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“Dude Perfect” Stars Come to Tompkins Square Park Monday

The Dude Perfect stars are coming to the neighborhood Monday afternoon to kick off construction of the new basketball courts in Tompkins Square Park. The five guys who became a YouTube sensation with their ridiculously popular sports and comedy...

16 Photos From the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Tim Schreier braved the 24th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade over the weekend.  Both the four-legged and two-legged creatures were mugging for the camera. Here are some of the highlights.  

Photos: Dogs on Parade at Tompkins Square Park

New Yorkers love dressing up for Halloween. The only thing they love more is dressing up their dogs for Halloween. Behold the costumes from this year's Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, courtesy of Tim Schreier.  You can see...

It’s Time to TreeCycle! Mulchfest This Weekend

This weekend is your chance to dispose of that pine tree dropping needles all over your apartment, and turn it into mulch that helps plants in our public parks. (See adorable video here.) The city's parks department is hosting its...

Dogs on Parade at Tompkins Square Park

One of the East Village's most photogenic events took place yesterday afternoon, as the organizers of Tompkins Square dog run put on their 21st annual canine costume contest. There were people dressed up as dogs and dogs dressed up as...

Weekend Kids’ Pick

Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon until 3 p.m., spectators will gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch dogs on parade. All proceeds from the 21st annual Halloween Dog Parade will go to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation...

Op-Ed: Displacement from Tompkins Square Park Endangers “Crusties”

The following op/ed was submitted to The Lo-Down by Andrea Stella, executive director of The Space at Tompkins. We welcome submissions about any and all Lower East Side-related topics. Opinion articles can be emailed to: tips@thelodownny.com. Last week, the...

Immigrant EV Dad, Young Chinatowners, Tompkins Square Park, Gay Marriage

An East Village father fights to bring his family to the U.S. from the Ivory Coast. (NY Daily News) Chinatown second-graders work to preserve Confucius Plaza. (DNAinfo) Tompkins Square Park is missing its summer visitors. (NYT) Last-minute tussling as today's deadline for rent...

Police Looking for 14 Year Old Boy

The Village Voice reports: Police in the East Village are looking for a 14-year-old boy, Alexander Vorlicky, who is missing. Vorlicky was last seen  Sunday at his home on East 10th Street, just across from Tompkins Square Park. Known...

Snow Day on the L.E.S., Take Two

Schools closed, traffic snarled and most mass transit stuttered, but for those who ventured around the Lower East Side and the East Village on foot today, there was plenty of snowy scenery to appreciate. Wednesday's one-two punch of a storm that ended in the...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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