Essex Crossing's developers were honored at the Essex Street Market Block Part held May 19, 2018.

At a Soggy Block Party, Essex Street Market Vendors Look to the Future

It was pretty much a washout Saturday at the Essex Street Market’s annual Block Party, but merchants and customers alike braved the elements and made the best of it. …

Croman tenants rally outside the Manhattan Supreme Court in June of 2016.

Steve Croman Figures Prominently in New York Times’ Housing Crisis Series

The New York Times just rolled out a multi-part series investigating New York City’s broken system ostensibly meant to protect rent regulated housing. …

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Monday, May 21, 2018 | David Sierra took this photo on Division Street. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 77. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Pier 36 aerial shot from promotional video.

Pier 36 Repairs Could Begin Next Month; But Who’s Picking Up the Bill? (Updated)

In the past few weeks we have been trying, without much success, to find out what’s happening at Pier 36. …

Photo courtesy of Chinatown Partnership.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebrations In Chinatown Sunday

Photo courtesy of Chinatown Partnership.

On Sunday, the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival makes its return to Chinatown. It takes place on …

Essex Street Market Block Party 2016.

Reminder: Essex Street Market Block Party is Coming Up Saturday

Essex Street Market Block Party 2016.

Here’s a reminder about this weekend’s Essex Street Market Block Party. Yes, the weather looks a little bit …

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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Enter this airy, light filled top floor penthouse and be greeted by walls of windows opening to you very …

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Friday, May 18, 2018 | A street in Chinatown in bursting with spring colors and greenery. @gguten took this photo. | Weather: Cloudy skies today and windy with a high of 64. We’ll likely see some rain tonight, continuing into tomorrow. Showers Saturday with a high of 59. Scattered thunderstorms on Sunday and 79. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Essex Crossing Park Begins to Take Shape

Thanks to Robert Cordero, Grand Street Settlement’s executive director, who sent along this overhead view of Essex Crossing Site 5. Workers this week have …

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Adam Lucas and Nom Wah Tea Parlor Team Up for “Neighborhood” Popup

On Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23, local artist Adam Lucas (aka Hanksy) teams up with Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang …

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How is Affordable Housing Threatened on the Lower East Side? New Report Offers Clues

Every year, the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) publishes a report, “How is affordable housing threatened in your neighborhood?” …

Lower East Side Links

–Target will open it’s new store on East 14th Street July 21. While it isn’t mentioned in this article, a spokesperson for Essex Crossing said to expect the target outpost in the Lower East Side project to debut by “late summer.” [Curbed]

–What did Shelly Silver really do for the real estate industry after he began receiving legal referral fees? Here’s a deep dive. [The Chief]

–At least one editorial board was disappointed in Sheldon Silver’s guilty verdict. [The Jewish Press]

–A report from the Brooklyn l Train town hall. [Gothamist]

–The gentrification of Canal Street: “Replace some of the tourists with Brooklyn hipsters (who also wear fanny packs — but ironically), and there you have it: If Canal Street’s newest neighbors are any indication, this is a picture of its future.” [New York Times]

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Pat Arnow took this photo of that brilliant sunset after Tuesday night’s storm. | Weather: Another soggy day. Rain this morning and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon with a high of 69. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Protest outside Signature Bank meeting, April 25, 2018. Photos courtesy of ANHD.

Local Tenants and Activists Demand Changes in Signature Bank’s Lending Practices

Activist groups in New York City have a long history of fighting back against landlords intent on pushing out rent stabilized tenants. …

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Wednesday, May 16. 2018 | Rosella Albanese took this photo after last night’s storm. | Weather: Another rainy day and evening ahead with a high of 66. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.