American Political Items For Collectors Show Comes to the L.E.S.

In case you’ve recently found yourself longing for bygone political eras, you may want to check out this unusual pre-Super Bowl event coming up …

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Opinion: A Lower East Side Perspective on Resisting the Trump Agenda

This opinion piece was submitted by Christopher Marte, a Democratic candidate for City Council in District 1. …

Lower East Side Links

–New York City bodegas will shut down at noon today to protest Donald Trump’s refugee ban. [BuzzFeed]

–For his fashion week show, Lower East Side designer Robert James finds inspiration in America’s new protest movement. [Billboard]

–The “cool kids” descended on Ludlow Street for Hood By Air’s sample sale. [W Magazine]

–Not even the groundhogs can agree this year. [Gothamist]

–Taiyaki on Baxter Street serves ice cream in a fish-shaped cone. It’s become an Instagram sensation. [Channel 7]

–Beginning on Feb. 3, the New York Historical Society will be featuring a tattooing exhibition which, of course, has a major Lower East Side emphasis. [Forbes]

–Up close and personal with some of the Lower East Side’s juvenile hawks. [Laura Goggin Photography]

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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo in Union Square. He named it the “Mike Crate Generals.” | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 44. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

A.K. Burns, Living Room, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts. Photo: Lauryn Siegel.

On Sunday at the New Museum, Body Politic: From Right to Resistance

In our new era of protest, here’s one event that caught our eye at the New Museum this coming weekend. …

LES Partnership's DayLife Festival.

Applications Open For Small Business Fellowship Program

LES Partnership’s DayLife Festival.

The city’s Department of Small Business Services is accepting applications for a fellowship program focused on neighborhood revitalization.

Full-time paid …

JDS Development Group's proposed tower is on the left. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Appeals Court Ruling Hands Victory to Developers of Cherry Street Mega-Tower

There’s been a significant development in a lawsuit that’s hanging over one of the large-scale development projects in the Two Bridges area. …

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Here’s a view of Chinatown from a rooftop on East Broadway. | Weather: Cloudy skies and windy today with 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.

Rendering of proposed tower at 247 Cherry St., as shown at a late April community meeting. SHoP Architects.

HUD Supports Relocation Plan For Seniors in Two Bridges Building; CM Chin Voices Outrage

We have new information this afternoon about the potential relocation of senior residents to accommodate the construction of a thousand foot rental tower in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

Lunar New Year Parade 2015 in Manhattan's Chinatown. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Lunar New Year Parade 2015 in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Here’s a few of the events happening Jan. 31-Feb. 6 on the …


Squadron Quizzes Mayor About City’s Unwillingness to Sue Former Rivington House Owner

During a budget hearing in Albany yesterday, State Sen. Daniel Squadron questioned Mayor de Blasio about the Rivington House fiasco. Specifically, the senator wanted …

Lower East Side Links

–AEG has bought half of Bowery Presents but not Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. [Pitchfork]

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron quizzes the mayor during an Albany budget hearing about his decision not to puruse legal action against the Rivington House developers. [Daily News]

–There’s a community meeting tonight to discuss the upcoming changes at Beth Israel and other Mount Sinai facilities in the neighborhood. [EV Grieve]

–After a lengthy struggle, Extell has finally managed to fully finance One Manhattan Square, its 80-story luxury tower alongside the Manhattan Bridge. [The Real Deal]

–Fair housing advocates worry about what the next four years will bring as the Trump regime takes over HUD. [New York Times]

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Hundreds Rally at Tompkins Square Park Against Trump

Hundreds of people showed up in Tompkins Square Park last night for a protest against Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The “Lower East Side Rally …

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Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | H. Spencer Young took this photo of Lower Manhattan. | Weather: We’ll see a mix of rain and snow today with a high of 37. | 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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Essex Street Market Debuts Historical Mural

If you visited the Essex Street Market this past weekend, you probably noticed this new historical mural celebrating the legacy of the 77-year-old public …