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Chinatown Jewelry Week Kicks Off February 1

There was a news conference this afternoon to announce the first-ever Chinatown Jewelry Week.  It will be held Feb. 1-14, coinciding with Chinese New Year and the lead-up to Valentine's Day. The event, organized by Julie Huang of Kaimen...

Dental Vita Opens This Week at 114 Delancey Street

There's a new dental practice in the neighborhood. Doctors William Corbett and Elena Agilina are putting the finishing touches on a new office at 114 Delancey Street (Essex) this week.  Dental Vita is a full service office, offering checkups,...

Tenement Museum’s New Shop Life Tour Connects Past and Present

If you're looking for a fun holiday activity to do with friends or family visiting from out of town, "Shop Life," the Tenement Museum's new interactive tour is an interesting way to spend a few hours. It examines...
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Editorial: City Must Bring Transparency Back to SPURA Process

As we have reported on several occasions in recent months, a community-based task force is working with the city to shape the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Seward Park development site (SPURA).  In our most recent story last...

“Give More, Give LES”: Support Local Businesses

We have details today about the benefit for local businesses we mentioned last week. Hosted by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and promoted through Lucky Ant, the local crowdfunding company, the evening includes appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and DJ...

Op Ed: How We Can Help LES Proprietors Post-Sandy

Thanks to Lo-Down reader and local resident, Kristin Anderson, for sending us her thoughts on the importance of supporting our community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I’m lucky. No personal damage. No property damage. A few days of discomfort...
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A Few Ways to Support the L.E.S. This Weekend

Here are a few special events happening this weekend. If you know of more ways to get out and support our neighborhood as we continue to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, email us here, post them on Facebook...

Happening Now: Hurricane Aid Workshop

We're at the Houston Street Center, where a large crowd has turned out to find out how to apply for small business disaster aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Kids Can Have Halloween, Take II, This Saturday

Seeing as Hurricane Sandy squelched the Halloween holiday for most residents downtown this year, the folks at Nightmare Haunted House, who put together the super scary show "Killers," at Clemente Soto Velez, are teaming up with local merchants to...
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Tenement Museum Open For Tours Today

Our friends at the Tenement Museum are offering tours on a limited schedule today.   They write: Free Tenement Museum tours today, Saturday, November 3, for Lower East Side residents:  We’ve been through a lot together over the last several...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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