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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 | Here’s a recent shot from the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge. | Weather: After a bone-chilling morning, we’ll warm way up to 35 with wind gusts up to 4o mph. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 5/145 Clinton St. Moso Studio.

Essex Crossing Building Named For Sonny Rollins; 3-Bedrooms Will Cost You $8450/Month

Delancey Street Associates, the group building Essex Crossing, has decided to name a 15-story residential/commercial building at 145 Clinton St. for Sonny Rollins. …

Rendering: Essex Street Market.

Coming to the New Essex Street Market: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Harlem Shambles (Butcher), Zerza Reboot

The city’s Economic Development Corp. (EDC) announced today a few of the new vendors joining the Essex Street Market when it opens an expanded facility as part of the Essex Crossing project next year. …

One Manhattan Square towers over the Two Bridges neighborhood.

City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire. …


Learn More About the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Plan on Tuesday, December 19

The third public workshop for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project to design and implement a flood protection project for Lower Manhattan takes …

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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 | Here was the scene last night along FDR Drive/East River Park. | Weather: Cloudy skies with occasional showers today and high winds. Look for a high of 50. | Happy Hanukkah! Chabad of the Lower East Side will be lighting a menorah on Delancey Street (Suffolk Street) at 6:30 p.m. There is also a celebration at the Manny Cantor Center.

7th Precinct Community Council meeting. Nov. 6, 2017.

Grand/Clinton Street Gridlock: Here’s What DOT’s Borough Commissioner Said Last Week

7th Precinct Community Council meeting. Nov. 6, 2017.

A standing room only crowd turned out at the 7th Precinct last Wednesday evening to ask …


A Few More Saturday Snow Photos

Our first snow storm of the season on Saturday was no big deal. Four inches recorded in Central Park. Before we bundle up for …

Rendering: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects.

Supporters, Opponents of Elizabeth Street Garden Housing Plan Face Off This Week

The early part of the week will include protests by supporters and foes of a controversial plan to build a senior affordable complex at the Elizabeth Street Garden. …

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Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 | H. Spencer Young took this photo on Essex Street after Saturday’s snow storm. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 43. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

(Photos) A Saturday Snow Storm


Snow covered branches in Seward Park and at the Seward Park Library… 


SantaCon Officially Skips the Lower East Side, But We’re Still Doomed

First the good news: No Lower East Side establishments are included on SantaCon’s 2017 list of participating bars.

Now the bad news: Nine East …

Basketball City/Pier 36, Dec. 21.  A gathering of the Satmar Hasidic organization  caused major parking and traffic problems.

Satmar Dinner Returns to Pier 36; Local Residents Protest Street Closure Permit

During the past couple of days, we have heard from local residents who are outraged about a huge event returning to Pier 36/Basketball City this coming weekend. …

572 Grand St 1BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Largest 1BR layout in the co-op with partial river views from every room! Spacious living room offers …

Rendering by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects.

City Moves Forward With Senior Housing Plan at the Elizabeth Street Garden (Updated)

The city is turning to Pennrose Properties, Habitat for Humanity and the Brooklyn-based non-profit RiseBoro to develop senior housing on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden. …