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seward park/forward building

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Here’s a shot of Seward Park with The Forward Building in the distance. | Weather: Cloudy early with some afternoon sunshine and a high of 62. We might see a stray shower. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline Design Workshop Takes Place Jan. 25

The team behind the Lowline underground park proposal will be stepping up their community outreach efforts in 2017. …

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City Officials Come to Chinatown to Tout Vision Zero Successes

Officials with the city’s transportation department and with the NYPD came to Chinatown this morning to talk up the de Blasio administration’s latest successes …

I Oliver St. Photo by Paul Cackler.

Coffee Window Opens at 1 Oliver St., With Diner on the Way

TLD reader Paul Cackler snapped this photo on Oliver Street, just off Bowery in Chinatown, where a cheery coffee window has popped up in the dead of winter. …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor’s critics want him to step up efforts to protect pedestrians and cyclists on city streets. [New York Times]

–The Real Estate Board of New York is pushing for property tax reform. [Politico New York]

–Object_ify 139, an art shop on Essex Street, is closing. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has drawn on his own Catholic upbringing in Little Italy throughout his career. Scorsese’s latest project, Silence, is no exception. [USA Today]

–Summing up the American Realness Festival at Abrons Arts Center: “…on the one hand, irresistible dancing grounded in smart, subversive choices; on the other, a sense of complicated work too hastily assembled.” [New York Times]

–Tonight is the 7th Precinct Community Council’s monthly meeting. [TLD Calendar]

–Community Board 3’s Parks Committee meets tomorrow night. [TLD Calendar]

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Wednesday, Jan. 11. 2017 | Chris Pesch took this photo from a spot above Ludlow and Canal streets. | Weather: After overnight rain showers, we’ll see cloudy skies and maybe a little sunshine in the afternoon. Look for an almost-balmy 50 degrees. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lunar New Year Parade 2015 in Manhattan's Chinatown. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Lunar New Year Parade Takes Place in Chinatown Feb. 5

Before you know it, the streets of Chinatown will be coming alive with the sights and sounds of the Lunar New Year. Here are some events to add to your calendar. …

Public Hotel, 215 Chrystie St. Photo: Vickey Barron/Douglas Elliman.

A Big Year Ahead For Lower East Side Hotel Openings

According to a report in USA Today, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for hotel construction nationwide. …

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doyers street

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | @elguaposucio took this photo on Doyers Street a few days ago. | Weather: Cloudy today with a high of 41. Rain showers expected this evening, continuing overnight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Pipilotti Rist, Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000 (still). Single-channel video installa­tion, silent, color; 9 min. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio, courtesy New Museum, New York.

Things to Do This Week on the Lower East Side

Here are some cultural and entertainment events you might consider. …

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Mauricio Pazmino Appointed Assemblywoman Niou’s Chief of Staff

On Friday, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou announced the appointment of Mauricio Pazmino as her chief of staff. Last week, Niou was sworn in as representative in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side. …

Lower East Side Links

–“It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the opportunistic builders” planning to transform the Two Bridges Neighborhood.” A look at some of the obstacles faced by the developers of three large-scale projects.  [The Real Deal]

–A look at CitizenM’s pre-fab hotel on the Bowery. [The Real Deal]

–A meeting is coming up to plan the next steps in fighting developer Gregg Singer’s redevelopment of the former P.S. 64 and the CHARAS/El Bohio community center. [EV Grieve]

–The Municipal Art Society has ousted Gina Pollara, the organization’s new president. Pollara is closely associated with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council’s push for an East River conservancy. [New York Times]

–11 institutions offering free memberships through the IDNYC program have decided to drop out in the year ahead. The New Museum is among them. [Daily News]


Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Victoria Reichelt at The Corcoran Group

This is the most desirable coop in the Lower East Side – Seward Park. Come to this quiet 2 bedroom apartment facing the garden with lovely trees at your windows, with southeast and southwest views throughout the apartment. …

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kenmare street sunrise

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Local photographer Daniel Root took this photo on Kenmare Street a few mornings ago. He’s working on a new series shot inside bars at dawn (#nybarsatdawn). | Weather: After the wekeend storm, we’ll be dealing with bitter cold temperatures today. It’s only 15 right now, on the way to 27 this afternoon. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for her daily newsletter HERE.


Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Sotheby’s Realty

We are proud to offer this spacious 2 bed, 1 bath with western exposure from the living room and private balcony. …