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Signs of Christmas

There's still time to decorate your tree, but not much! This photo is from @alainlevitt, taken yesterday at the corner of Essex and Canal.  Send us your neighborhood pics at: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram #lodownny

Locals, City Officials Celebrate Partial Debut of Pier 35

Local residents and city officials bundled up yesterday morning to celebrate the partial opening of Pier 35, a new recreational space on the East River near Rutgers Slip. As the Economic Development Corp., which was in charge of construction, noted...

Missing Lower East Side Resident: Dean Andrew Ford

You may have seen posters like this one in the neighborhood or on social media. The family of 21-year-old Dean Andrew Ford, a Lower East Side resident, is desperately trying to find him. He's been missing for Monday. You...
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Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month's storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back open this week. Broken branches were hauled away, but there's still lots of damage in the...

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit.

Chinatown Jail, Two Bridges Zoning on CB3’s December Agenda

Here's a look at Community Board 3's meeting agendas for the month of December. You heard this week's news that the city is backing away from plans to build a massive jail at 80 Centre St., reverting to an earlier...
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One Killed, Others Injured After Driver Hits Pedestrians on Forsyth/Canal Streets

A terrible traffic accident last night at Forsyth Street and Canal Street left one person dead and several others injured. It happened just before 7 p.m. when the driver of a minivan plowed over a curb while attempting to park,...

Continuing a Neighborly Thanksgiving Tradition at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you are staying in town for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood that are cooking up turkey dinners, but this story of a special tradition among friends caught our attention.

Make Your Voice Heard! It’s Election Day

It's Election Day in New York City and across the nation. All eyes are on the fight for Congress and, truth be told, there's not much suspense here on the Lower East Side regarding local races. But do not...
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Bones on Catherine Street

Good morning. Soup anyone? Here's the scene captured by @gguten on Catherine Street. The Catherine Meat Market, by the way, is one of our favorite food shops in Chinatown.
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