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Parks and Recreation

“Steal This City” Film Festival Comes to Community Gardens Sept. 9-12

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is teaming up with Loisaida Center and ABC No Rio to present a collection of films documenting activist-driven occupations in New York City over the last five decades. Their ninth annual film festival...

Peace and Tranquility at Albert’s Garden

Be sure to visit Albert's Garden on Instagram. There are some beautiful photos of this beautiful community garden located at 16-18 E. 2nd Street, between Bowery and 2nd Ave. Send us your neighborhood photos at: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on IG: @lodownny.

M’Finda Kalunga Garden Hosts Annual Lady Bug Release, Asks For Help Clearing Branches

Community garden and home of the Stanton Street CSA, M'Finda Kalunga, will host its annual Lady Bug Release, a free event for parents and children, on Saturday, July 31st from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. There will also be plenty of...

Daffodils Below the Bridge

Shonelle Cooper-Caplan sent us this photos of the daffodils bursting forth under the Williamsburg Bridge.

At Long Last, Construction Begins on Pier 42 Park

On Thursday, city officials descended on the Lower East Side to kick off the long-awaited construction of a new recreational area at Pier 42 near Montgomery Street.

Winter Amphitheater

The East River Amphitheater was cold and quiet at dusk one evening last week. If you would like to share a photo with The Lo-Down, send us an email at: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram @lodownny.

Holiday Cheer in Corlears Hook Park

Some holiday cheer courtesy of Friends of Corlears Hook Park, after their tree-lighting festivities.  

Friends of Corlears Hook Hosts Tree Lighting on Sunday

Friends of Corlears Hook Park announced a holiday tree decorating event for the whole family. They write: Our holiday tree has arrived. Join us this Sunday from 4-5pm to decorate and light the tree. We will have giveaways for all...

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Re-opening of Luther Gulick Park

A few weeks ago we told you about the re-opening of Luther Gulick Park, which had just undergone a $10 million restoration. This past Wednesday morning, there was an official ribbon cutting

Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park Holds 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” Event

Organizer Fanny Ip sent along these photos from the Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park 2nd Annual "It's My Park Day" event, held over the weekend. Friends of MTP, is a volunteer group currently working to get funding for the renovations, revitalization and maintenance at Montgomery Triangle Park
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Jim Jarmusch Newsprint Collages Come to James Fuentes Gallery

It turns out indie filmmaking icon Jim Jarmusch is also a visual artist who has been fascinated by newsprint...
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