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Marte Wins in District 1, Rivera Re-Elected in District 2

The Eric Adams era began in earnest this past week, with the Democratic candidate for mayor cruising to victory with 66% of the vote. Big changes in politics ahead in the new year, not only with a new mayor...

Extinction Rebellion Blocks FDR Traffic in Climate Protest

A Lo-Down reader sent in photos as activists from the global (and local) organization Extinction Rebellion effectively shut down northbound traffic on the FDR highway yesterday near the southern tip of East River Park. Protesters sat in the middle...

Early Voting Begins in NYC, Adams Campaigns in Chinatown

New York City voters are already beginning to choose their next mayor, other citywide office holders and new City Council representatives. Although election day is November 2, you have the option of taking part in the city's early voting...

Block Party Sunday to Celebrate Chris Marte’s City Council Win

Coming up on Sunday afternoon (August 15), there will be a block party at the Hester Street Fair/Hester Flea site to celebrate Christopher Marte's election in the Democratic Primary for City Council in District 1. While there's still a...

Marte Leads District 1 City Council Race; Rivera Cruises to Victory

Photo: Marte 2021 Following New York City's democratic primary June 22, Chris Marte holds a sizable lead in the District 1 City Council contest. But since results from absentee ballots and ranked choice ballots for rounds 2-5 will trickle out...

Early Voting Begins June 12 for NYC Primary Election

New York City's primary election is June 22, but believe it or not, the voting actually begins in just a few days. There's early voting this year, from June 12 to June 20, although you still have the option...

Local Settlement Houses Hosting District 1 City Council Candidate Forum

Six Lower East Side settlement houses are cosponsoring a virtual District 1 City Council candidate forum this coming Thursday, June 3, 6:15-8pm. Beginning at 6:15pm there will be a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting and the forum will start...

City Council District 1 Candidate Forum

https://youtu.be/MeCOi_36pPs The New York City mayoral election has been stealing all the headlines, but let's not forget that downtown residents will also be choosing a new City Council representative in District 1 next month. While the general election takes place...

Following “Bodega-Gate,” Andrew Yang Heads For the Lower East Side

Did you catch Andrew Yang on the Lower East Side last week, touring the Essex Street Market, checking in at The Pickle Guys or hanging out at Frank's Bike Shop on Grand Street?

Lower East Side Celebrates Biden Victory; See How Your Neighbors Voted

When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris finally clinched Pennsylvania this morning and the Associated Press and the television networks declared the Democratic presidential ticket notorious, there were spontaneous celebrations across the city
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East River Park Construction Resumes Monday

Construction crews will be back on the job Monday at East River Park, resuming the East Side Coastal Resiliency...
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