Three Kings Day Celebrated at Teatro Sea on Saturday

The bitter cold temperatures probably won’t keep many people away from the big Three Kings Day Festival on the Lower East Side tomorrow.

The …

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Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 | @gguten took this photo of a snowy Orchard Street. | Weather: Sunny skies this morning but it’s going to be brutally cold today. We’ll only see a high of 18, and with the wind chill right now (8 a.m.) it feels like -6. Expect a high of 15 tomorrow and 20 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Giant Snowman Makes 2018 Debut at Essex and Canal Streets


Even before the snow stopped falling today, work began on this year’s version of “Chinatown’s Giant Snowman.” Stop by the corner grocery at Essex and Canal streets to see the work in progress!

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10 Rutgers Rental Building is Sold For $59 Million

The apartment building known as The Crossroads, at 10 Rutgers St., has been sold for $59 million. …


Demolition Update: Here’s a Look at What’s Left of 140 Essex St.

Michelle Myles got a birds eye view of the demolition of the historic Essex Street Market building at 140 Essex St. …

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd, photo by Ian  Douglas

Downtown Arts Festivals Kick Off in January

Happy New Year LES! It has been a while since I last wrote about our local arts scene. But what a time to start again. Winter festival season starts this week in NYC. Some of the newest work by local, national and international theater, dance, opera, and music artists will be performed right here on the LES over the next month in what has become known as JanArtsNYC. …

Whiteout on the East River

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@99percentinspired took this photo of the Williamsburg Bridge as the first big winter storm of the season battered NYC. Want to see if your street has been plowed? Click here.

Rendering of 208 Delancey St.

$53 Million Loan Revives Stalled Residential Construction Site at 208 Delancey St.

More signs are pointing to the reactivation of a stalled construction site at 208 Delancey St., alongside the Williamsburg Bridge. …

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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 | Here’s the snowy scene on Grand Street this morning. A winter storm warning is is effect for New York City. We could see six inches of snow before it’s all over. Public schools are closed and many local social service/cultural institutions are shuttered, as well. Look for a high of 25.

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New York Sushi Ko on Clinton Street is Closing Jan. 13

The end of the year usually brings a handful of restaurant closings in the neighborhood. 2017 was no different. The latest casualty is New …

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Wassail Cider Bar Closes on Orchard Street After Three Years

The Orchard Street restaurant and cider bar, Wassail, closed its doors at 162 Orchard St. for the last time just before the new year. …


You Can Sample Japanese-Inspired Desserts at “The Little One” on East Broadway

A new dessert spot from a local husband-wife team with serious culinary credentials is starting to get noticed beyond the Lower East Side. …

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Norfolk Street Bar Targeted in New Year’s Eve Robbery

There was a gunpoint robbery on New Year’s Eve at Sunita Bar on Norfolk Street. …

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Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 | Joel Raskin took this photo on New Year’s Day showing the Con Ed plant in the distance. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 32. Snow is in the forecast for late tonight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Essex Crossing Site 4, 180 Broome St. Rendering by Handel Architects.

Essex Crossing Closes on $200 Million Loan For 26-Story Tower

The developers of the Essex Crossing mega project have locked in a $200 million loan from Wells Fargo and M&T Bank for their 26-story building at 180 Broome St. …