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The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

Ryan Star Captivates, Blows Minds at Sold-Out Rockwood Shows

Max Lugavere | Posted 06.23.2014 | New York
Max Lugavere

Friday night Dix Hills-born Ryan Star, the Paper Magazine-dubbed "alt-rock Frank Ocean," brought the house down at one of his summer residency shows at Rockwood Music Hall on the lower east side.

Here to Change the World: Emerging Artists Turn Downtown Dreams Real at University Settlement and The Door

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.30.2014 | New York
Jaime Lubin

The emerging artists from US and The Door have certainly made an indelible impression on how I think about the world -- here's hoping they continue to do so for a lifetime.

Flower Girl Classes: The Art of the Flower Crown

Leora Novick | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Leora Novick

For May, the start of the warm, summer months, outdoor concerts, and general frolicking about, the theme was flower crowns. The class consisted of seven women, some who knew each other, with most working in some sort of creative field.

Margaux Williamson: I Could See Everything

Hilary Harkness | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

We spent that brunch and some time after passing the printed proofs for Margaux's work across the table like trading cards -- she was putting together an exhibition catalogue you can pick up at the gallery or online.

A Three-Course Lunch In NYC Under $15? Here's The Trick

Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Zoe Lintzeris

The thing about New York -- and other cities that thrive on outdoor markets and vending -- is that the possibilities for whetting one's appetite, establishing a relationship with vendors, and coming together to see the latest food offerings are endless. How can you go wrong?

Jello Shots And Rum Drops

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

Alcohol is not just for glasses anymore and these two spots are leading the creative pack.

Upstairs at Beauty and Essex

Greg Jacobs | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

Last night, I went to Beauty and Essex for an after work drink, or two. This is something rather rare for me seeing that most weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are usually reserved for delivery, Netflix, and hopefully a trip to the gym.

On the Sunny Lower East Side

Simon Watson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

We set out with high spirits to visit twenty of the almost 150 galleries now populating the Lower East Side. It was a thrilling afternoon, most memorable for three highlights:

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

Cousin Bella Has Her Book at Last

Sherman Yellen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Sherman Yellen

When I sent the last draft of the book out for comments from the few literary figures I know I received the following from Christopher Davis, a distinguished novelist, teacher and literary critic. It sure brought joy to this writer's day.

Art and Artists II: The Angel of the Lower East Side

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Daniel Maidman

Deck the Walls Last time, I told you about a chain of events triggered by running into artist Dorian Vallejo at Steven Assael's drawing show at Forum...

In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Though orthodoxies exist, and while pluralism in art is not anything like a new idea, it seems that this is one of those periods of art when, outside some passing fashions, it would be difficult to identify any dominant movement.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: High Art and Low Sex All the Way Through Evening

Perry Brass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?

Dancing With Lou: "A Perfect Day" at Lou Reed's Lincoln Center Public Remembrance

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Yesterday, as I turned the corner onto the reflecting pool and stand of trees in the shadow of the Julliard School of Music, I came upon a remarkable site.

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

Sandy Came...

Camila Gibran | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Camila Gibran

Sandy came, and before she arrived, it was all about Me. Me in my house. Me in my day job. Me, my aspirations and my battles with my lessons. Me, not doing what Me like to be doing. Me and my senseless emotional life. There were so many Me's, I forgot I was only one.

Auction: Warhol, Lichtenstein Prints

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Thirty-six silkscreen prints developed during Pop Art's seminal moments of creation are now at auction online. Among them are Roy Lichtenstein's fir...

4 Top LES Shows: Jonathan Allen, David Gilbert, Tomaz Hipolito and Matthew Craven

Jonathan Beer | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Jonathan Beer

The DIY spirit of the Lower East Side neighborhood almost always provides refreshing contrast against the polish and politeness of Chelsea.

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

Is A Warhol Museum Coming To NYC? Probably!

ARTINFO | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Tuesday evening a developer was selected for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (or SPURA) site on Manhattan's Lower East Side, which currently con...

IMAGES: Huge Changes Coming To LES

Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

A large swath of the Lower East Side is set for a major facelift. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office announced Wednesday a $1.1 billion dollar plan ...

Wendy White Pick Up a Knock

Liz Markus | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Liz Markus

In anticipation of her second solo with Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, Pick Up a Knock, Wendy White answers questions about failure, American values, professional sports and decrepit gyms.