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Arts Organizations and Venues Offer Support for Black Lives Matter Protest Movement

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Local arts organizations and venues are offering support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the city. Here's a roundup of some of the organizations taking action, offering resources, and even opening up their lobbies (@openyourlobby) for use as rest stops for people participating in the marches:

Developer of Former CHARAS Building Plunges Into East Village City Council Campaign

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Gregg Singer, a developer determined to turn the former CHARAS/El Bohio community center into a student dorm, is showing his exasperation with local City Council member Rosie Mendez.

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

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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

City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund

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Next week we'll have a pretty good idea how the 2017 campaigns for City Council are shaping up.

(Voter Guide) Ken Paskar – District Leader, 65th AD, Part B

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This candidate statement is part of The Lo-Down’s 2017 Voter Guide. To view the main page and to learn about other candidates on the...

Follow-up: Margaret Chin Wins a Third Term in City Council District 1

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Life in politics has never come easily to Margaret Chin. In 2009, she was finally elected to the City Council in Lower Manhattan on her fourth try.

Acrimonious Evening at the CB3 Licensing Committee

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Residents of the Lower East side came out in force last night to oppose several restaurants seeking liquor licenses. It was a tense night...

Local Political Club Endorses Carlina Rivera For City Council in 2017

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The next City Council election isn't scheduled until 2017, however, one Lower East Side contender took an initial, but important, step toward running over...

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

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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?

City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

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The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire.

Rapfogel, Cohen Admit to Roles in Met Council Embezzlement Scheme

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In Manhattan State Supreme Court this morning, William Rapfogel, former head of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty, pleaded guilty in a $9 million...

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

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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...

De Blasio Says City Will Try to “Re-Acquire” Former P.S. 64 Building (Updated)

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Mayor de Blasio came to the Lower East Side last night for a town hall meeting at P.S. 188. It was co-hosted with District 2 City Council member Rosie Mendez.

Followup: The U.S. Census on the Lower East Side

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Yesterday, we reported officials with the U.S. Census had gone to Community Board 3, asking for help in gaining access to several buildings in...

Rivera’s Airbnb Bill Unanimously Approved By City Council

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A bill sponsored by local City Council member Carlina Rivera aimed at Airbnb sailed through the Council yesterday.

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