Lower East Side Links

–Local activists plan to file for a rezoning of the waterfront in the Two Bridges area to curtail three proposed mega-towers. [City Limits]

–18 months after a records request was filed, the city administration releases Rivington House-related documents. [Progress Queens]

–It’s sentencing day for landlord Steve Croman. [EV Grieve]

–The East River Park track has been closed for construction. [EV Grieve]

–Sara Kay, formerly of London’s White Cube, is opening a gallery on East Second Street. [Artnet News]

Brian Kavanagh with Daniel Squadron in 2016. Photo from the assembly member's Twitter feed.

Kavanagh Secures Nomination For Senate Seat; Outrage Over Process Persists

Democratic Party bosses met at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn yesterday, picking State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh to succeed Daniel Squadron in the 26th Senate District, which includes the Lower East Side. Although Kavanagh is generally well-liked, the move was seen as the least democratic outcome possible. …

201 East Broadway. Photo by Daisy Paez.

Sidewalk Collpases at 201 East Broadway Construction Site

There’s more trouble this morning at 201 East Broadway, a construction site next door to the Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center. …

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Looking East

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 | Here’s a look at the changing Lower East Side skyline from a rooftop on Eldridge Street. Photo by Domenick Capobianco. | Weather: Cloudy and windy with the effects of Hurricane Jose starting to impact the city. Look for a high of 78. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


After Final Votes Are Tallied, CM Margaret Chin Appears to Have Won Third Term

Tonight it appears that Margaret Chin has eked out a narrow victory in the District 1 City Council race. …

Map: WNYC Data News Team.

(Map) See Which Areas of City Council District 1 Supported Chin, Marte

The Board of Elections is counting the affidavit and absentee ballots in the District 1 City Council race today. …

Lower East Side Links

–“Reformer Brian Kavanagh has locked up the support he needs to get the Democratic nomination for a vacant state Senate seat after the Brooklyn party boss supported him in a back-room deal.” [Daily News]

–The Manhattan party boss involved in hand picking Squadron’s replacement, Keith Wright, was re-elected over the weekend. Questions have been raised about Wright’s work as a lobbyist. [New York Post]

–There’s a protest of the Brooklyn Democratic Party this morning, which chose not to hold a vote to pick Squadron’s successor. [@newkingsdems Twitter]

–Why do party bosses rather than the people pick elected officials? “For decades, New York (legislative) seats have traded hands this way in what amounts to one of the last, most powerful vestiges of Tammany Hall-style politics in the state.” [New York Times]

–A venerable Hell’s Kitchen political club goes down to defeat, while upstarts on the Lower East Side “capitalized on changing neighborhood demographics and grass-roots activism” to overtake the Truman Democratic Club, “the power base of former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver.” [New York Times]

–More construction is ahead on the Manhattan Bridge beginning next summer. [DNAinfo]

–Condos on the former site of the neighborhood’s last gas station will start at slightly over $1 million. [Curbed]

–A city rule change requires developers to use inclusionary housing density bonuses on-site. [The Real Deal]

–Jeremiah Moss/Griffin Hansbury lays out an agenda for the mayor’s inevitable second term: “If Bill de Blasio continues to be mayor, he must make good on his original promise to reverse the city’s crisis of inequality.” [Daily News]

–The Community Board 3 committee that evaluates liquor permits will meet this evening at The Public Hotel. Among the applications to be considered: a barbecue restaurant on Grand Street and a proposal from the Zabar clan for a spot across from Columbus Park in Chinatown. [CB3]

–More press for Factory Tamal. [Channel 7]


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Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo along the East River Esplanade. |  Weather: Cloudy skies today with rain showers possible and a high of 75. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.comor tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Paul Newell (left), Brian Kavanagh.

Newell Wins Manhattan Vote For Squadron Seat; Kavanagh Declares Victory in District-Wide Contest

Here’s the latest on the battle for Daniel Squadron’s former 26th Senate District seat. …


Nom Wah Tu Soft Opens at 22 Orchard St.

Nom Wah Tu, the latest dim sum restaurant in Wilson Tang’s growing restaurant empire, opened its doors for the first time last night at 22 Orchard St. …

Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh.

Party Bosses Appear to Coalesce Around Brian Kavanagh For Squadron Senate Seat

State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh has received a big boost in securing the Democratic nomination for Daniel Squadron’s former State Senate seat. …


Painstaking Vote Counting in District 1 City Council Race Drags on

Board of Elections officials are continuing the painstaking process of counting all of the votes in Tuesday’s District 1 City Council Election. …


Lower East Side’s Newest Hotel Opens at 88 Allen St.

Did you catch the opening day hoopla at the Allen Hotel yesterday? After years of construction, the 41-room hotel on the southeast corner of …

Lower East Side Links

–Here’s how victorious City Council candidate Carlina Rivera spent primary day. [Gotham Gazette]

–New renderings surface for 100 East Broadway. [New York Yimby]

–Half of all new residential development will be downtown in the next few years. One Manhattan Square, Extell’s monster on South Street, is attracting some buyers not due to its luxury amenities but because of its tax abatement. [New York Times]

–Landmark is opening a fancy new theater in Midtown West today, while preparing to close the Sunshine on the Lower East Side in January. The Sunshine “has reportedly been struggling since 2012, when the local community board voted against a plan for the theater to serve food and drinks.” [Crain’s]

–The mayor supports a proposal to abolish the city’s antiquated cabaret law. [Channel 4]

–Everything you need to know about San Gennaro. [AMNY]

–Here’s what Jimmy Webb has to say about his new rock ‘n’ roll boutique on Orchard Street. [EV Grieve]