Renderings from: Seward Park Conservancy.

Seward Park a Winner of “Parks Without Borders” Competition

A local organization, the Seward Park Conservancy, launched a robust campaign for a piece of a $40 million pie that will be divided among eight recipients. …

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Help Redesign the Corlears Hook Park Dog Run Thursday Night

On Thursday evening, the NYC Parks Department is hosting a public meeting on the Lower East Side to discuss the renovation of the dog …

Protest at 445 East 9th St.; May 9.

Following Protest, Icon Realty Hires “Chief Safety Officer”

Protest at 445 East 9th St.; May 9.

Earlier this month, residents, elected officials and activists at the Cooper Square Committee raised their voices …

East Side women discussing price of meat. Photo by Bain News Service, [1910 April].

Tomorrow Night: Help Recreate the Great Meat Boycott of 1902

East Side women discussing price of meat. Photo by Bain News Service, [1910 April].

There are only a few days left to celebrate Lower East …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on East Broadway | Weather: Showers this morning with some thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and a high of 71 | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.

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Paul Newell Launches Campaign For State Assembly Seat

Just last month, voters elected Alice Cancel to serve the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s two-year term in the New York State Assembly. But a …

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Gigi Li Kicks Off Campaign For State Assembly Seat

The lull in the campaign for the 65th Assembly District is over. After Alice Cancel won a special election last month to serve the …

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Photos: Celebrating 76 Years at the Essex Street Market

The threat of rain didn’t keep many people away from the Essex Street Market this past Saturday. The turnout was strong for a block …

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Neighbors on High Alert After Workers Spotted at Rivington House (Updated)

The Department of Buildings imposed a stop work order on the former Rivington House facility April 5, and the controversial site has been mostly …

Lower East Side Links

–Remember the Orchard Street sign that read, “Muslims must wear identity jackets at all times.” The signs have popped up throughout the city and have now prompted a police investigation on the Upper East Side. [Channel 7]

–The Rent Racket: How Rudy Giuliani won a tax giveaway for Lower Manhattan landlords with no strings attached. [Pro Publica]

–A 6-story residential building on St. Marks Place has been sold for $11.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

–The Ukranian bookshop, Surma, is closing on East 7th Street after almost a century in business. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

–A huge crowd turned out for yesterday’s Greek Jewish Festival hosted by the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue. Here’s an interview with festival organizer Andrew Marcus about the synagogue’s special place on the Lower East Side. [The Forward]

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Monday, May 23, 2016 | The wonders of East River Park — Andrea DiFiore came across these gorgeous flowers near the East River Bandshell | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 74 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

Google Earth; FDR Drive at East Houston Street.

Travel Alert: FDR Drive Northbound at East Houston Street Closed This Weekend

Google Earth; FDR Drive at East Houston Street.

Here’s an advisory from the NYC Department of Transportation:

The FDR Drive northbound at Houston Street …

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It’s a Party: Here’s What’s Happening on the Lower East Side This Weekend

Essex Street Market Block Party 2015.

There’s a whole lot happening on the Lower East Side this coming weekend. Organizations throughout the neighborhood are …

East Broadway this morning. Photo by Julie Huang.

Emergency Units on the Scene of Manhole Fire at 138 East Broadway

Thanks to Lo-Down readers Paul Cackler and Julie Huang for sending along photos from the scene on East Broadway this morning, where the block between Rutgers and Pike Street has been closed off due to a manhole fire. …

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(Sponsored) Halstead Property Apartment of the Week


Lovely one bedroom with sunny southern exposures overlooking a private gated park! Fully renovated open kitchen including Caesarstone countertops, …