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Ed Litvak

CB3 Committee Makes History, Votes Yes on SPURA

It was the deal most everyone thought could not get done. Four decades after hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the name of urban renewal, Community Board 3 took an historic step last night towards finally rebuilding...

A Hyperlocal Future for Chinatown?

Last night, I participated in a panel discussion at the Museum of Chinese in America on "what's working and what's not in mainstream media coverage of Manhattan's Chinatown."  The conversation was led by Paul Cheung of the Associated Press....

Town Hall Tomorrow Night; What Are the Media Missing in Chinatown?

The Lo-Down is pleased to be taking part in a round table discussion tomorrow night focusing on what's missing in the mainstream media's coverage of Chinatown.  "Chinatown, Uncovered: A Panel and Town Hall," hosted by The Asian American Journalists...

Your Recession Stories: The Clinton Restaurant

We've been bringing you the stories of the recession's impact on small businesses on the Lower East Side. The other day, I visited Pedro Vargas, the owner of the Clinton Restaurant, a fixture at the corner of Clinton and...

Banh Mi: Ready for its NYC Closeup

Earlier this week, I mentioned An Choi, the New Vietnamese place on Orchard Street, which got a mention in New York Magazine. Not to be outdone, tomorrow's New York Times food section has a big blowout on the Banh...
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Lower East Side Links

Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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