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Friday, July 22, 2016 | These two enjoyed a quiet evening in Seward Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 96 and afternoon thunderstorms expected. Sunny and 97 tomorrow. On Sunday, it will be mostly sunny and 92. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.





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The New Museum Debuts Collectors’ Dream Show, “The Keeper”

On Wednesday, the New Museum debuted their latest exhibit, The Keeper, an exhibition dedicated to artist-collectors and quirky collections of all sorts. …





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Pier 42 Community Day Coming Up on Saturday

There’s a chance to give a section of Pier 42 a little TLC this coming weekend.

Plans to create a new park on the …

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Brewer, Chin Drum Up Press Coverage as Rivington House Saga Rages On

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin orchestrated a media event at City Hall yesterday to capitalize on the fallout from last week’s scathing Rivington House report. …

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NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

NYCHA unveiled its third “digital van” – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday. …

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Karpoff Affiliates is your single stop for life’s transitions & real estate brokerage needs. If you or a family member cannot live on your …

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City Solicits Proposals For Restaurant in Allen Street Bathhouse Building

The Parks Department last week put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a food service operation in the old bathhouse on Allen Street …

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Here’s a recent photo from the rooftop of the Hotel Indigo. | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 90. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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In Chinatown, a Conversation About New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene

Yesterday, The W.O.W. Project hosted the second event in their Summer Series of workshops and discussions. The panel discussion titled “Chinatown: New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene?” was a conversation on how the emergence of art spaces throughout Chinatown is affecting the neighborhood. …

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Six Candidates File For Democratic Primary in 65th AD

(Clockwise from upper left) Alice Cancel, Don Lee, Gigi Li, Jenifer Rajkumar, Yuh-Line Niou, Paul Newell.

It’s time for the second act.

In April, …

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The Lost Arcade Opens at the Metrograph August 12

On August 12th, The Lost Arcade, a documentary about the end of old-school arcade culture in New York City, opens theatrically at the Metrograph. …

Lower East Side Links

–City Council member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer want deed removals to be part of the city’s land use review process. They’re mugging for the cameras in a City Hall press conference this morning. [Daily News]

–More than 20 people were busted in an alleged $15 million drug trafficking operation. Among those arrested: Frank Parisi, who was taken into custody “at the family-owned Parisi Bakery on Mott Street in Little Italy where 20 pounds of pot was found.” [DNA Info]

–The city tries new tactics to crack down on bad landlords. [City & State]

–Logan Hicks is next up at the Bowery/Houston mural wall. [EV Grieve]

–Here’s one take a on Bing Kitchen, a tiny new spot on Orchard Street. [Gothamist]

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grand street co-ops

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo — a view downtown through the Grand Street cooperatives. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 84. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Man Found Dead in Essex Street Apartment Today (Updated 6:02 p.m.)

The body of a man was found in a second floor apartment on Essex Street, near Grand Street, earlier today …