Lower East Side

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

First Sandy, Now COVID: Lower East Side Activists Grapple With Construction for Climate Project

Despite the pandemic and community resistance, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is still on schedule for a 2025 completion date.


9th Street Community Garden is a haven in the East Village

Tucked away in small corners and on empty lots of the concrete jungle, are tiny havens of greenery – New […]


Hyperlocal NYC Neighborhoods

National news dominates the headlines, but city neighborhood issues dominate what is in the minds of most New Yorkers. Listen to what they have to say about the challenges their communities face.


A community victory in Loisaida

A sign supporting the return of the CHARAS community center to the people of the Lower East Side. Photo Credit […]


“One world, one taste, one knish.”

The Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery in the Lower East Side has been selling knishes since 1910.


Dumpling fest draws big crowds, food eating champs

Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival draws big crowds to the Lower East Side.


Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity

While polo is usually associated with high society and royalty, bike polo matches in Manhattan’s Lower East Side draw a more diverse following.


Art galleries thriving in Lower East Side

As restaurants and retail shops throughout Manhattan close their doors for good, art galleries in the Lower East Side are thriving.