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06.15.15 Liam Mathews

The Lowline is a proposed project that will turn an abandoned subway station under Delancey Street into a verdant, subterranean answer to the High Line. Obviously, such an ambitious project will require a lot of planning to pull off. Wired reports that Lowline visionaries Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey have launched a Kickstarter to help […]

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05.26.15 Liam Mathews

A photographer named Steve Butcher who has lived in the Lower East Side for more than 30 years shared a treasure trove of vintage photos of the neighborhood with Bowery Boogie. The color photos are from between 1980 and 1985, and the black-and-whites are from 1996. It’s of course old news that the Lower East […]

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04.29.15 Liam Mathews

Four years after the NYPD began patrolling the Lower East Side’s nightlife district on horseback, literal horse shit is still a problem in the neighborhood. Bowery Boogie reports that there are piles of shit all over Hell Square (their clever nickname for the bar-saturated zone from Houston to Delancey and Allen to Clinton) every Saturday […]

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01.23.15 Rhett Jones

Planet Ludlow is a fascinating little documentary that explores the shops, galleries and work that the people on Ludlow street were doing in 1995. The LES still looks like it did in the eighties but the narrator, Ronnie DeMonarco, informs us that this is right at the time that the neighborhood got the drugs and crime […]

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01.02.15 Aymann Ismail

Shortly after 2015 became official in New York City, a dance party popped up on the Lower East Side. A bicycle rigged with a mobile sound system provided beats while three dozen or so revelers boogied and partied on Ludlow Street, literally, as the middle of the street was treated like a dance floor. In […]

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12.19.14 Rhett Jones

KATSU, the eclectic street artist, is getting a gallery show at one of the Lower East Side’s biggest galleries. The exhibit, titled “Remember the Future,” will display sculpture, video, audio and painting that, in press release language: examine the slippages and disconnect between humans and their tools, the future and the present, in our quest for self-realization. He’ll […]

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10.28.14 Amy K. Nelson

After several high-profile traffic-related deaths in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new bill on Monday that lowered the city’s speed limit to 25 MPH. The bill is part of de Blasio’s “vision zero” plan, which aims to eradicate traffic deaths within the next decade. The mayor signed the bill on the Lower […]

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08.11.14 Sophie Weiner

The new documentary It Took 50 Years: Francis Goldin And The Struggle For Cooper Square tells a story that New Yorkers today need to hear. Francis Goldin, the now 90-year-old literary agent, led the fight against an urban renewal plan posed by the city in 1959 which would have entirely destroyed a neighborhood in lower […]

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05.20.14 Andy Cush

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing, a forthcoming residential-commercial development on the Lower East side, confirmed it would include a museum devoted to Andy Warhol. The new outpost will operate as a satellite location of Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum. According to museum director Eric Shiner, the New York location presents “a chance to exhibit more […]

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04.09.14 Andy Cush

When the longstanding Lower East Side dive bar Max Fish closed last year, word was it would eventually reopen at a new location in Williamsburg. Now, it seems, the Fish might be sticking to its old neighborhood. Owner Uli Rimkus has a new location 120 Orchard Street — currently the Gallery Bar — and, as Bedford and […]

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