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mulberry street

Friday, May 12, 2017 | Karina Cherfas took this photo on Mulberry Street | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 62 and a chance of evening showers. Then get ready for a nor’easter. A rainy and windy Saturday with a high of 52. Mostly cloudy on Sunday (Mother’s Day) and 66. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photo via Democracy Now.

Lower East Side Rabbi Objects to Henry Street Settlement’s Invitation to Linda Sarsour

Controversy is brewing over an appearance at Henry Street Settlement next week by Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour …

David Wander Rainbow Lag B'Omer graphic arrow

Celebrate Lag B’Omer in the Siempre Verde Garden on Sunday

There are all sorts of activities coming up this weekend as part of Lower East Side History Month. One happening you might want to …


Have You Got Great Stuff to Sell? Tables Available For the Hester Street Fair’s Seward Park Yard Sale & Kosher Cookout

Coming up on Sunday, the Hester Street Fair is teaming up with the Seward Park Cooperative for a Yard Sale & Kosher Cookout. If …

samuel dickstein plaza

Another Look: The Lower East Side Street Named For a Soviet Spy

Washington is, of course, consumed by the growing scandal around Team Trump’s ties to Russia and the investigation of Russian interference in the American …

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williamsburg bridge

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Shonelle Cooper-Caplan took this photo Tuesday at the entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 62. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Pike Street between Division Street and East Broadway.

Lawsuit Settled, Yep Tour Buses Are Rolling Again; Squadron Still Wants Permit Pulled

Intercity bus operator Yep Tour, Inc. is back in business on the Lower East Side, but State Sen. Daniel Squadron is continuing to speak out against a company with a long history of illegal operations. …

Lower East Side Links

–The City Council is expected to approve two bills today aimed at improving pedestrian safety. [AMNY]

–A New York City Councilman wants to create an Office of Nightlife with a “Night Mayor” to advocate for DIY nightlife establishments. [Gothamist]

–More coverage of the lawsuit filed against the state department of health over the agency’s stonewalling on the Rivington House scandal. [Daily News]

–An Italian investor was allegedly burned in a condo flipping scheme involving an apartment at 153 Bowery. [New York Post]

–Katz’s Deli is launching a worldwide shipping service. [Wall Street Journal]


Mother’s Day Open House, Sponsored by Victoria Reichelt at The Corcoran Group

Rarely available one bedroom penthouse with the large terrace in the Lower East Side at Seward Park. Visit our Mother’s Day Open House (with …

starus square may 2017

Community Board 3 Panel Signs Off on Closure of Canal Street Alongside Straus Square

City planners and the Lower East Side Partnership won preliminary support last night from Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee to close a section of Canal Street alongside Seward Park. …

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allen street

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Stephen Salvatore captured this Allen Street storefront in B & W a few days ago. | Weather: Cloudy skies this morning with some afternoon sunshine and a high of 62. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

rivington house 5/2017

MFY Legal Services Sues State to Obtain Rivington House Documents (Updated)

A not-for-profit group, MFY Legal Services, has filed a lawsuit to obtain information from the State Health Department about the closure of Rivington House and of another nursing home in Brooklyn. …

rooftop films

Rooftop Films Returns to Lower East Side May 27

Here’s something to cheer about as the summer approaches. After an absence of several years, Rooftop Films is returning to the Lower East Side this season. …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor is boasting about the new citywide ferry service, which served 11,000 riders in the first week of service to and from the Rockaways. But not everyone is convinced the ferry service will be successful in the long run. [AMNY]

–Local City Council member Margaret Chin leads an aging committee budget hearing in which city officials were quizzed about funding cuts. [Gotham Gazette]

–A first hand account of the successful rescue of a man who fell onto the tracks in the Second Avenue subway station. [New York Times]

–Community Board 3’s transportation committee meets tonight. There will be a presentation on plans to transform Straus Square alongside Seward Park and more discussion about the city’s plan to add a protected bike lane on Delancey Street. [CB3]

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delancey street

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | Break time at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge – Photo by Jennifer Perciballi. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 61. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.