Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

Developments like a 72-story apartment tower being built by Extell have long-time residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown concerned about being displaced. (Photo by Yannic Rack via The Villager)

Protesting the ‘Building From Hell’ on the LES

Housing, Manhattan October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Longtime residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown called for protective zoning and voiced fears of displacement as they rallied near the site of a planned 72-story apartment tower, reports The Villager.

Alex Belanchuk of Alex Shoe Repair in Flatbush. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Tale of Two Shoe Repairs

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Manhattan August 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Weeks after The Lo-Down covered the shuttering of Alex Shoe Repair on the Lower East Side, Ditmas Park Corner reports on the impending closure of Alex’s Shoe Repair in Flatbush. After at least two decades in business, both faced rent hikes.

Gonzalo Bava started out working as a waiter, as many other immigrants do when they first arrive.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo for Voices of NY)

Charrúa: The First Uruguayan Restaurant in Manhattan

Business, Food, Manhattan August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Immigrant and former waiter Gonzalo Bava opened the first Uruguayan restaurant in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, El Diario reports.

A scene from "Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream.'"(Photo by Carlos Rodríguez Martorell for Voices of NY)

More Than a ‘Dream’ on the Lower East Side

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Voices' Picks June 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

“Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream'” is performed outdoors in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center’s parking lot.

Plaza Cultural, in the Lower East Side, has changed along with the neighborhood's residents. (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via El Diario)

Community Gardens: A Puerto Rican Legacy

Culture, Environment, Puerto Rican June 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.

The East River is a gathering place for many local fishermen. (Photo via World Journal)

East River Fishing Faces Uncertain Regulations

East Asian, Manhattan, Sports May 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Chinese fishermen who have spent years fishing in the East River tell World Journal they want clarification of the rules after city officials started patrolling the area recently and issuing tickets and summonses.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

Eddie Huang’s creative spirit also created a Jeremy Lin bao during the peak of Linsanity. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and into BaoHaus

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Media February 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus on East 14th St. is seeing an uptick in business thanks to the success of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on the memoirs of BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang, reports World Journal.

Mural by artist Jessica Blowers at Stanley’s Pharmacy, 31 Ludlow St. (Photo courtesy LES BID via The Lo-Down)

A Plan to Paint 100 LES Gates

Culture, Manhattan January 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

A Lower East Side project to paint murals on “100 gates” of businesses has received city funding to support the effort, Our Town and The Lo-Down reports.

Sheldon Silver in October with other city officials at the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Voices on Silver’s Fall

Government, Jewish, Manhattan January 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Sheldon Silver’s Jewish constituents on the Lower East Side continue, for the most part, to lend their support to the beleaguered Assembly member, reports The Jewish Week.

The Pickle Guys are the last pickle merchants on the Lower East Side. (Photo by Hannah Griffin via Our Town Downtown)

Pickled Pineapple, Anyone?

Food, Manhattan October 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Pickled pineapple will be among the selections on hand at Pickle Day on Oct. 19 on the Lower East Side, Our Town Downtown reports.

Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.

‘Lolita’ Fashion Comes to the Lower East Side

‘Lolita’ Fashion Comes to the Lower East Side

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Child-like? Cute? Elegant? This Japanese fashion trend has avid followers.

Rivington House (Photo via the Lo-Down)

Op-Ed: Confronting New York’s ‘Disjointed Economy’

In the News, Manhattan, Opinion, Social Services September 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

An op-ed in The Lo-Down describes changes in Lower Manhattan as emblematic of the city’s “disjointed economy” and urges efforts to overcome divisions between the homeless and the needy, and city residents who have insulated themselves.

André Resto, the carpenter at Tank's Barbershop on Clinton Street, said business has been slow for many in the area. (Photo by Alina Mogilyanskaya via The Indypendent)

Mom and Pop Shops Struggle on the LES

Business, In the News, Manhattan August 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Some longtime businesses fight to stay open as a more affluent population moves in and rents increase on the Lower East Side, reports The Indypendent.