Breaking: State Judge Stops Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area, Orders Full Public Review | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

A stunning victory tonight for residents of the Two Bridges neighborhood fighting three mega-projects along the waterfront. A state supreme court judge has stopped the towers from moving forward, at least temporarily,

Source: Breaking: State Judge Stops Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area, Orders Full Public Review | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

As Locals Protest, Developers in Two Bridges Area Float $40 Million Subway Station Upgrade | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

As we first reported last week, local residents and elected officials will be gathering this morning to protest the city’s handling of the Two Bridges environmental review process.

Source: As Locals Protest, Developers in Two Bridges Area Float $40 Million Subway Station Upgrade | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Lego Live NYC Takes Over Pier 36 This Weekend | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Are your kids crazy about Legos? If so, you might want to head to Pier 36 this weekend for Lego Live NYC, an extravaganza featuring those enduring building blocks. There will be building contests, demonstrations, themed play zones (Star Wars, Minecraft, etc.) and character appearances. Pier 36/Basketball City will be filled with 4.6 million Lego bricks. The show opens at 3 p.m. today and continues through Sunday. Tickets are not cheap ($30), and the event is expected to sell out. Pier 36 is located at the end of Montgomery Street at South Street. More details here.

Source: Lego Live NYC Takes Over Pier 36 This Weekend | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

The NuBlu Orchestra Comes to East River Park Bandshell in Tribute to Butch Morris | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Tomorrow night’s SummerStage performance features longstanding local favorite, NuBlu Orchestra. The group was born out of the core group of musicians associated with the Lower East Side club on Avenue C of the same name.

Source: The NuBlu Orchestra Comes to East River Park Bandshell in Tribute to Butch Morris | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

A Night at the Lower East Side Film Festival | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Walking into Village East Cinema for the Lower East Side Film Festival I was directed downstairs where a small group of people crowded around a concession stand featuring metal tubs filled with ice and beer – plastic cups of red and white wine sat between them.

Source: A Night at the Lower East Side Film Festival | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

DOT Unveils Plans to Relieve Clinton Street/Grand Street Gridlock Thursday | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

We all know the area around Clinton Street and Grand Street is a mess. After many months of begging/pleading/cajoling, the city’s Department of Transportation is finally presenting a plan to deal with gridlock in the blocks around the big Essex Crossing development.

Source: DOT Unveils Plans to Relieve Clinton Street/Grand Street Gridlock Thursday | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side