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Parks and Recreation

Lady Bug Release at M’Finda Kalunga Garden This Saturday

Always a fun event for the whole family, the "Critter Committee" at M'Finda Kalunga Garden will release hundreds of ladybugs into the garden on Saturday, August 19th from 1 - 3pm. The ladybugs love to eat aphids, which harm...

“Hawk Model” Strikes a Pose

Visitor in Tompkins Square Park. Photo by Michael Kramer. Send your neighborhood photos to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram: #lodownny

Magnolia Trees in Bloom at Corlears Hook Park

Andrea DiFiore @andreadifiore62 sent us this photo of the Corlears Hook Park magnolia trees in bloom amidst all the East River Park reconstruction. Send us your neighborhood photos: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram @lodownny.
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Fall Comes to Corlears Hook Park

Thanks to Andrea DiFiore for this picture of a foggy fall morning at Corlears Hook Park (currently under partial reconstruction). Send us your neighborhood photos: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram @lodownny.

Seward Park Conservancy to Host Rooftop Gala at Nine Orchard

Seward Park Conservancy will host a rooftop gala on Monday, October 24 at the newly restored hotel, Nine Orchard in the landmarked Jarmulowsky Bank Building. The conservancy was created by the organization Friends of Seward Park, a neighborhood...

Seward Park Campus’ New Track and Field

Thanks to Cathy Lang Ho for this photo of Seward Park High School's (Seward Park Campus) newly renovated track and field, along Essex Street, from on high.  Send us your neighborhood photos: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on IG: @lodownny.
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“Back to the Garden” Sculpture Exhibit Featured on Allen Street Mall

A new sculpture exhibit, titled, "Back to the Garden," has debuted along the Allen Street Mall. Seven different sculptures by members of the Sculptors Guild are being featured along the pedestrian and bicycle "mall" between Broome and Hester Streets....

Car Free Earth Day on Avenue B

It was a car free Earth Day festival on Avenue B yesterday. Photo by Loisaida Open Streets, the NYC DOT community partner for Avenue B between 6th and 14th Streets.

Partial Closure of Corlears Hook Park Starts on February 28th

The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project has sent out a Community Advisory noting construction activities necessitating the closure of portions of Corlears Hook Park, including the flagpole area, beginning February 28, 2022. Access for the park will still be...
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Lower East Side Ecology Center Moves to Seward Park

The Park House in Seward Park. Photo via Seward Park Conservancy. The Lower East Side Ecology Center will be headquartered in Seward Park's Park House until the completion of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. The Seward Park Conservancy writes:...
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Photo: Looking south on Bowery from East 4th Street. Photo by Joel Raskin. In the news this past week:...

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