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Ludlow Street by Milan Vatovek

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | Milan Vatovek took this photo of Ludlow street, looking north from Division | Weather: Mostly sunny and mild today with a high near 74 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Anne Saxelby, Feb. 2014.

Saxelby Cheesemongers Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Anne Saxelby admits she was a little bit nuts in 2006 to open a stall in the Essex Street Market focused on American farmstead …

Photos courtesy of Chikarashi.

Poké Bowls Reimagined: Chikarashi is Now Open at 227 Canal St.

Here’s a new twist in Chinatown: Japanese-style poké bowls. In the past several days, a little spot called Chikarashi has opened at 227 Canal St. (just west of Baxter Street). …

Rendering: MOSO Studio.

Essex Crossing Condo Sales Set For Early Fall Launch

Curbed noticed a new “teaser site” for 242 Broome St., the condos that are being built on site 1 of the Essex Crossing project. …

suspect sketch

Woman Robbed, Threatened by Man Posing as Uber Driver on the Lower East Side

Police are looking for a man who posed as an Uber driver and threatened to hurt a passenger picked up on the Lower East …

Interior of Lowlife on Stanton Street. Image via the restaurant's website.

Lowlife Closes at 178 Stanton St. After Six Months

Lowlife, the high-end restaurant at 178 Stanton St., appears to be the latest victim of a cursed commercial space. …

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seward park garden

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Everything’s coming up roses in Seward Park. Photo: Seward Park Conservancy | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high near 80 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.


Streetwear Brand, Sabit, Closes Clinton Street Store

Sabit The Shopp at 43 Clinton St. closed down last week after almost two years on the Lower East Side. …

Off Track Betty

“Off Track Betty” to Premiere This Weekend

An ode to the Lower East Side written and directed by Smith, Off Track Betty tells the story of longtime resident Betty Kaminski and her journey through her now unrecognizable L.E.S. neighborhood. …

Holiday Inn, 150 Delancey St.

Delancey Street Holiday Inn Applies For Rooftop Bar

According to documents filed with Community Board 3, operators Joe Donagher and Eamon Donnelly hope to extend their existing full bar (now in place in the basement space known as ‘Retro Bar & Grill’). …

Photo by Whitney Browne.

Photos: Lower East Side Community Hero Awards

This past Thursday night, the annual Lower East Side Community Hero Awards took place at University Settlement. They were presented as part of LES History Month. We were humbled to have been chosen this year among the honorees. …

Lower East Side Links

–Santos Party House appears to have closed for good. [DNA Info]

–Climate change is “rewiring government-citizen partnerships.” The Lower East Side waterfront is one place where collaborative planning is being attempted. [Newsweek]

–Opinion: Tom Waters of the Community Service Society writes in favor of legislation that is meant to end the “eviction bonus.” [New York Slant]

–Developers of a proposed mixed-use building on the site of the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office on 14th Street will go before Community Board 3’s land use committee later this month to request a zoning variance. [EV Grieve]

–Soho House opened its new Lower East Side club with “an air of added exclusivity.” [Daily Beast]

–Vallejo Gantner is stepping down as head of Performance Space 122. [New York Times]

–Marianne Boesky is closing her gallery on Clinton Street. [Artnet News]

–Chinatown/LES resident Stephen Karam talks about how his life has changed (and how it hasn’t} since being nominated for a Tony award. Karam wrote The Humans, a favorite to win “best new play.” [The Guardian]

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division street

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on Division Street | Weather: Morning showers possible with cloudy skies throughout the day and a high of 85 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: The Metrograph

We sent AndrewAndrew to The Metrograph, our new art house cinema on Ludlow Street (just above Canal), for dinner and a movie. Here is …

LES 2016 Peter Promo 2

Happening This Weekend: Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

If you’re staying in the city over the holiday weekend, we suggest checking out the annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts.

Hosted …