Ed 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.