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Seward Park Library Closed Until Jan. 31

For the rest of the month, you'll have to live without the Seward Park Library. The Lower East Side branch is closed for renovations starting today through Jan. 30. This afternoon, a spokesperson told us crews are painting the...

Followup: Seward Park Library Wins Landmark Designation

Earlier today, we posted a brief item following the vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to protect the Seward Park Library. Now we have more details. First off, here's the full narrative that was read during today's hearing, making...

Landmarks Commission Protects Seward Park Library

A short time ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Seward Park Library, located at 192 East Broadway. The 1909 Renaissance inspired building is one of 67 libraries throughout the city funded by Andrew Carnegie. Commissioners praised...

Landmarks Hearing For Seward Park Library April 2

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has scheduled a hearing April 2 on a proposal to protect the Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway.  Based on a preliminary agenda the item will be heard at 9:40 a.m.  Members of the public...

CB3 Looks to Support Landmarking of Seward Park Library

Here's a last minute reminder about tonight's CB3 landmarks subcommittee hearing.  Among the items on the agenda, a resolution in support of landmark designation for the Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway. The 1909, 5-story limestone Renaissance-inspired building was one...

A Library-Loving Lion

A friendly lion makes a new friend outside the Seward Park Library, where the Literacy Harvest Fair was held this afternoon. Thanks to Mike Fung for the photo.  

Local High Schoolers Study Changing Neighborhoods

The following story was written by Sarah Sluis, a new contributor to The Lo-Down: In New York City, neighborhoods can undergo dramatic change in a matter of months.  The Urban Memory Project, which was co-founded by educator Rebecca Krucoff and...

Scorsese and the City Come to the Heritage Film Series

This month's installment of the always fascinating LES Heritage Film Series will include film legend Martin Scorsese interviewing his parents in Italianamerican (1974, 26 min., 16mm).  Scorsese visits with them in their home on Elizabeth Street while they are...

Weekend Kids’ Pick

This Saturday, get the family out of the cold and watch Beauty and the Beast at the Seward Park Library. Part of the library's Saturday Afternoon Family Movies series during February, the free movies are screened in the community room at...

LES Heritage Film Series: “Punking Out” and “Wino”

Revisit punk rock birthplace CBGB's and hear members of the Ramones and the Dead Boys talk about their music and the NYC scene in 1979's "Punking Out," part of the next installment of the Lower East Side Heritage Film Series...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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