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The LES: Always in Fashion

The Lower East Side and nearby neighborhoods have become New York Fashion Week destinations for runway shows and fashion installations. But in the weeks and months afterwards there's still plenty to do, see, and explore. Here's a roundup of...

Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Here are some suggestions for upcoming events that are on our radar: Essex Market brings back its “Talk & Taste” series with an evening with Vanessa Mota and Annette Tomei on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30pm. The night includes a...

The Lo-Down Culture Cast Episode 3 – Photographer Destiny Mata

We spoke with photographer Destiny Mata for our latest episode of The Lo-Down Culture Cast. https://youtu.be/MLG3ZWuSHNU Destiny is a rising star who grew up in the neighborhood. She is a Mexican American photographer and filmmaker who focuses on issues of...
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Announcing The Lo-Down Culture Cast

We're excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, The Lo-Down Culture Cast. The series will feature conversations with people who have been making positive contributions to cultural change in lower Manhattan. We'll be speaking with artists, musicians,...

Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Here are a few suggestions for local happenings that are on our radar: Check out folk and pop duo Jonnyswim at one of the Preserve Rockwood Benefit Concert Series on Thursday, August 17 at 7:30pm. The local indie music venue...

Anne Saxelby Legacy to be Honored by Fund for Farm Apprenticeships

A legacy fund has been established in honor of beloved cheesemonger Anne Saxelby, who died last October. As we noted then, Saxelby, who opened a tiny stall in the Essex Street Market in 2006, was instrumental in changing perceptions...
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A Grand Street Celebration: Mama YaYa Turns 100

Mama YaYa celebrated her birthday in style on Saturday. And with good reason. The longtime Lower East Side resident, Eladia Velez, just turned 100!

Longtime Tenant Leader Mercedes Ruiz Remembered as a Tireless Community Advocate

Over the weekend and on Monday, friends and loved ones will be remembering Mercedes Ruiz, a beloved tenant leader on the Lower East Side.
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From the Lower East Side to the Executive Suite: Sylvia Montero Tells Her Story

A video interview with a trailblazer from the neighborhood.
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The Lo-Down Culture Cast Episode 6 – Nonhuman Teachers

We spoke with the folks from Nonhuman Teachers, a nonprofit that takes a new approach to ecological storytelling, for...

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