tenement museum

Tenement Museum Officially Kicks Off Expansion Project This Morning

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in the midst of a major expansion. Several weeks ago, work began on the upper floors of …

Lower East Side Links

–Pandemonium on the J Train! [New York Times]

–A look at the keys to victory for Yuh-Line Niou in Tuesday’s 65AD Primary: “Ultimately, ethnic-identity politics were not the decisive factor in the race. New York City Board of Election statistics show that Ms. Niou prevailed because she was also able to draw from the Assembly district’s diverse neighborhoods — from a sizable Orthodox Jewish community to lower-income residents off Cherry Street to voters in the well-heeled Financial District.” [New York Times]

–“The electoral thwacking suffered by the handpicked successor to New York State Assembly leader Sheldon Silver looks like the last nail in the coffin of the old Lower East Side political order.” [The Forward]

–Donald Trump’s “surprising” support in Chinatown. [City Limits]

–A look at the latest offering from Anthology Film Archives: “Women with a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950.” [Film Journal]

–ICYMI: The Lower East Side Partnership holds a visioning exercise on Canal Street tonight from 5-7. [The Lo-Down]

music together 2

(Sponsored) Music Together in the City Offers L.E.S. Classes


Bring your child (0-4 years) to one of our fun-filled classes. Explore musical play, child-friendly instruments, as well …

Good Morning!


Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 | Here’s the afternoon scene at Ludlow and Canal streets. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 75. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photo: Channel 2.

J Train Conductor Assaulted at Essex Street Station This Morning (Updated)

A subway conductor was assaulted this morning on a J Train at the Essex Street station. The incident caused a major rush hour backup. …

Lower East Side Links

–When Yuh-Line Niou came out victorious in the battle for Sheldon Silver’s former assembly seat it was “a repudiation of the stubborn grip Mr. Silver held on the Lower Manhattan district he had dominated for decades.”  Niou’s triumph “over (interim Assemblywoman Alice) Cancel, as well as four other opponents who promised a post-Silver fresh start for the district, may confirm that Mr. Silver’s clout is truly on the wane — and that voting patterns may have reflected the shifting demographics in the area.” [New York Times]

–A Lower East Side woman, Linda Ceasar, was arrested yesterday, three months after her son’s father was found dead in the Bronx. [Daily News]

–There’s a meeting to discuss improvements at Tompkins Square Park tomorrow night. [EV Grieve]

–Here’s the schedule for San Gennaro. [Time Out]

–Have you ever seen that old photo showing a woman holding up a sign that reads, “I adore my lesbian daughters?” The woman is legendary Lower East Side activist Fran Goldin. Here’s part of her back-story. [BuzzFeed]

–A Fashion Week profile of Lower East Side shop owner Maryam Nassir Zadeh,” the woman behind one of the most tastemaking boutiques in New York.” [Vogue]

Delancey Street. Photo by H. Spencer Young, April 2016.

Report: Protected Bike Lanes, Indoor Bike Parking Coming to Delancey Street (Updated)

Today the city is expected to announce plans to create a two-way bike lane on Delancey Street, leading to and from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

Good Morning!


Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 | Shonelle Cooper-Caplan took this photo a few days ago from the Williamsburg Bridge. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds 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.


Yuh-Line Niou Wins Democratic Primary in 65th Assembly District

Yuh-Line Niou came out victorious tonight in the battle for Sheldon Silver’s former Assembly seat. In the Democratic Primary, she beat out five other …

242 Broome St.; Essex Crossing site 1. Photos by Mark Miller.

Fire Department Responds to Minor Accident at Essex Crossing Site

Earlier today, there was a big response from the fire department after a construction worker fell into a shallow trench at one of the Essex Crossing development sites. …

Lower East Side Links

–The city will build 75 miles of bike lanes this year but there have been 17 bike lane deaths in 2016. [AMNY]

–A profile of hotel mogul Ian Schrager, who’s getting reading to open the new Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Schrager says of his latest project: “I want to prove that by being clever with design, service and staffing, you can provide the style and service of a luxury hotel at a cheap price.” [Wallpaper]

–There will be an arts festival in Astor Place this coming weekend featuring organizations such as the Public Theater and La MaMa. [Channel 2]

–Here’s what it takes for one of the actors in the Tenement Museum’s living history tours to transform into a Jewish teenager in the early 1900s. [Daily News]

–In a Chinatown basement you will find Donald Trump’s feng shui master. [The Guardian]


(Sponsored) LoHo Realty Apartment of the Week

1BR High Floor w/Balcony & Panoramic View!

You’ll be drawn to the panoramic skyline view as soon as you walk thru …

vote here

Vote Until 9 p.m. in Today’s Primary Election to Pick Sheldon Silver’s Successor

It’s Primary Day in New York today. On the Lower East Side, registered Democrats will go to the polls, choosing a replacement for former …

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.06.35 AM

(Sponsored) Comprehensive Kids and Tots Enrolling Now!

Comprehensive Kids & Tots, private preschool for ages 2 to 5 years old, is enrolling now! State of the art classrooms with smart board, New York State licensed teachers and teacher assistants, Limited seats available …

Good Morning!


Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo of the sculpture inside P.S. 20’s playground — the Coqui tree frog by artist Tom Otterness. | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 82. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.