Small Business Survival Campaign Success! Keep Those Ideas Coming

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

We wanted to take a minute this afternoon to tell you about the successful conclusion of our Small Business Survival campaign. In the past 30 days, 160 individuals and businesses came forward with $27,515 for our yearlong reporting initiative. We met our $24,000 goal with a couple of days to spare last week. We want to thank everyone who backed this important project.

We’re now making final plans for a yearlong solutions-oriented reporting initiative. In the next couple of weeks, you’ll see increased coverage of small business and then in September The Lo-Down will launch an eight-part in-depth series.

In the meantime, we need you ideas and feedback about the challenges and potential solutions for saving the Lower East Side’s independent operators. Drop us a note at