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PHOTOS: 'Imagining The Lowline'

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

The creators of the Lowline, an exciting project that hopes to bring an underground park to an abandoned railway in the Lower East Side, have organize...

UPDATE: 29-Year-Old Woman Found Fatally Stabbed In Lower East Side Stairwell

Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

A 29-year-old woman was found bleeding heavily from a slash wound to the neck in the Lower East Side on Monday. The Daily News reports Carlisle Bri...

WATCH: Awesome Subway Rendition Of 'Empire State Of Mind'

Posted 08.21.2012 | New York

Oh, to have been on this Lower East Side train last Tuesday, when straphangers were treated to Stay Human Band's rousing rendition of "Empire State of...

Johanna Barr

Hester Street Fair Helps Launch Emerging Businesses | Johanna Barr | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York

When the Hester Street Fair launched in June 2010, Christina Ha and Simon Tung were, as Ha put it, "just barely" in a relationship. She wanted to leav...

PHOTOS: Rent This NYC Backyard For $100 An Hour

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The first sign that something strange is happening on Ludlow Street is the fence, which is long and green and decidedly out of place amid ...

Conversation With On Stellar Rays' Candice Madey

MutualArt | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

While some young galleries were forced to close their doors during the past few years of economic downturn, On Stellar Rays in New York's Lower East Side not only survived, it flourished.

Johanna Barr

NYC Might Get This Massive Underground Park | Johanna Barr | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

There’s an old, abandoned trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street that’s closed to the public. It was built in 1903 to house Williamsburg Bridge ...

The Legendary Mosaic Man Of The East Village

Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

Jim Power has been beautifying lamp posts and storefronts in the East Village since 1985. Three years later, the Village Voice dubbed him "The Mosaic ...

Bullet Proof Vest Saves Cop's Life

| Posted 07.05.2012 | New York

By Serena Solomon, Alan Neuhauser LOWER EAST SIDE — Police are searching for a gunman who shot and injured an NYPD officer patrolling a Lower Eas...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Tells a Story

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Kalia N. Baker

Whether it was the famine or political and religious persecution that brought these Irish families to America, as described on the tour, they were met with much discrimination -- one of which is reflected in their housing and economic opportunity.

Lower East Side & The Rise of NY Hardcore -- Harley Flanagan's Take

Camilla Webster | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
Camilla Webster

Before there was an East Village, before Grunge, before Greenday and even Lady Gaga's East Village hit-parade, New York hardcore reverberated with a generation of kids.

WATCH: Daphne Guinness Performs Jefferson Airplane At Arlene's Grocery!

Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

Heiress/model/muse/filmmaker/artist Daphne Guinness has found a new hat: rock star. Guinness, whose notable co-conspirators have included Isabella...

10 Must See Painting Shows: May 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

May is traditionally the last month of the art world "season." As summer looms, rhythms change and many galleries choose to mount group exhibitions in...

Indie Theater on the Rise: Empanada for a Dream written and performed by Juan Fransisco Villa

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Writer/ Performer Juan Francisco Villa on his solo show Empanada for a Dream, a story about growing up downtown on Allen Street in the Lower East Side...

OM NOM NYC: It's National Grilled Cheese Day

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

If Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month -- February, in case you're wondering -- had an arch-enemy, it would be National Grilled Cheese Day. While Apri...

A Brief Renaissance: Holiday Lounge And Chinatown Fair Come Back To Life

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

New York's "lost city bloggers" are astir this week, as two of the city's recently vanished cultural institutions are (kind of) getting a second chanc...

LOOK: Architect Designs Giant Mountains To Cover Ugly Roofs

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Forget trekking beyond city limits to get your board on. A new design crafted by architect Ju-Hyun Kim seeks to blanket the tops of buildings with ma...

The Faithful Shopper: Choosing Chocolates

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

What are Easter, Passover, or even just spring without a little chocolate? New York has many places to buy that sweet treat. Here are some favorites.

CBGB Searching SXSW For Bands To Play Summer Festival

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

More than five years after CBGB shuttered its doors, ending three decades of legendary punk performances to transform into a high-end John Varvatos bo...

Fad Gadget Makes A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Frank Tovey sang about the difficulties of living in the modern world; his songs "spoke for and against the little man, the ubiquitous civilian bewild...

WATCH: Funeral Procession For Billy's Antiques On The Bowery

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

Yesterday afternoon was the official sendoff for Billy’s Antiques after more than two decades at 76 East Houston. Real or symbolic, it was no doubt...

Jarmusch Narrates AWESOME Tour Of Village's Poets (And Other Great Walking Tours)

Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

With Spring and walking-weather approaching, a reader tipped off EV Grieve to a great new audio tour of the East Village. According to UnionDocs: "...

Low Line's Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal!

Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

The power of Kickstarter has once again proven to be pure fundraising gold by helping creators Dan Barasch and James Ramsey successfully fund their "L...

LOOK: This Ammo Belt Saved Cop's Life In LES Shootout

| Posted 04.29.2012 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Wil Cruz LOWER EAST SIDE -- A cop owes his life to an ammo magazine on his belt that deflected a bullet fired at him in a shoot...

WATCH: New Orleans Funeral March For Man Killed On FDR

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

Following the death of Medhi Kabbaj after he was struck by a car running across the FDR Drive in January, a group of jazz players gathered in the Lowe...