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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo at Coleman Skatepark. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 91. There’s a heat advisory in effect this afternoon. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Watching the Solar Eclipse on the Lower East Side

Scenes from the Lower East Side during today’s eclipse… Here was the watching party outside 99 St. Marks Place (photo by Kelley Ryan; photo …

Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

Pier 36 Becomes Party Boat, Cruise Ship Destination

Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

While you weren’t looking, Pier 36 at the end of Montgomery Street became a …


Friends Gather in LES Garden to Remember Eddy Menuau

Over the weekend, friends gathered in the Children’s Magical Garden to remember longtime local resident Eddy Menuau.

On June 26, Menuau was riding his …

Lower East Side Links

–Police say a woman, identified as an East Village resident, was raped by an Uber driver after she fell asleep in his car. [Daily News]

–There’s a District 2 City Council debate tonight. [Villager]

–Would you consider paying a monthly subscription for your primary care doctor? Doctor Dave Ores is giving it a try. [Channel 11]

–This writer says the current Confederate monument debate gives us ample opportunity to finally change the name of the Lower East Side’s Samuel Dickstein Plaza: “It is my hope that given current events… that the Dickstein name on that little plaza/street on the LES will be removed forever in recognition of his treasonous acts against America and against his own Jewish people.” [The Jewish Star]

–Work has begun on the 13-story Moxy Hotel on 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

–Here’s how to celebrate NYC Restaurant Week, LES style. Stop by Ray’s Candy Store for a special tasting tonight. [Facebook]

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Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 | John Paul Melendez, aka JP Shutterspeed, took this photo over the weekend from his apartment window. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers today and a high of 85. Have you caught Solar Eclipse Mania? If you’ve taken proper safety precautions, you can watch starting a 1:23 p.m. At 2:44 p.m., we’ll witness “peak totality,” when the maximum portion of the sun will be obscured.

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Two People Stabbed on South Street Saturday Evening

Two people were stabbed during an argument Saturday night near South Street and Catherine Slip, in the vicinity of the Alfred E. Smith Houses. …

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Tarp Covers Confederate Flags Hanging in East 8th Street Windows

A tarp is now covering two Confederate flags hanging from a residential building on East 8th Street, at Avenue D. This photo was taken Friday afternoon by George Cohen. …

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Longtime Tenant Leader Mercedes Ruiz Remembered as a Tireless Community Advocate

Over the weekend and on Monday, friends and loved ones will be remembering Mercedes Ruiz, a beloved tenant leader on the Lower East Side. …


It’s Now a Little More Pleasant to Walk Past Part of Essex Crossing on Clinton Street

Here’s a welcome sight. After months of construction, work crews have removed the sidewalk shed on the east side of Clinton Street, between Broome and Delancey streets. …

Lower East Side Links

–A state audit shows that some people are being allowed to skip waiting lists to obtain apartments in the Knickerbocker Village complex on the Lower East Side. In one case, a building employee was given a penthouse apartment. Knickerbocker Village management said the decision was made so additional staff would be available in the event of an emergency. [DNAinfo]

–Block association president Mike Schweinsberg says a man displaying  Confederate flags in his windows on East 8th Street should not be evicted. He should be provided with counseling. “This is not someone whose intent is to inflame passions or anything like that,” said Schweinsberg, “He is a mental health concern. So no, eviction is not something I would welcome or support.” [Daily News]

–An interview with District 2 City Council candidate Carlina Rivera. [Bedford & Bowery]

–The Cornerstone Cafe on Avenue B has apologized, after a server scrawled on a takeout receipt an offensive slur aimed at an Asian customer. The employee responsible has been fired. [Channel 4]

–The city’s Shared Streets Program returns to Chinatown with an “Evening Stroll on Mott Street” this evening from 5-9 p.m. If weather permits, many merchants and restaurants will be operating from the sidewalk. There will also be family friendly games and activities. [Facebook] UPDATE: Event canceled due to weather.

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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Very desirable mint corner unit with both northern & eastern exposures, East River, and midtown skyline views! Spacious …

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 | Lee Brozgol took this photo on Delancey Street earlier in the month. | Weather: A stormy day is ahead with a high of 84. Mostly sunny and 88 tomorrow. Sunny with a high near 90 on Sunday. | 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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Factory Tamal is Open For Business Today in New Location at 34 Ludlow St.

It’s opening day for Taco Tamal’s new space at 34 Ludlow St. …

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Vegan Deli, Orchard Grocer, Hosts Ice Cream Social For a Good Cause

Next week the owners of Orchard Grocer will be hosting a “Vegan Ice Cream Social Justice,” debuting their new Modern Love Soft Serve.

The …