William Rapfogel. Photo: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.

Rapfogel Sentenced, Begins Prison Term For Role in Met Council Scheme

212EBwayLiving room Balcony

Sponsored Post: Seward Park Co-op Two Bedroom For Sale

A Two Bedroom, One Bathroom apartment with a private balcony is for sale at 212 E. Broadway. …

Photo by Andre Richards

Photo: Traffic Light Nest

Photo by Andre Richards

Thanks to Lo-Down reader Andre Richards for sending along this photo taken on East 8th Street and Avenue D, noting, …

Morning Reads: Google Engineer Faces Rape Charges, Brooklyn Bridge Flag Mystery, Tokyo Rebel Opens

A Google engineer is accused of raping a woman in his East 12th Street apartment (Daily News).

Who’s responsible for putting up those white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge? (NYT)

The mayor makes appointments to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but backs away from one nominee. He also chose  a new head of the Board of Standards and Appeals (Daily News).

Is developer Gary Barnett’s “poor-door” scheme anti-Jewish? (The Forward)

The City Council may pass legislation cracking down on people responsible for those illegal streetside donation boxes (Post).

Ludlow Street in particular, and the Lower East Side in general, are changing at breakneck speed but that’s not necessarily a bad thing (Complex).

Kim’s is probably closing around the middle of next month (EV Grieve).

Japanese ‘Lolita” cult brand Tokyo Rebel opens its Lower East Side store with a flourish (NYM).

And coming up later: Former Met Council head William Rapfogel will be sentenced today. Stay tuned for details.

Good Morning!

Broome Street, in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Broome Street, in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Partly cloudy and humid today with the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 89.

53 Ludlow St.

LES Bites: Silk Cakes, Veselka’s 1954 Prices, Eileen’s Cheesecake


Remember Latex Casting? Do it Yourself at this Free Workshop

Triangle at Division and Ludlow streets.

New Seating, Planters In-the-Works For Division Street Triangle

Mattie Safer

R&B Artist Mattie Safer to Play Rockwood on Friday

Mattie Safer has a rich history in New York’s music scene, beginning more than a decade ago as a member of …


Chin, Council Colleagues Launch Hepatitis B Awareness Week

Morning Reads: Restaurants on the Ropes, Preservation Plea, TV Star Candidate

Another look at the escalating commercial rents pushing restaurants out of Manhattan (Epoch Times).

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation wants the city to stop giving property owners early word about landmarking applications (DNAInfo).

Nick Di Iorio, a Republican candidate challenging U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, has been cast in a proposed reality show about unwinnable campaigns (Daily News).

More on the new St. Mark’s Bookshop (Bedford & Bowery).

All about the Between the Seas Festival (EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

High above the Bowery, looking uptown.

High above the Bowery, looking uptown.

Sunny skies today with a high of 87.

katz's sidewalk

Lingering Effects of Water Main Break Impacting Katz’s Deli

Actor Luis Guzman paid a visit to the East River playing fields to check in on the Lady Furies.

Actor Luis Guzman Hangs Out With Lady Furies Softball Team

Photos: New Museum Block Party 2014

Photos by Tim Schreier.

Photos by Tim Schreier.

On Saturday, the New Museum staged its annual block party in and around Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It was an afternoon filled with diverse performances, hands-on projects and workshops. Tim Schreier stopped by to capture some of the day’s images. Click through for more of his photos.