Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra (the via New Museum)

New Museum Premieres Five New Solo Exhibitions

Artists Andra Ursuţa, Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Cally Spooner, and Beatriz Santiago Munoz have each been given a floor at the New Museum for their new exhibitions which open collectively today. …

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New Life For the Proposed Williamsburg-Lower East Side Skyway?

A couple of years ago, a New York City businessman got a lot of attention when he proposed building a gondola to connect Williamsbrg …

NADA 2015 at Basketball City.

NADA Art Fair Opens Tomorrow at Basketball City

The fifth edition of NADA New York, an art fair showcasing emerging art from around the world, opens tomorrow evening at Basketball City. …

Delancey Street, between Clinton Street and Attorney streets.

Fight Leads to Stabbing Outside The Delancey Bar Last Night

Delancey Street, between Clinton Street and Attorney streets.

One person was taken to the hospital with stab wounds last night after a fight erupted …

Lower East Side Links

–Just another day on Canal Street: “A Chinatown bus driver was so enraged that two thieves stole luggage under his bus that he unleashed his inner Incredible Hulk — chasing them down and yanking the bumper off of their SUV with his bare hands Tuesday.” [New York Post]

–Opinion: “Few criminals have been more powerful for as long as (Sheldon Silver), the former assemblyman from the Lower East Side. In the long, crooked parade of New York politicians who have traded pinstripes for jumpsuits, Mr. Silver would be the grand marshal.” [New York Times]

–Columnist Ken Lovett: “Silver has said the only people he was accountable to were the voters in his district and his Democratic members in Albany. As long he brought home the bacon, he was fine in the district. But it was his frequent covering for his members and staff that kept him in power while setting the ethical bar lower and lower.” [Daily News]

–Silver hopes he’ll be sent to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, where he would “have access to full-time rabbis.” [New York Post]

–The Assembly voted 90-0 yesterday to seat Alice Cancel as Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. Asked whether there was any significance to her installation on the same day Silver was sentenced, Speaker Carl Heastie said, “It’s a coincidence… There was no connection. It was random.” [Daily News]

–In a preliminary move, the Rent Guidelines Board voted 5 to 4 to consider a 0 percent to 2 percent increase on one-year leases — and 0.5 percent to 3.5 percent on two-year leases. The final vote takes place this summer. [New York Times]

–Recalling Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and the battle over the Lower Manhattan Expressway. [Curbed]

Happening Today: The SPaCE Block Association meets tonight at the Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, 6:30 p.m. On the agenda: discussions about intercity buses and new liquor license applications. All are welcome.

Good Morning!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Here’s a view of Lower Manhattan from the World Trade Center Observatory | Weather: Cloudy today with afternoon and evening showers and a high of 54 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

Sheldon Silver leaves court this afternoon after sentencing.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Former Lower East Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was sentenced this afternoon to 12 years in prison for federal corruption crimes. …

From the Streit's atchives: Rabbi Moshe Feinstein inspects matzo emerging from the first floor ovens . Photo courtesy of Michael Levine.

One More Week to See Streit’s Matzo Documentary Film

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream, there’s still a week left in the documentary film’s run at the Film Forum. …

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Robbers Strike Five Lower East Side Restaurants

Police are trying to find two suspects wanted in connection with the robberies of four restaurants on the Lower East Side last Tuesday and Wednesday. …

Jenifer Rajkumar listens to introductory remarks by supporter Louise Velez.

Jenifer Rajkumar Officially Joins Race For Lower Manhattan Assembly Seat

Rajkumar is one of six candidates competing in the Democratic Primary in September. …

Good Morning!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo at 2nd Avenue and East 1st Street. That’s the huge mural from Os Gêmeos, alongside the shuttered BP gas station. A 10-story residential building will eventually go up here | Weather: Rain showers expected throughout the day with a high of 58 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

Photo courtesy of Alice Cancel.

Alice Cancel Sworn In as Lower Manhattan Assembly Member

As of this afternoon, the Lower East Side and other downtown neighborhoods once again have representation in the New York State Assembly. Alice Cancel was sworn in today by Democratic Majority Leader Joseph Morelle. …


Sheldon Silver Faces Sentencing Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon, Sheldon Silver will find out how long he’ll serve in prison after a jury convicted him this past November on federal corruption charges. …

Essex Crossing Site 6. Photos by Kami Scott.

Photos: Essex Crossing Sites 5 and 6

Essex Crossing is starting to show some visible progress. Construction crews are working on four sites that make up the mixed residential and commercial project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. Here’s a fresh batch of photos from local resident Kami Scott. …

217 Eldridge St. Photo via LoopNet.

Celebrated Sushi Chef David Bouhadana Hopes to Open Restaurant at 217 Eldridge St.

Acclaimed sushi chef David Bouhadana is aiming to open a new spot at 217 Eldridge St., the former home of shuttered Italian spot Apizz. …