Lower East Side

‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

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‘Under One Roof’ with the Immigrant Families of the Tenement Museum

Last modified October 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

With the topic of immigration dominating the national conversation, we were extremely interested in the press preview of a new exhibit at the Tenement Museum “Under One Roof” is a permanent exhibit immersing visitors in the real-life stories of modern era immigrant, refugee and migrant families from different parts of the world. Based on oral […]

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Fashion Freestyle: August 16

Last modified November 27, 2021 at 7:26 am

Fashion FreeStyle: August 16 Photographed by: Curvel Baptiste Location: Elizabeth Street, Lower East Side Meet Anthony Bryant, a graphic designer who’s all about repping Brooklyn and running in and out of thrift stores looking to score something amazing. His favorite find – a dope handmade necklace found in the south of France, but made in the […]

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Nabe News: July 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

Legendary Bowery flophouse, the Sunshine Hotel, receives a three-year reprieve from the imminent wrecking ball. Definitely thanks in no small part to tenant harassment [New York Post] Grand Street to receive safer “cycle track” bike lanes [Villager] Apparently there is an artsy celebration in Tompkins Square Park for the 20th anniversary of the riots there. […]

Downtown Etymology

Posted July 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

[Orchard Street, looking south] Anyone who frequents my neck of the woods realizes that it’s more difficult to navigate the streets. Thanks to street names rather than grid numbers, walking is all the more confusing. Oftentimes I wonder about the etymology of certain downtown street names. Here are a few: Houston Street – Named for […]

Good Evening

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

These days, blogs about the community are particularly superfluous. So what better way to champion the ‘hood than by jumping on the bandwagon? I don’t care, and neither should you. This blog is an ongoing chronicle of the Lower East Side of Manhattan through the eyes of a small-time resident.