On the northwest corner of Bowery and Canal Street.

Chin Calls on NYPD to Enforce Traffic Law; Suggests Possible Canal Street Truck Ban


Fastrack on the F Train This Week: No Overnight Service on the Lower East Side

Morning Reads: 10-Story Project on Gas Station Site, Landlords Go to Court, Gallery/Button Shop

A developer is preparing to build a 10-story mixed-use building on Avenue C and East Houston Street, where a gas station formerly operated (Commercial Observer).

New York City property owners have gone to court in an effort to overturn new state regulations meant to protect tenants (Crain’s).

After their drubbing on Election Day, Democrats in the state Senate are reportedly thinking about switching to a new campaign chairman. Local lawmakers Daniel Squadron and Brad Holyman are two names being floated (Observer).

Artist Amy Li has set up a makeshift gallery in her dad’s button shop on Mott Street (WSJ).

Matthew Graham’s gallery, Essex Street, is opening an exhibition based on the “Artist’s Contract.” (Art News).

Good Morning!

East Houston Street. Photo by Joel Raskin.

East Houston Street. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Partly cloudy today with a high of 64. It’s Veterans Day. Schools and government offices are mostly closed, although subways and buses remain ona normal weekday schedule.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Hanging_Holiday_Lights_On_Orchard_2014 Photo by TheLoDownNY.comThat time of year again.  Holiday lights are being hung around/above the Lower East Side (seen here at Orchard and Grand streets) courtesy of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District.

#1 Yankees Fan on Grand Street

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Seen on Sunday.

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LES Bites: “Sturgeon Queens” on the Small Screen, Fung Tu Sunday Dinner, Malt & Mold Expansion

Corlears Hook Park. Photos by Andrea DiFiore.

Two Years After Sandy, Another Dozen Trees Lost at Corlears Hook Park

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On Stanton Street: Celebrating the Cultures of the Lower East Side and Balvanera

Morning Reads: Mahfar Buys 113 Stanton St., Gracefully is Closing, Coupon Crew

Samy Mahfar’s SMA Equities picks up 113 Stanton St. for $5.3 million (Commercial Observer).

Cops in upstate New York are still focusing on Chinatown as they investigate the murder of a family last month (Newsday).

Gracefully on Avenue A is closing (EV Grieve).

On the trail of the coupon distributors at Knickerbocker Village (NYT).

Dutch fashion model Roosmarijn de Kok performed community service at the LES Girls Club after being charged with shoplifting in Tribeca (Post).

Good Morning!

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Photo by Eileen McKeever.

Sunny today with a high of 60.

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Shop Talk: Kipling Holiday Tour, PinkyOtto, Diesel Sample Sale and More

Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of shops, sales and new collections to keep your eye on.

#KiplingHoliday Tour (57 Greene Street) Do you …


November Weekends at the Seaport: Out to See Festival

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New Signage Touts All the Good Stuff Inside Essex Street Market