Ed Litvak, Co-Founder

268071_2133070678704_922936_nEd Litvak co-founded The Lo-Down, a Lower East Side-based community news publication in 2009, and served as editor-in-chief from 2009-2018. Ed previously served in senior-level positions at NBC News, CNN and in the news departments of local television stations.

During the past 10 years, he has reported extensively on many important issues confronting the rapidly changing neighborhood. These include: the Rivington House deed removal scandal, the Essex Crossing real estate development project, large-scale development coming to the Two Bridges area, the proposed Lowline underground park and the Chinatown rezoning initiative.

In September of 2018, Ed transitioned to a new role as Director of Marketing & Communications at Asian Americans for Equality. He continues to write stories for The Lo-Down as time allows.




City Cleared the Way For Luxury Housing at Former Rivington House Nursing Home

HUD Supports Relocation Plan for Seniors in “Two Bridges” Building; Council member Chin Voices Outrage

(Exclusive) JDS Development/SHoP Reveal Plans For 77-Story Two Bridges Tower

The Market Line at Essex Crossing: Developers Envision the World’s Next Great Public Market

The Lowline: A Conversation With the Team Hoping to Build the World’s First Underground Park

Alexander Olch Plans to Bring Metrograph Independent Cinema to the Lower East Side

Father Andrew O’Connor Weaves Community at St. Mary’s Church

From Sonny Rollins to Ruby the Fruit Man: A Tribute to the People of 400 Grand St.

Essential Lower East Side: The Small Business Guide For Locals

Russ & Daughters Opens New Cafe on the Lower East Side