Ratners Menu

An Ode to Ratner’s Delicatessen

After the recent departure of the Sleepy’s mattress store on Delancey Street, the old shadow from the former Ratner’s Delicatessen sign was exposed, triggering many residents’ memories of the old kosher dairy. Thanks to Lo-Down reader Jesse Ash for sending along this poem and the link to a great NY Public Library archive of Ratner’s menu from 1987. …

Ludlow and Broome streets, looking at Essex Crossing site 1.

Essex Crossing Update: Warhol Museum Replacement, Closing of Ludlow Street Parking Lot

shower in kitchen

Shower While You Cook: Orchard Street Apartment Has It All!


U.S. Attorney Accuses Sheldon Silver’s Son-in-Law in Alleged Scheme to Defraud $7 Million

151 East Houston St. Photo via CoStar.

East Houston Hotel is Sued by Creditor

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catherine street

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | This morning’s photo was taken by Kathy Rodriguez on Catherine Street | Weather: Morning rain, then cloudy skies with a high of 64 | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

169 East Broadway.

NYPD Sues 169 Bar Following Underage Drinking Sting

Photos courtesy of John Woodward.

Essex Crossing Whodunit! Someone Swiped Space Invader’s “Snow White”


Cake Shop Hosts Benefit For Victims of the 2nd Avenue Explosion This Thursday

Bless Your Heart New York City! A Benefit for the People of The East Village Fire is a charity concert at Cake Shop which will raise money …

zoning cover page

What the City’s Rezoning Proposal Means For the Lower East Side

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Federal Judge Criticizes U.S. Attorney Bharara Over Conduct in Silver Case

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brooklyn bridge

Monday, April 13, 2015 | Here’s a great shot showing the Brooklyn Bridge from Jacqueline Aguilar | Weather: Partly cloudy and breezy today with a high of 67 | Happening Today: Community Board 3’s land use committee meets, 6:30 p.m., 273 Bowery | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.


Judith Malina, Living Theatre Visionary, Dies at 88


Sponsored Post: Halstead Property Apartment of the Week


9th floor studio apartment with sunny views to the downtown …

Luca and Bosco's version of the ice cream sandwich.

LES Bites: La Gamelle Opens April 22, Taste of 7th, Sampling Ice Cream Sandwiches