See “The Mark of Zorro” at Abrons Tonight at Sunset

The Urban Drive-In, a summer series from the Abrons Arts Center and the Friends of Gulick Park returns tonight with “The Mark of Zorro.” …

Lowline rendering by James Ramsey.

Lowline Update: Tech Lab Receives City Funding, Young Designers Show Off Ideas

Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Investigation, Bowery Mural Wall, Bars Host Interactive Theater

Cops think a young skateboarder and four friends were responsible for placing those white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge (Daily News).

An update on the Bowery/Houston mural wall, where a new 2-story building is in the works (EV Grieve).

NYCHA’s Annual Plan meeting takes place this evening; you can watch the live stream (NYC.gov).

Nightlife venues like Fat Baby and the Box are hosting interactive theater experiences (NYT).


Sponsored Post: Halstead Apartment of the Week

Good Morning!

Chrystie Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Chrystie Street. Photo by David Sierra.

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today and a high of 83.

212EBwayLiving room Balcony

Sponsored Post: Seward Park Co-op Two Bedroom For Sale

A Two Bedroom, One Bathroom apartment with a private balcony is for sale at 212 E. Broadway. …


Arts Watch: 37th Annual Asian International Film Festival Opens Tomorrow

Niyar Saikiya takes on the role of Lakshmi, in Jeffrey D. Brown’s “SOLD”

The 37th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) opens tomorrow …

William Rapfogel. Photo: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.

Rapfogel Sentenced, Begins Prison Term For Role in Met Council Scheme

Photo by Andre Richards

Photo: Traffic Light Nest

Photo by Andre Richards

Thanks to Lo-Down reader Andre Richards for sending along this photo taken on East 8th Street and Avenue D, noting, …

Morning Reads: Google Engineer Faces Rape Charges, Brooklyn Bridge Flag Mystery, Tokyo Rebel Opens

A Google engineer is accused of raping a woman in his East 12th Street apartment (Daily News).

Who’s responsible for putting up those white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge? (NYT)

The mayor makes appointments to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but backs away from one nominee. He also chose  a new head of the Board of Standards and Appeals (Daily News).

Is developer Gary Barnett’s “poor-door” scheme anti-Jewish? (The Forward)

The City Council may pass legislation cracking down on people responsible for those illegal streetside donation boxes (Post).

Ludlow Street in particular, and the Lower East Side in general, are changing at breakneck speed but that’s not necessarily a bad thing (Complex).

Kim’s is probably closing around the middle of next month (EV Grieve).

Japanese ‘Lolita” cult brand Tokyo Rebel opens its Lower East Side store with a flourish (NYM).

And coming up later: Former Met Council head William Rapfogel will be sentenced today. Stay tuned for details.

Good Morning!

Broome Street, in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Broome Street, in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Partly cloudy and humid today with the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 89.

53 Ludlow St.

LES Bites: Silk Cakes, Veselka’s 1954 Prices, Eileen’s Cheesecake


Remember Latex Casting? Do it Yourself at this Free Workshop

Triangle at Division and Ludlow streets.

New Seating, Planters In-the-Works For Division Street Triangle

Mattie Safer

R&B Artist Mattie Safer to Play Rockwood on Friday

Mattie Safer has a rich history in New York’s music scene, beginning more than a decade ago as a member of …