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Our Most Memorable Photos of 2010

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Photo courtesy: Asian Americans for Equality.

Before 2010 slips away, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most memorable photos featured on The Lo-Down in the past year. We begin with the startling images captured of 285 Grand Street shortly after it was ravaged by fire in April (the building and its neighbor, 283 Grand) were later demolished).

Photo by Stephen Spera.

Almost everyone was transfixed by Kenny Scharf’s new Lower East Side mural.

Photo by Kami Scott.

Smoke from an apartment building fire on Houston Street could be seen throughout the neighborhood.

Orchard Street
Photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis.

A shopkeeper enjoyed a nice day on Orchard Street.

Photo by Matthew Monteith.

The Art Handlers’ Olympics came to East Broadway.

Photo by Matthew McDermott.

Community gardens became a hot topic of conversation, as neighborhood activists fought to protect these urban jewels from development.

Photo by Matthew Monteith.

LES-centric author Gary Shteyngart talked with us about his new novel, “Super Sad True Love Story.”


The devastation of the Grand Street fire displaced dozens of families and businesses.

Tenants' Rights Rally
Photo by A Jesse Jiryu Davis.

Chaplin Fernando De Leon led a vigil in support of affordable housing.

Photo by Joel Raskin.

The East River provided a respite.

Photo by Carol Markel.

Karl Lagerfeld shot a fashion spread on Orchard Street.

Photo by Pat Arnow.

We marveled at an extremely rare lunar eclipse.

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