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Lower East Side History

Lower East Side Throwback: Making the Heritage Mural at 232 East Broadway

Lo-Down reader Sara Krivisky sent us these photos after noticing how rundown the historic Jewish heritage mural at 232 East Broadway has become. The photos depict the planning and completion of the project in 1973.

L.E.S. Heritage Film Series to Present Unpublished Rebecca Lepkoff Photos

The Seward Park Branch Library has announced the first program of its 2013/2014 Lower East Side Heritage Film Series, Rebecca Lepkoff: In photographs and conversation, on Tuesday, October 15th.  Ms. Lepkoff, a renowned historical New York City photographer and nonagenarian...

Clayton Patterson & Friends Celebrate Release of LES Jewish History Project

Last week, a group of people with a passion for the Lower East Side came to one of the neighborhood's most magnificent spaces, the Angel Orensanz Center, for a celebration.  The occasion was the official unveiling of Clayton Patterson's...

Election Night Back When: The Forward Building’s Role

Editor's note: Just as New Yorkers try to shake off the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, the city shifts its attention to today's presidential election.  While most of us will be glued to the television or to our handheld...

Another Look: Garden Cafeteria Revisited

Sometimes it's surprising what can be unearthed in an old shoe box or in the deep recesses of your computer hard drive. A reader of The Lo-Down sent along this photo she snapped in 2005 on the corner of...

Tenement Talks – Lower East Side Stories

"Tenement Talks", hosted by H.R. Britton this evening, includes four professional storytellers who will recount their experiences as urban children or tell us how they raised their own kids in the big city. Performers include Robin Bady, Jane LeCroy, DJ Hazard,...
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