendering: Union Square Tech Training Center.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Hub Approval is a Bad Deal For a Community Reeling From Overdevelopment

An opinion piece from Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) NYCHA Tenant Leader Urges Approval of Union Square Tech Training Center

The New York City Council’s land use committee has scheduled a vote today on the Union Square Tech Training Center. …

Diagrams show what the developers could build "as of right" and with Seward Park's air rights.

(Opinion) Seward Park Resident Urges “No” Vote on Air Rights Offer

The following opinion piece was written by Jerilea Zempel, who lives in the Seward Park Co-op. …

Southwest view; development plan with air rights.

(Opinion) Seward Park Residents Must Vote “Yes” on Air Rights Deal

The following opinion piece was written by Uzi Silber, a resident of the Seward Park Cooperative. …

Photo: Property Shark.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Hub Must Serve Community Interests

The following opinion piece was written by Enrique Cruz. …

Part of a flyer prepared by GVSHP.

(Opinion) Mayor’s Union Square Tech Center Fails to Protect Community, Provide Real Local Benefits

The following opinion piece was written by Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Training Center Would Give Our Kids a Chance at Jobs of the Future

The following opinion piece was written by Alan van Capelle, president & CEO of the Educational Alliance. …

samuel dickstein plaza

(Opinion) Let’s Call Samuel Dickstein Plaza Pitt Street!

Earlier this month, the New York Times revisited efforts to rename Samuel Dickstein Plaza, a small stretch below Grand Street, for Henry Street Settlement …

Image from Christopher Marte's Instagram feed.

(Opinion) City Council District 1 Needs Participatory Budgeting

An op/ed from City Council candidate Christopher Marte. …

Renderings show the East River waterfront with four new large-scale towers.

(Opinion) Parking on the Lower East Side is Bad and It’s About to Get a Lot Worse

An editorial by local resident Sam Moskowitz. …