Become a Lo-Down Member


We founded The Lo-Down in 2009 from the conviction that the Lower East Side needed a fiercely independent, professionally produced news publication to call its own. Every day since that time, we have dedicated ourselves to providing top quality reporting to inform and engage our diverse community.

All of our efforts in the past five years have been dedicated to ensuring that The Lo-Down continues to be a vital community resource in the long-term. More local businesses and organizations are becoming sponsors all the time, helping to support our community journalism.  Now there’s also a way for our readers to show their support and to help strengthen and expand The Lo-Down’s news coverage.

Every story we publish, online and in print, is free to readers. But printing and mailing costs, freelance reporter salaries, stipends for photographers, graphic design fees and web development costs all add up. Your membership not only helps defer those costs, but makes a powerful statement in support of home-grown community news, produced by and for your neighbors.

We have big plans for the future, including enhanced coverage of important topics, such as gentrification, small business sustainability and education. In the months ahead, we’ll be engaging with you about the topics this publication should devote resources to covering. Becoming a member is not simply about bolstering The Lo-Down financially. We hope you will join with us to help shape our editorial priorities. Your participation will enable us to create a robust local news organization to serve the Lower East Side for years to come.

Become a sustaining member today!


  • $5 – Receive our quarterly member newsletter
  • $10 – Receive our monthly newsletter
  • $25 – Receive the newsletter and an invitation to our annual member party
  • $50 – Receive the newsletter, an invitation to our annual member party and a TLD coffee mug
  • $100 – Receive the newsletter, an invitation to our annual member party, a TLD coffee mug and a guaranteed subscription to our monthly print magazine

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