Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's 2010 production of Julius Cesar. Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation. Ivory Aquino and Hamilton Clancy in Julius Ceasar, 2011.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Finds a New Home at Clemente Soto Velez Center

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Monday, April 6, 2015 | Joel Raskin took this photo at the 1st Street Garden | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 64  | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.


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Local Artist Donates Restored Window to Shul in Memory of Ralph Feldman

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Pre Passover: Burning of the Chametz at Bialystoker Synagogue


Passover begins tonight at sundown. But first, the ritual burning of the chametz (leavened bread) must take place. Thanks to Robin Schattel for this photo, taken this morning at the Bialystoker Synagogue.

Sheldon Silver attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Gouverneur Health in March.

Sheldon Silver Asks Judge to Dismiss Federal Corruption Case

Cover art from Loisaidas debut album.

Lower East Side Producer Sues Kanye West, Damon Dash Over “Loisaidas” Film

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Friday, April 3, 2015 | Here’s what was left of the former Essex Street Market building on the south side of Delancey Street yesterday morning. The site s part of the big Essex Crossing development project  | Weather: Rainy and windy today with a high of 64. Mostly cloudy and gusty tomorrow with a high of 52. Mostly sunny and 62 on Sunday | Happening this weekend: Passover begins tonight. Easter is Sunday. Happy holidays!  | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.

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Gouverneur Health Completes $257 Million Modernization Project

Fat White Family, performing at Mercury Lounge this Thursday

The Set List: Live Music on the Lower East Side

Fat White Family, performing at Mercury Lounge this Thursday

Here’s TLD Contributor Flora Theden’s weekly run-down of the best live music on the Lower …

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Genesis Bridal Shop is Latest Clinton Street Closure

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Document Drop: Extell Shrinks Its Lower East Side Tower to 56 Stories

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Here’s a view of Chinatown from the Manhattan Bridge by Bahram Foroughi | Weather: Warm and breezy today with a high of 60. The rain returns sometime after midnight  | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.

A photo from "Echos of the Borscht Belt" by Marisa Scheinfeld, who will be participating in the Tenement Musuem's panel, "The Stories of Ruins," on April 29th.

Arts Watch: What To Do in April

Here are the highlighted events from our April events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week. …