Photo from Chinatown Ice Cream Factory's website.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Fights to Remain in Bayard Street Storefront

One of the neighborhood’s beloved longtime businesses is trying to keep from being evicted. According to the New York Post, the owners of Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory are tangling with their landlord over a water bill. …





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85 Bowery Tenants End Hunger Strike After Four Days

Six residents of 85 Bowery are ending their hunger strike after four days. …





L Train arrives at First Avenue Station. Photo by Joel Raskin, 2015.

Voice Your Concerns About the Dreaded L Train Shutdown Tuesday Evening

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Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 | A rainy Sunday afternoon in Chinatown: Andrea DiFiore took this photo on Mosco Street at Mott Street. It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year. We’ll have more later today about Year of the Dog festivities in the neighborhood. | Weather: Morning clouds, afternoon sunshine and a high of 46 today. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Slate Files Permits For Luxury Conversion of Rivington House

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Police Search For Suspect in Apparent Racially Motivated Attack on Suffolk Street

Police are looking for a suspect who went on a racist rant early Monday morning and viciously attacked a Lower East Side resident. …

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Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

Two CB3 Panels Endorse Tech Hub, Reject Conditional Zoning Provision

Two committees of Community Board 3 Wednesday night voted in favor of creating a Union Square Tech Training Center at 124 East 14th St. …

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Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 | Joel Raskin took this photo looking past Corlears Hook Park to Lower Manhattan’s new skyline. | Weather: Overcast skies today with a high of 37. Afternoon showers tomorrow with a high of 52. A rainy Sunday with a . high in the low-50s. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Feb. 2, 2018. Protest at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Gold Street.

85 Bowery Tenants Launch Hunger Strike; Niou and Kavanagh Urge Speedy Repairs

Some of the residents of 85 Bowery will be staging a hunger strike at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in Lower Manhattan beginning at 11 a.m. today. …

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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 | H. Spencer Young took this photo at Allen and Hester streets. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 35. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

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(Opinion) Union Square Tech Hub Must Serve Community Interests

The following opinion piece was written by Enrique Cruz. …

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Knickerbocker Village Ordered to Stop Co-op/Condo Conversion Talks (Updated)

State regulators have slammed the owners of Knickerbocker Village for improperly holding meetings about a potential co-op or condo conversion of the historic Lower East Side affordable housing complex. …