Here Are Fresh Photos and Renderings of the New Essex Street Market

The new Essex Street Market is starting to look like, well, a market. The Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has just made some construction photos available, as well as new renderings. …

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“Street Seats” Likely Coming to Orchard Street Adjacent to Cafe Katja and Dudley’s

The city’s Department of Transportation is working with two local businesses and the Lower East Side Partnership to create seasonal seating and expanded bike parking on a section of Orchard Street. …

Lower East Side Links

–Political columnist Errol Louis reviews Sheldon Silver’s “other offenses” [Daily News]

–Advocates want changes in the city’s proposed e-bike rules; “In case it isn’t obvious by now: Mayor de Blasio should have talked with delivery workers about electric bikes rather than declaring war on them.” [Streetsblog]

–City Council members Carlina Rivera and Mark Levine  say “New York City urgently needs to enroll more people in health insurance” if we’re going to save our public hospitals. [Gotham Gazette]

–Remembering Margot Kidder. Here are a couple of great photos of Kidder (Lois lane) with Christopher Reeve on East Broadway in 1977. [WCF Courier]

–RIP local musician Glenn Branca. [EV Grieve]

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | It was a foggy early morning along the East River. Here’s a photo from @twobridgestower. | Weather: A little rain, a little thunder, a lot of humidity and a high of 87 today. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Chinatown BID Seeks Art Proposals For Doyers Street Seasonal Plaza

You may remember this setup on Doyers Street last fall. The Department of Transportation and the Chinatown Business Improvement District teamed up to create temporary seating and activities on one of Chinatown’s most unusual blocks. …

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Followup: Sheldon Silver’s Second Conviction on Corruption Charges

On Friday afternoon, a Manhattan jury found Sheldon Silver guilty of federal corruption charges. …


Tonight at St. Mary’s: Historical Talk, Tour, Refreshments

During the past three or four years, St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Grand Street has undergone a significant physical transformation. …

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Monday, May 14, 2018 | Robin Schatell took this photo of the Lions Gate Field (some call it the Nike Field) in Sarah D. Roosevelt Park on Forsyth Street. | Weather: Cloudy today with a high of 73. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Sheldon Silver Convicted on All Counts in Second Corruption Trial

A Manhattan Jury has spoken. Former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver has been found guilty in his second trial on federal corruption charges. …


Weekend Events: “CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth”

On Wednesday evening, an exhibition opened at Loisaida Center, titled “CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth.” Tonight and Saturday, related events will take place in the East Village. …


“Ecological City” Procession Plays Out on the Lower East Side Saturday

Tomorrow there will be a six-hour procession “of visual art, giant puppets and costumes” through the Lower East Side. “Ecological City” is described as “a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event.” …

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Federal Jury is Deliberating Sheldon Silver’s Fate (Updated)

It’s the first full day of deliberations for the jury in the retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. …

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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spacious two bedroom home with huge great room, renovated windowed kitchen and stunning open views to the …

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Friday, May 11, 2018 | Benjamin Kanter from the Mayor’s Photo Office took this photo along the East River Esplanade. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 73. Rain showers beginning this evening and continuing into Saturday. Look for a high of 67. More rain on Sunday with a high of 60. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Bareburger Opens at 173 Orchard St.

Bareburger has made the move from Second Avenue in the east Village to 173 Orchard St. …