Happening Sunday: Spring Awakening Community Garden Parade

Sunday is Earth Day, which means it’s the return of another great Lower East Side tradition: The Spring Awakening Parade through the neighborhood’s community gardens, sponsored by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. …


Here Are the Street Closures During Sunday’s Nike 5K Race

As previously mentioned, there’s a Nike 5K race happening on Sunday (Earth Day). The runners will come across the Manhattan Bridge, winding up at …

Lower East Side Links

–Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, has resigned. Many preservation activists considered her, “hostile to historic preservation.” [New York Times]

–The new “nightlife mayor,” Ariel Palitz, says she hopes struggling bars will have the financial freedom in the future to say no to SantaCon. [Daily News]

–A renter’s guide to Chinatown. [Curbed]

–MoMaCha, the new cafe on the Bowery, has been sued by the Museum of Modern Art. [Reuters]

–A David Bowie installation comes to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. [Time Out]

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Friday, April 20, 2018 | Here’s the East River Park Running Track, out of commission until at least September. | Weather: Mostly sunny skies today and continued windy with a high of 54. Sunny and 61 tomorrow. More sunshine on Sunday with a high in the low-60s. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Food Notes: McDonald’s Ribbon Cutting, Straylight, Swedish Candy

Here are some of the restaurant/nightlife items that have caught our eye recently: …

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Here’s Community Board 3’s Stance on the East River Flood Barrier Plan

Yesterday morning we linked to a NY1 story regarding the city’s plans for a flood barrier along the East River. The report stated that Community Board 3 had, “passed (a) unanimous resolution opposing the plan.” That’s not exactly accurate. …


Grand Street Settlement’s Taste of the LES Coming Up May 3

If you want to experience some of the best local restaurants in once place and support Grand Street Settlement at the same time, you might want to make your reservations for Taste of the Lower East Side. …

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Spring blossoms on Clinton Street. | Weather: Look for rain off-and-on today with a high of 48. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


More Pleas For Action to Alleviate Grand/Clinton Street Gridlock

Another push is underway for solutions from the city to alleviate the traffic bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets.

Last week, State Assemblymember Yuh-Line …

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing. Rendering by Moso Studio.

Eleven Madison Park Team to Open Events Space at Essex Crossing

The acclaimed restaurateurs, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, will be opening a private event space on the top floors of the International Center of Photography’s new museum. …

Lower East Side Links

Last month, we reported on concerns expressed by local residents about the city’s plans for an East River flood barrier. Cable news has now picked up on the story. [NY1]

–A report from the launch party for downtown’s new political club, which covers parts of the Lower East Side. [Tribeca Trib]

–Out with the old, in with the new: “Performance Space New York is adapted to the city’s art world as it has become: a high-production-value outpost of a global intellectual-aesthetic marketplace, not a bohemian semi-abandoned escape-from-capitalism hole in the wall.” [Vulture]

–Live in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue at Brookfield Place: Rivington Tattoo. [Channel 2]

–Checking in with the guys at the Cafetal Social Club on Mulberry Street in the age of hyper-gentrification. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Here’s a look down Pitt Street. That’s Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in the foreground. | Weather: Another chilly, gusty start to the day. Cloudy early, afternoon sunshine, a high of 57. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Bike Expo Moved to Brooklyn After Inspection Shows Pier 36 Stability Issues

Three weeks ago, we reported that the marina at Pier 36 had been shut down after a routine inspection detected some stability issues. The situation is now causing Pier 36/Basketball City to cancel large-scale events. …


Squash Anyone? Look What’s Come to Hamilton Fish Park

You can now play squash in Hamilton Fish Park. …