Rev Jen Declares 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Still On for Tonight

Not to worry, a little snow can’t stop the fantastical mayhem that is the annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant, “whereupon the women and gay men of the Lower East Side choose one lucky man to rule the area south of Houston and east of Bowery.”

Old Man Hustle: New Performance Venue For LES Artists, Including Reverend Jen

The following article first appeared in the October 2013 issue of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.

Lower East Sideways


Here’s this month’s editorial cartoon from Evan Forsch, first published in the June issue of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.  (Click to enlarge.)

Reverend Jen Writes About Firing From Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard St.

Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard St.

Longtime Lower East Side performance artist and author, Jen Miller, is going public after being fired by the Tenement MuseumOn her blog, Rev. Jen recounts the events of the past week:

On Tuesday I was fired from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. I had worked there since 2001, was there on the morning of 9-11 and was an incredibly dedicated employee. During my employment there, I worked part-time (approximately 30 hours a week) and never received health insurance or even a sick day.