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Holiday Weekend Bonus: New Section of East River Promenade Opens

A new haven awaits pedestrians, picnickers, cyclists and sunbathers this Fourth of July weekend along the East River, where the new and improved riverfront promenade is (finally!) open for business all the way south to Grand Street. The wide paved esplanade...

Motorcycle & Car Collide on Grand Street

We've just returned from the scene of that traffic accident at the intersection of Grand and Pitt streets. According to witnesses, a man on a motorcycle was riding the wrong way (southbound) on Pitt, a one-way street.  He collided...

Breaking: Accident at Grand & Pitt

A bad accident just occurred at Grand and Pitt St., involving a motorcyclist. More to come...

Lo-Down Live: Fire Update

The fire actually happened at the Masaryk Towers, not the Baruch Houses, as we reported earlier.  A woman was being treated inside a Beth Israel ambulance, most likely from smoke inhalation. Residents sitting on a bench outside the apartment complex...

Lo-Down Live: Fire at Baruch

About half a dozen emergency vehicles have responded to a fire at the Baruch Houses on Columbia Street. More to come...

Pedestrian Injured in Tour Bus Accident

From The Lo-Down in-box, a story tip from Yori Yanover of the Grand Street News: A tour bus turning at the corner of Clinton and East Broadway ran over a 50 year old Hispanic woman around noon time today, Tuesday,...

Community Discusses Seward Park Library Incident; Security Cameras to be Installed

A community forum convened Sunday to discuss responses to last month's assault of a 9-year-old girl in Seward Park Library drew together local elected officials and community leaders from diverse organizations, eliciting promises to work together to fight crime and producing a pledge from a...

Grand Street Tenants Ask Fire Officials Tough Questions

Last night, city officials faced pointed questions from tenants about the Fire Department's response to last Sunday night's devastating blaze on Grand Street.  The residents had came to an informational meeting in Chinatown, which included briefings from several city...

Dramatic New Photos Show Devastation Caused by Grand Street Fire

From Grand Street, the destruction caused by Sunday night's fire looks bad enough. But this morning, we have new photos taken from inside 289 Grand (the building on the corner of Grand and Eldridge Streets) illustrating the full extent...

Car vs. Pedestrian on Houston Street

At the corner of Houston & Chrystie Street -- a pedestrian was apparently struck by a car making a left turn. Lower East Side resident Cathryn Davis Zommer sent us this photo a short time ago.
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Community Board Applications Open Until March 1

If you have been itching to become more involved in your neighborhood, here's your chance. New York's borough presidents...
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