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Galerie Perrotin Takes 25,000 Square Feet in Beckenstein Building

Galerie Perrotin, presently based on the Upper East Side, is opening a huge new space in the Beckenstein Building on Orchard St. …

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Development Frenzy Leads to Pleas For Master Plan in Two Bridges Area

In response to a wave of new large-scale development projects, local Council member Margaret Chin and others are calling on the city to set in motion a master planning initiative for the Two Bridges community. …

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | Here’s a scene from this past Saturday’s Hester Street Fair | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 82 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


(Sponsored) Educational Alliance Launches Innovative Toddler Program This Fall

If you’re the parent of a toddler still looking for quality group daycare for your child this fall, Educational Alliance’s Toddler Center has a …

Falafel Off

AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: A Falafel-Off!

It’s always good to compare cheap eats in the neighborhood. AndrewAndrew decided to compare falafels from two local spots on Rivington Street. Here’s their …

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Memos Show Deputy Mayor Knew About Rivington House Deal

New evidence emerged over the weekend that a senior official in the de Blasio administration knew of the Rivington House deal long before the mayor’s office has previously admitted. …

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(Sponsored) Don’t Miss the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival June 19

On Sunday afternoon, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum at Eldridge Street will present its 16th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a joyous celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side neighborhood. …

In Lower Manhattan, Showing Solidarity With Orlando

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We forego our usual “Good Morning” photo today in solidarity with Orlando. The World Trade Center was illuminated last night in the colors of the pride flag. Photo: New York Governor’s Office.

Photo courtesy of: Niou for New York.

Yuh-Line Niou Announces Candidacy For Assembly Seat

At Hotel Chantelle on Monday evening, Yuh-Line Niou officially kicked off her campaign for Sheldon Silver’s former seat in the New York State Assembly. …

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“Beats & Eats” Coming to Hester Street Fair Tomorrow

The Hester Street Fair tomorrow is teaming up with Grub Street for “Beats & Eats.” Throughout the day, there will be DJ sets, lots of local food and beer! …

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“Little Chair” Cafe Opens For Business Today at 47 Monroe St.

There’s a new option for coffee and a quick meal down in the Two Bridges area. The team behind Division Street favorites Forgtmenot and Kiki’s just opened Little Chair at 47 Monroe St. today. …

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Yep Tours/Focus Travel Travails: Driver arrested For Alleged DUI

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More trouble for Focus Travel/Yep Tours. The Chinatown bus company faces new questions this morning after a driver was arrested …


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Lower East Side Links

–At a community meeting last night, local residents spoke out about the downsizing of Beth Israel Hospital. We’ll have a more detailed story on this topic later today. [NY1]

–A look at the most “aggressive fixer-uppers” among East Village landlords. You guessed it. Steve Croman made the list. [The Real Deal]

–“When the doors to a dual language school don’t feel opent o everyone;” a reporter visits the Shuang Wen School. [WNYC]

–A profile of the Midnight Half, “the world’s greatest underground urban foot race” and the brainchild of Orchard Street Runners founder Joe DiNoto. [Vice Sports]

–Luis Guzman’s new film opens today. He talks about growing up on the Lower East Side and reveals the best rotisserie chicken in the neighborhood. [AM NY]

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(Sponsored) Halstead Property Apartment of the Week


Extra large layout with windowed eat-in kitchen, dining foyer, windowed bath, and two nicely proportioned …