Steve Croman after his surrender May 9, 2016.

Landlord Steve Croman Agrees to Pay Tenants $8 Million in Settlement

Manhattan landlord Steve Croman, who owns many Lower East Side buildings, is already serving a one-year prison sentence for mortgage loan and tax fraud. …





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Teaching Painting is Passion, Sponsored by the Educational Alliance Art School

For Jodie Niss, teaching painting has always been a part of her self-expression. She started teaching painting techniques around 12 years old guiding the …





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Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 | Our new view down Delancey Street. | Weather: Partly cloudy today 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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Stalled Site at 208 Delancey St. Reportedly Sold For $29 Million

Could something finally be happening at this stalled Lower East Side construction site? The beginnings of a 12-story residential building at 208 Delancey St. have been a neighborhood eyesore for several years. …

Johnny Fox outside the Freakatorium on Clinton St., circa 2003. Photo by Nicodemys Carvell.

Remembering Sword Swallower Johnny Fox and His Clinton Street “Freakatorium”

The tributes are rolling in for sword swallower Johnny Fox, a mainstay of the Coney Island Freak Show and proprietor of the Freakatorium on the Lower East Side. …

Nick Zedd at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009. Photo by David Shankbone.

Downtown Filmmaker Nick Zedd Becomes a Victim of Gentrification — in Mexico City

The downtown underground filmmaker, Nick Zedd, is fighting eviction. No, not from the Lower East Side. As Page Six explains, he’s tangling with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. …

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Wednesday, Dec, 20, 2017 | Lee Brozgol took this photo on East First Street. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 45. |  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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No Idols Tattoo Shop on the Bowery Basks in Glory of Pete Davidson’s Hillary Clinton Tattoo

A Lower East Side tattoo parlor is receiving a ton of attention after Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson got a Hillary Clinton tattoo there. …

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L+M and Nelson Management Refinance 275 South St.

L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group have refinanced 275 South St., a mixed income rental tower in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 | Jimmy Webb’s “I Need More” is all dressed up for the holidays on Orchard Street. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 55. | 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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Missing Person: Lower East Side Resident Carolyn Bazer (Updated)

Here’s a missing person alert. A resident of the East River Cooperative, Carolyn Bazer, disappeared earlier today. She was last seen at 14th Street. …

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Residents at La Guardia Houses Coping With No Heat and Hot Water

Low temperatures dipped into the 20s over the weekend, making life pretty unpleasant for some residents of the La Guardia Houses. We understand heat …

The Forward Building is among the Lower East Side historic sites included in the LPC's new interactive map archive.

Now It’s Easy To Visualize Local Historic Landmarks With New Interactive Map

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just made it a whole lot easier to geek out on New York City historic sites. …

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Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge Join Live Nation

The owners of the Lower East Side music clubs, Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, are teaming up with Live Nation, the corporate concert conglomerate. …

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo on Rutgers Street the other day. | Weather: Rain showers ending this morning with clouds giving way to partly sunny skies this afternoon and a high of 47. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY