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180 Ludlow St.

Ludlow Hotel Plans Summer Opening; New Details Released

Morning Reads: East 7th Street Resident Attacked, Stray Bullet Report, Ludlow Street History

Police are looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in her East 7th Street apartment over the weekend (EV Grieve).

A teenager said he was hit by a stray near Madison and Worth streets but police report he was uncooperative with the investigation (NY Post-2nd item).

A 26th case of the measles is confirmed in New York City (WNBC).

A history of Ludlow Street (Untapped Cities).

A Lou Reed tribute DVD box set is now available (Audiophile Audition).

Marco Beneveto

Music Notes: Rock Pianist Marco Benevento Visits SubCulture This Friday

Pianist, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marco Benevento is a staple on the experimental rock and jazz scenes. Having performed with his band …

Photos: Cab Smashes Into Grand Street Scaffolding

Grand Street near Ludlow. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Grand Street near Ludlow. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

A couple of TLD readers came across this scene this morning: a taxi that had smashed into the scaffolding at Seward Park High School on Grand Street, at Ludlow Street.

Good Morning!

Walking the dogs - on Stanton Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Walking the dogs – on Stanton Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Bundle up this morning.  After 70 degrees yesterday, we had snow last night. (!) It will be in the 30′s this morning and will only get up to 48 today. In like a lion, indeed.


Join The Lo-Down to Talk About the “State of the Performing Arts” at Manny Cantor Center April 28


In partnership with the Educational Alliance, The Lo-Down is continuing our series of panel discussions on interesting neighborhood topics at the new Manny …

"Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors," 2014. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Benoit Pailley

Sponsored Post: One-Day Exhibition of New Sculptures by Paweł Althamer This Thursday

Since the opening of Paweł Althamer’s “The Neighbors” in February, Althamer has worked in partnership with a range of artists, friends, and collaborators to create sixteen new sculptures. …

Midday Reads: Tech Space For the Bowery, More Fireworks Talk, Gefilte Fish Woes

A plan to turn 161 Bowery into a space for tech commercial tenants (Real Estate Weekly).

Is Kushner planning to destroy the garden behind an East 2nd Street building? (EV Grieve)

More about the return of the Fourth of July fireworks to the East River (NYT).

The production designer of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 says the gig offered a “chance to bring the filmmakers to (his) favorite places, and those aren’t the most glamorous, but parts of Chinatown and parts of the Lower East Side.” (DIY)

The great gefilte fish shortage of 2014 (NYT).

Good Morning!

Seward Park. Photo by Nancy Linn.

Seward Park. Photo by Nancy Linn.

Rainy and windy throughout the day and night with a high of 62.  The sun makes a return tomorrow.


Arts Watch: La MaMa to Celebrate the Work of Tom Murrin with Full Moon Festival

People come and people go. People live and people die. Some people, or rather their “spirits,” live on forever; Tom Murrin’s is one of …

Photos courtesy: Hester Street Fair.

Hester Street Fair Returns April 26-27

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Photos: Sunday on the Lower East Side

A few springtime images from the neighborhood yesterday — Palm Sunday at St. Mary’s Church, a crowd waits for Passover horseradish on Essex Street. …

Morning Reads: Fireworks Return to East Side, Rapfogel Relief Fund, Streit’s on Sunday Morning

The mayor is bringing the Fourth of July fireworks show back to the East River (Daily News).

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community have set a goal of raising $3 million in support of William Rapfogel, who’s accused in an elaborate embezzlement scheme (Daily News).

Stanley Cohen says he’s ending “this particular witch hunt.” The liberal attorney who has handled many Lower East Side cases is going to prison (NYT).

“A veritable shantytown” inside the Manhattan Bridge (Post).

The Howl Festival has been postponed (EV Grieve).

Pre-Passover, Streit’s has its Sunday Morning moment (CBS).

Ben Brantley is taken with Richard Maxwell’s “Isolde” at Abrons Arts Center (NYT).

The original Max Fish is no more; Sweet Chick plans to open at 178 Ludlow St. on May 7.

Photos: Sweet Chick Moves into Former Max Fish Space