Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Lo-Down’s sponsors:

They support us — and we hope you will support them.

Welcome to This Month’s New Sponsors – and a Special Deal from Dora!

We’d like to take a moment to welcome our new Annual Sponsors: the Educational Alliance, Dora (the new coffee shop on East Broadway) and the Village Zendo.

Dora is offering a special Valentine’s Day deal to readers of The Lo-Down. When you mention TLD, get $2 off a sweet holiday treat — an “I love coffee” mug filled with candy. The offer is good through February 15th.

In supporting The Lo-Down, our new sponsors join Neal Young and Jeremy Bolger of Halstead Realty, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, the Abrons Arts Center and Michael Ming of Allstate Insurance. Incidentally, Michael is running a special contest through the end of the month (you could win a new Dell computer).

We’re happy to have these local businesses on board!

Last Year to Live: Making a Difference in Gulick Park

IMG_6917The other day, in combing the web in search of all things LES, we stumbled across something interesting. Last Year to Live: an experiment in making every day matter is not your average blog. It is the compelling diary of a Lower East Side resident participating in a “Year to Live” study group, which meets once a month at the Village Zendo in Soho. The author, who initially kept her identity a mystery, is quite healthy. As she explains on her blog, the project is actually an “exercise in living.”

So what does all of this have to do with the LES?  Take a look at her April 21st post: