50 Sutton Place South

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Grand Street Perch


Good morning! Andrea DiFiore took this photo at Grand and Clinton streets.

Canarsie Tunnel. MTA Photo.

MTA Releases a Few More Details About L Train Repair Plan

The MTA is dribbling out more details about the impact on commuters of the looming Canarsie Tunnel repair project. While the governor canceled the full L Train shutdown, there will still be significant service disruptions when work begins this spring. …

View From the Bridge


John Maher took this photo from the pedestrian deck of the Manhattan Bridge.


Rehabilitation of Luther Gulick Park Set to Begin in March

Just a couple of months after The Lo-Down came into being, in June of 2009, a grass-roots campaign to revitalize Luther Gulick Park on …

Lower East Side Links

–The city plans to tear down the LaGuardia Bathhouse and replace it with a playing field. [Patch]

–The former Bowery Savings Bank, operated at the Capitale events space in recent years, heads to auction. [Bloomberg]

–NYCHA’s new interim chair, Kathryn Garcia, visits the Vladeck Houses. [WCBS Radio]

–The City Council moves to crack down on placard parking. [New York Post]

–Lower East Side institution, Russ & Daughters, opens a big new location at Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Grub Street]

Allen Street Desolation


Here’s a look at a barren stretch of Allen Street that remains untouched years after a failed effort to revive all of the pedestrian malls from the East River up to Houston Street.

Stanton Street Building Rally New (2)

A Rally for the Return of the Stanton Street Building as a Community Space (Updated)


Here’s one way to spend part of your Valentine’s Day:

WHAT: On Thursday February 14th, Council Member Margaret Chin …

Holiday Rituals on Allen Street

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Good morning! Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing in Chinatown. Here’s a photo from David Sierra.


Man Shot by Cops This Morning in Building Near Cherry and Pike Streets (Updated)

A man was shot during an incident with police this morning near Cherry and Pike streets. He’s hospitalized in critical condition.

It happened around …

Lower East Side Links

–A new survey of NYPD crash data shows that the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow streets is the most dangerous single lane crossing in the city. [Streetsblog]

–Advocates say the former P.S. 64 is crumbling, giving the city yet one more reason to reclaim the building for the community. [Curbed]

–Big property owners are mobilizing to represent their interests as a rezoning of Soho gets underway. [Crain’s]

–The brokers at City Habitats thought it was a good idea to pitch the latest fancy East Village rental project with references to the Ramones and the Velvet Underground. [Spin]

–Raul Candy Store on Avenue B is going out of business after 43 years. [EV Grieve]

Two Tug Boats


Good morning! Minnie Michalski took this recent photo from per perch not far from the East River.

ForFreedoms in collaboration with the Gordon ParksF oundation, IAmYou, Madison, Wisconsin, 2018, Photograph by Maryam Ladoni

ICP Announces Winter/Spring 2019 Exhibitions

The International Center for Photography (ICP) Museum has two new exhibits opening tomorrow, Feb. 8, 2019, at 250 Bowery: For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? and Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. …

Uptown View


Good morning! Susan Levinson took this photo from her terrace.

Lower East Side Links

–The city announces the remaining vendors that will be part of the new Essex Street Market, now opening in April or May. [AM New York]

–At least one local nonprofit is distancing itself from Eva Moskowitz’s latest tirade against the de Blasio administration’s education policies. [Chalkbeat]

–An update on the recovery of beloved East Village restauranteur Jimmy Carbone. [EV Grieve]

–The mayor will allow a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen to remain in Columbus Park permanently. [Press Release]

–Ushering in the Year of the Pig: Scenes from yesterday’s Firecracker Festival [Channel 2]