Sukkah Decorating Party 2015.

Sukkah Decorating Party Sunday in the Siempre Verde Community Garden

The Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot begins Sunday evening. Sunday during the day there will be a Sukkah Decorating Party in the Siempre Verde Community Garden. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Children’s Museum is not moving to Essex Crossing. [Crain’s]

–Lower East Side property owners did not figure prominently on the public advocate’s annual list of the worst landlords in New York City. [Landlord Watch List]

–Trying to capitalize on the most anxiety-inducing presidential election ever, the guys behind the Will Ferrell-themed bar are opening another joint on East 6th Street. It’s called “‘Merica.” [Channel 11]

–It’s your last day to register to vote in New York City for next month’s election. [Voting NYC]

–Open House New York happens this weekend. Several Lower East Side venues are taking part. [Open House NY]


(Sponsored) Halstead Property Apartment of the Week


This warm and inviting Seward Park studio has a nice, long layout allowing for both distinct bedroom …

Good Morning!


Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 | Alain Levitt took this photo on Ludlow Street near Broome Street. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 65. Mostly sunny tomorrow and 66. Sunny on Sunday with a high of 71. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Bialystoker Synagogue, this morning.

Lower East Side Community Leader David Weinberger Died This Week

Family and friends gathered at the Bialystoker Synagogue this morning to remember David Weinberger, a well-known member of Grand Street’s Jewish community. …

Lower East Side Links

–A man who was knocked out and robbed on Baruch Drive earlier this month might also have been raped. [DNA Info]

–That heart founded in the trash at the Riis Houses was not a human heart. [Daily News]

–The executive producer of the “O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News will meet in Chinatown with Asian journalists following that racist segment about the presidential election. [Variety]

–An in-depth look at the “inner workings of the city’s Chinese immigrant real estate market.” [Real Deal]

–All of the commercial tenants in a 14th Street building were asked to vacate their spaces. These tenants include City Council member Rosie Mendez and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh. [EV Grieve]

–Actor Paul Iacono moonlights as party promoter at the Rumpus Room on Eldridge Street. [New York Times]


Hanksy Presents “Surplus Candy L.A.” in New Virtual Reality Exhibit

This Friday, our favorite punster and local artist, Hanksy, offers up a virtual reality version of his Surplus Candy L.A. exhibit at 359 Grand …


(Sponsored) Karpoff Affiliates Apartment of the Week

Beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom apartment for sale.

Very large dining room, living room, very large bedrooms, windowed kitchen with eating …

Good Morning!


Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo in Chinatown. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 71. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photo by Lani Lee / / @lanileenyc

Adopt a Pet and Get a Free Tattoo This Sunday at Grit N Glory

The ASPCA is teaming up with tattoo queen Megan Massacre this weekend to host a fun adoption/tattoo event at Grit N Glory. …

Orchard Street visioning workshop; February 2014.

LES Partnership Holds Ludlow Street Visioning Workshop Thursday, Oct. 13

Coming up tomorrow night, the Lower East Side Partnership is hosting a community visioning workshop focused on the future of Ludlow Street. …

Lower East Side Links

–JTT Gallery is moving to a new, 1500 square foot space on the second floor of 191 Chrystie St. [Art News]

–Asian Americans for Equality has launched a project to preserve affordability at 81 Madison St., and to make the old tenement building more ecological. [Curbed]

–Another bank closes in the area above East Houston Street. This time it’s the Citibank on Avenue A. [EV Grieve]

–Half of the kids at P.S. 15 are homeless. A new study looks at the challenges in educating a large student population lacking stable living conditions. [NY1]

–A study maps land use patterns in New York City from the mid-19th century. Yes, it was very crowded on the Lower East Side. [City Lab]

–The case of Astor Place: Public plazas today are a tool for gentrification. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

–Geek chic commerce: How Moscot’s Lemtosh frames became a worldwide sensation. Johnny Depp helped, but there’s more to the story. [Adweek]

–An interview with Lower East Side tattoo artist Michelle Myles. [The Atlantic]

Good Morning!

east river/corlears

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 – Today is Yom Kippur.| Linda Tharp took this photo from a spot along the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge a few days ago. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 68. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Renderings by Perkins Eastman.

(Renderings) Beth Israel’s New 14th Street Building

We’re getting our first look today at the new Beth Israel Hospital. …

Hy Genee.

Dedication Ceremony For “Hy Genee Way” Will Be Held Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, Oct. 16, there will be a dedication ceremony on Broome Street, which will be co-named “Hy Genee Way.” …