Neighborhood Coordination Officers - 7th Precinct - at a recent community event.

7th Precinct “Sector A” Holds Neighborhood Safety Meeting Thursday Night

Earlier this month, we told you about the 7th Precinct’s new community policing initiative. …

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Lower East Side Voices: La Lucha Continua

In our continuing series, Lower East Side Voices, we turn our focus to the community mural, “La Lucha Continua” in First Street Green Art Park. …

Lower East Side Links

–Manhattan retail rents fell about 13% from the same period a year ago, while available spaces declined. Brokers say many of the retail spaces are being temporarily snapped up by pop-ups rather than long-term tenants. [Commercial Observer]

–Almost $1 billion worth of newly purchased retail space in Soho remains vacant as the commercial real estate market struggles. [The Real Deal]

–Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor talks about his plans to bring dim sum to the masses. [Grub Street]

–Here’s a look at Clayton Patterson’s “Portraits from the Pyramid.” [Vogue]

A profile of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. [Channel 5]

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Celebrate at Our Fall Cocktail Party, Sponsored by The Seward Park Conservancy

The Seward Park Conservancy is hosting a Fall Cocktail Party on October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 on the Rooftop at Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, to celebrate all they’ve accomplished in three years of the Conservancy. Their volunteer efforts have raised $6.8 million in NYC Parks funding for the restoration of Seward Park. …

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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo in the Elizabeth Street Garden. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 73. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Sonny Rollins on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1966.

Legislation to Name Williamsburg Bridge For Sonny Rollins Introduced in City Council

The campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge for Jazz great Sonny Rollins has taken an important step. City Council member Stephen Levin of Brooklyn has introduced legislation to make the change. …

Brewer and Chin staged a rally in the Two Bridges neighborhood in July.

Brewer, Chin Request Zoning Text Amendment to Battle “Two Bridges” Mega-Towers

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin have filed a request for a zoning text amendment with the Department of City Planning (DCP) that would, if enacted, make it more difficult for developers to build three mega-towers in the Two Bridges area. …

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 | Maggie Russell-Ciardi submitted this photo of the changing Lower East Side skyline. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 61. | f you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Rendering shows Extell's 80-story tower in the Two Bridges area, as well as three proposed towers now under review by the City Planning Commission.

Community Groups Will Seek CB3’s Support For ‘Two Bridges’ Rezoning Wednesday Night

Community activists battling three proposed mega-towers in the Two Bridges area are gearing up for Wednesday night’s meeting of Community Board 3’s land use committee. …


War on Rats Expands to Schools on the Lower East Side

During the summer, the city announced a $32 million program to get rid of rats in three problem neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side/Chinatown. …


(Photos) Lower East Side Pickle Day 2017

As usual, it was packed at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day festival yesterday. Unusually warm October weather brought out the masses for …

Lower East Side Links

–A bicyclist was shot on Avenue C early this morning. He managed to get himself to the hospital. [Channel 7]

–More details and photos from the scene of the shooting here. [EV Grieve]

–Five years after Hurricane Sandy and with billions invested, experts say, “we are only marginally better protected than we were in 2012.” [City & State]

–A familiar face in downtown political circles, Pete Gleason, is challenging embattled DA Cy Vance in November. [Daily News]

–The Eldridge Street Synagogue is included in a new photo book on New York City’s Jewish houses of worship. [Times of Israel]

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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 | Lisa Vitale took this recent photo of the Williamsburg Bridge. | Weather: Possible showers this morning followed by partly cloudy skies and a high of 62. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Woman Grazed by Bullet Early This Morning Near Rivington and Ludlow Streets (Updated)

A 26-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet as she stepped out of a taxi on the Lower east Side early this morning. It …