Hester Street Fair Vintage

Hester Street Fair Hosts Virtual Vintage Fashion Flea Market, May 30 – June 1

Depop, a digital social shopping marketplace, has teamed up with the local Hester Street Fair to create a “virtual fair for vintage fashion finds” …

550 Grand St 2BR

Featured Listing, Sponsored by Karpoff Affiliates

PRICE BREAK: Sunny 2 Bedroom on the Lower East Side. Southern and western exposure, as well as Grand Street exposure. Easy transportation to restaurants, Essex …

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Local Spots Look Ahead to Full Service Reopening in June and July

Uplifting news came from Mayor DeBlasio this week as he announced “Phase 1″ reopening for curbside and in-store retail pickup, and non-essential construction and manufacturing, can resume on June 8, 2020. …

Foggy Mornings on the Lower East Side

photo by The Lo-Down

photo by The Lo-Down

Our recent foggy mornings make for dramatic views of the Empire State Building and the burgeoning mid-town skyline. If you’d like to share a photo with us, tag us on Istagram, #lodownny or @lodownny or email us at: tips@thelodownny.com.

Loisaida Fest 2020

Arts Festivals and Venues Bravely Forge On, Online

As New York City soldiers on under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, arts organizations are re-inventing themselves online and finding ways to continue …

LES Enfants de Boheme is now offering a limited menu for takeout.

Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Doughnuts and More, Now Available for Pickup and Delivery on the LES

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 brings a new batch of local spots opening for takeout and delivery, with temporary hours and limited menus, as we continue to shelter at home (*sigh*). Here are some highlights we’ve added to our updated list – it’s getting big! …

Lower East Side Links

–Nine out of 10 zip codes with the most coronavirus cases in Manhattan are uptown. The one exception? The Lower East Side, 10002. [AM New York]

–Another remembrance of Lower East Side activist Frances Goldin [The Independent]

–A look at “Send Chinatown Love,” the brainchild of a Chinatown resident and software engineer helping mom-and-pop businesses benefit from digital fundraising. [NBC News]

–Run for Chinatown: a cook who lost his job due to coronavirus raised $24,000 to feed front-line pandemic workers. [Channel 2]

–McSorley’s Old Ale House reopened on East 7th Street today. [EV Grieve]

–Community Board 3’s monthly meeting takes place via Zoom Tuesday evening. [CB3]

–Tonight in Zoomland: ThainkChinatown brings you “The Art of Storytelling in Chinatown.” [Facebook]

Francis Goldin spoke at a rally on the SPURA site in 2010.

Remembering Frances Goldin, A Fearless Fighter For Affordable Housing

You may have seen the tributes in the past week to Frances Goldin, the legendary Lower East Side community activist who died at the age of 95. Goldin was co-founder of the Cooper Square Committee and the Lower East Side Joint Planning Council. …

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Lower East Side Links

–Police raided an apartment at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street Friday, arresting three men on drug charges and seizing cocaine, heroin, guns and $9,000 in cash. [AM New York]

–Remembering Jerry Stiller, who grew up on the Lower East Side, attended Seward Park High School and got his start in acting at the Henry Street Playhouse [New York Times,

–Rethink Food mobilizes to help feed those in need in Chinatown. [Channel 7]

–There are signs that Chinatown restaurants are coming back to life. [Eater]

–The Broome Street club, Omar’s La Boîte, allegedly held a “secret” invite only party, in violation of the governor’s PAUSE order. [New York Post]

–How Katz’s Deli has been able to avoid staff layoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. [Daily Meal]

–B & H Dairy reopens for takeout and delivery. [EV Grieve]

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Coronavirus Update: More Local Spots Open For Takeout and Delivery, Looking Towards Full Reopening

More local spots re-opened this week, offering takeout and delivery, in new and creative ways. Many are making tentative plans as they look towards …

Corlears Hook Park in Lush Spring Green


Thanks to Andrea DiFiore (@andreadifiore62) for this photo of Corlears Hook in lush, spring green.


Corlears Hook Service Reduced, as Lower East Side Ferry Route Eliminated

While limited service will be offered from the Corlears Hook landing, NYC Ferry has announced the permanent elimination of its Lower East Side route, …

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Artists in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation With The Wooster Group’s Kate Valk

What is this…Week 9 or 11? Day 56 or something…since we’ve sheltered-in-place? New York Tough as the Governor said. NY Smart, too. And creative and proud. We make music every night at 7pm for our healthcare workers–spontaneous, cacophonous, improvisational—ok, so we stole the idea from Italy, but we made it our own. …