264 E Broadway 1BR Balcony

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by LoHo Realty

New to Market 1BR w/Balcony for sale in the Seward Park Cooperative. See it this Sunday, March 5, at our open house (click thru for the details). …





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Police Look For Suspect in Attempted Rape Early Friday in Rivington Street Building

Police are looking for a suspect who followed a woman into a building at Norfolk and Rivington streets early Friday morning and tried to rape her. …





Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

Open Letter to Elizabeth Street Garden Group: Please Cancel Your Rivington House Action (Updated)

A community group, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, has scheduled a rally at Rivington House facility this morning to, as their Facebook invite explains, “Wake up Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council member Margaret Chin” to the lost opportunity for affordable housing at the former nursing home. This event is not sitting well with other local activists, who have been advocating for the return of Rivington House for many months. …

572 Grand St2BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property

Home Sweet Home

Fully renovated 2BR with enclosed balcony on high floor with double exposures and views to the East River and Midtown …

Good Morning!

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Friday, March 3, 2017 | David Sierra took this B&W photo under the Manhattan Bridge. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 40. Partly cloudy and windy tomorrow with a high of just 30. A mostly sunny Sunday with a high of 41. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Let the Resurfacing Begin! Crews Are on the Job at Seward Park’s Basketball Courts

Here was the scene a short time ago in Seward Park. Crews are getting started on the long-awaited resurfacing of the basketball courts.

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Photo courtesy of Carlina Rivera's campaign.

Council Candidate Rivera Endorsed By Squadron, Niou

Carlina Rivera, a candidate for City Council in District 2, has picked up two significant local endorsements. …

Rendering: Essex Crossing Site 5.

Essex Crossing Site 5 Affordable Housing Lottery is Now Open

The moment has finally arrived. Fifty years after hundreds of homes were demolished in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), the first affordable apartments are becoming available on the site. …

500 Grand St 1BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Karpoff Affiliates

Beautiful, open one bedroom with a loft-like feel, faces park and Grand Street. Lots of closets, freshly painted, hard wood floors, large …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor says he had no involvement in the decision to fire the official in his administration who approved the lifting of deed restrictions at Rivington House. [Daily News]

–De Blasio didn’t seem to care for questions about the dismissal of Ricardo Morales, deputy commissioner of DCAS: “The mayor stood up and ended the news conference at the 114th Precinct station house in Queens as a reporter pressed for details, asking: ‘Why can’t you tell us why Ricardo Morales was fired?’ ‘I covered it. Thank you,’ de Blasio said, his back turned.”  [New York Post]

–Extell Development has sold about 100 of 800 apartments available at its gigantic Lower East Side highrise, One Manhattan Square. One real estate insider says: “I’ve never seen anything that large, and in an area in Manhattan that would be considered remote… This is a new location — an untested, unproven location — and they’re trying to build a community around it. It’s gutsy any way you slice it, no matter what the market is.” [Bloomberg]

–A look at what it costs to run a gallery in New York. On the Lower East Side, where many former Chelsea delaers have fled in recent years, rents are rapidly rising. [Artsy]

–Hate crimes have spiked 55% in New York City during the past year. [Politico New York]

–The next public workshop for the planning of the Lowline underground park takes place tonight at Grand Street Settlement. [The Lowline]

–Mondo NYC, the music and tech summit, will be back this coming fall and will be based at Rockwood Music Hall. [Brooklyn Vegan]

–Ryan Sutton awards Doyers Street newcomer Chinese Tuxedo two stars. [Eater]

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Police Search For Thief Who Has Attacked Four Women on the Lower East Side (Updated)

Police are looking for a thief who has targeted women on the Lower East Side and Chinatown in a series of attacks over the past week. …

Good Morning!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Joel Raskin took this photo of the playground at P.S. 142. | Weather: Mostly sunny today but very windy. Look for a high of 49. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Next Environmental Review Meeting For “Two Bridges” Projects Happens on Saturday

A third meeting will take place this coming Saturday for the upcoming environmental review in the Two Bridges area. …

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents weigh in on the Parks Department’s plan to lower fences at Tompkins Square Park. [DNA Info]

–City Council members criticized NYCHA for taking so long to implement post-Hurricane Sandy repairs. Work has only been completed in one Lower East Side project. [Daily News]

–A handy new mapping tool shows how the looming L Train shutdown will impact your neighborhood. [City Lab]

–Renderings show, “a luxurified version” of the complex on East Houston Street formerly known as Red Square. [EV Grieve]

–U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez invited Hameed Darweesh to be her guest at last night’s Congressional speech by Donald Trump. Darweesh, a former Iraqi interpreter, was one of the first people detained during Trump’s immigration crackdown. [PRI]

–“The grand dame of New York’s art fairs” is back at the Park Avenue Armory. This year’s version includes some, “younger mid-market dealers” who have “brought fresher, more timely artists” to the fair. Among them: Lower East Side dealer James Fuentes. The Art Show benefits Henry Street Settlement. [Artnet News]

107 Eldridge St.

The Flower Shop, New Nightlife Spot, Opens at 107 Eldridge St.

Scruffy Eldridge Street just got a lot fancier. A bilevel restaurant/lounge called The Flower Shop has opened at 107 Eldridge St., in a space formerly occupied by Chinese spot Fen Yang. …