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Monday, June 4. 2018 | Alain Levitt took this photo in East River Park, alongside the Williamsburg Bridge. | Weather: Look for the rain to continue this morning before we see some afternoon clearing and a high of 72. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


City Comptroller Holds Lower East Side Town Hall Tuesday, June 5

Coming up on Tuesday, June 5, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will be hosting a town hall meeting on the Lower East Side. …

Lower East Side Links

–“Gentrification’s Empty Victory;” A long read on the lengthy struggle between developer Gregg Singer and neighborhood activists over the future of the former P.S. 64. [New York Times]

–An opera opening in St. Louis looks at the life and death of Private Danny Chen, a son of Manhattan’s Chinatown. [St. Louis Public Radio]

–Soho just got a Trader Joe’s. [Channel 7]

–The Lower East Side streetwear brand, ALife, is ready for a relaunch. [WWD]

–1934 film shows the sights and sounds of the Lower East Side. [Gothamist]

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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Enter this airy, light filled top floor penthouse and be greeted by walls of windows opening to you very …

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Friday, June 1, 2018 | Lee Brozgol took this photo on a rainy day on Allen Street in May. | Weather: Dense fog and drizzle this morning, clouds in the afternoon. Look for a high of 82. Cloudy tomorrow with afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 81. A mix of sun and clouds on Sunday with a high of 67. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Rooftop Films Returns to Lower East Side June 9

Rooftop Films returns to the Lower East Side in a couple of weeks with the first of several screenings on the rooftop at New Design High School. …

Soho House rendering.

Allen Street Hotel, Ludlow House Liquor Permits on CB3’s June Agenda

We may be heading into the summer season, but June still looks to be a busy month for Community Board 3. Here’s a look ahead. …

Lower East Side Links

–Seven Chinatown residents resumed a hunger strike, four months after they and dozens of fellow tenants were displaced from 85 Bowery. [Daily News]

–The Department of Buildings contends it’s pushing the owner of 85 Bowery to complete repairs “as quickly as possible.” [Channel 11]

–“Over tacos and elote, (New York’s ‘Night Mayor’ Ariel) Palitz seems unfazed by whether the role is purely for show or a vehicle for change.” Palitz says, “I’m the people’s princess of nightlife.” [Grub Street]

–Live music is returning to Club Cumming tonight after the State Liquor Authority approved a license change for the nightlife spot on East 6th Street. [EV Grieve]

–An anecdote to “science events dominated by older white men:” The Underground Science Festival at Caveat on Clinton Street. [New York Times]

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 | A foggy morning on Essex Street in which One Manhattan Square miraculously vanishes. | Weather: More patchy fog this morning, then cloudiness and occasional rain through the day and evening. Look for a high of 67. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Coming Soon: NYU Langone Medical Center at Essex Crossing

If you have walked by the intersection of Delancey and Clinton streets in the past few days, you probably noticed signage for NYU Langone’s new medical facility at Essex Crossing. It’s not accepting patients just yet, but you can expect a partial opening in the next few weeks. …

Photo from Seward park Library's web page.

Public Library Asks For Your Help in Advocating For Funding in City Budget

Officials with New York’s three library systems have launched a campaign to boost funding in next year’s city budget. They say cuts in service could be inevitable if the mayor and City Council can’t find $16 million for the upcoming fiscal year. …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Revs Up for 8th Annual Indie Film Fete

The Lower East Side Film Festival kicks off another round of fabulous screenings and fun festivities on Thursday, June 7th. This year, the fest …

Hotel Indigo promotional image.

Report: Hotel Indigo About to Change Hands For $160 Million

It looks like Brookfield Property Partners is about to pick up the Lower East Side’s Hotel Indigo for $160 million. …

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Lee Brozgol took this photo at the Angel Orensanz Center on Norfolk Street. | Weather: Morning fog, then cloudy with a high of 70. Rain showers starting tonight, continuing into tomorrow. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photos courtesy of The Little One.

“The Little One” is An Inventive Dessert Shop From Two Chinatown Locals

Now that summer is unofficially here, it’s about time you walked down East Broadway to check out The Little One, where some of the most interesting desserts on the Lower East Side are being prepared (and devoured). …