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Lower East Side Links

–On the Times’ editorial page, Lawrence Downes observes the “Winds of Change on the Lower East Side.” Yes, the citywide news media are still taking an interest in the battle for Shelly Silver’s old assembly seat. “If (current Assemblywoman) Alice Cancel has qualifications for the job, she kept them well hidden,” he wrote after taking in Tuesday night’s candidate forum in the 65th Assembly District. [New York Times].

–Live crickets on the D Train! Panic over the Manhattan Bridge!  [Channel 2]

–A 12,000 square foot food and retail hall, the Canal Street Market, is opening in October. Developer Philip Chong says the new venture is meant to bring the “gourmet-minded” and “young, energetic downtown creatives” to the area. [Eater]

–Another look at the Tenement Museum’s new exhibition opening next year. [DNA Info]

–New York Central Art Supply closes Sept. 2. [EV Grieve]

–Blogger Richard Silverstein writes: “The (Jewish Daily) Forward has some hard thinking to do. Does it wish to become a Jewish version of Buzzfeed, featuring endless listicles about kosher food and hasbara? Or does it wish to maintain its record of journalistic excellence? It can’t do both.” [Mint Press]

–Photos: 190 Bowery scrubbed clean. [Gothamist]

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doyers street

Friday, August 26, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo of Doyers Street in the heart of Chinatown. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with possible afternoon showers and a high of 94. Sunny and 89 tomorrow. Sunny with a high of 86 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Silver Will Stay Out of Prison Until Appeal is Heard (Updated)

Sheldon Silver will remain a free man for at least a few more weeks. He was supposed to start serving a 12-year prison sentence at the end of this month after being convicted on federal corruption charges. …

151 Orchard St.

Streetwear Pioneer, Reed Space, is Closing Orchard Street Store in September

The pioneering streetwear/lifestyle brand, Reed Space, is leaving Orchard Street after 15 years. …

247 Cherry St.. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Followup: JDS Development’s Tower in Two Bridges Area is No Longer “On Hold”

Earlier this week we reported that there was confusion in the Two Bridges neighborhood over the fate of a development site at 247 Cherry St. Today there’s more clarity about the situation. …

Lower East Side Links

–A TV reporter takes a ride to the top of Essex Crossing site 6. [NY1]

–One local resident has mapped the vacant storefronts of Manhattan. [AMNY]

–A new report says “ride-sharing services, dedicated bus lanes and even aerial gondolas high over the East River” would help reduce the impact of the looming L Train shutdown. [Wall Street Journal]

–Jay Wegman of the Abrons Arts Center talks about his 10 years as creative director. He’s moving on after putting in place the new fall programming schedule. [Village Voice]

–“Truth or Dare,” the 1991 documentary chronicling Madonna’s “Blond Ambition” tour, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The film begins a 7-night run at the Metrograph Theater tomorrow. [New York Times]

–Sweating it Out: A place called HigherDOSE has opened on the Bowery. It’s an infrared sauna center in which visitors endure temperatures of of 157 degrees. [New York Times]


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(Audio) 65th Assembly District Candidate Forum

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On Sept. 13, Democrats competing to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany will participate in a primary election. Five …

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Vivenne Gucwa Williamsburg Bridge

Thurssday, August 25, 2016 | Here’s a photo of the Williamsburg Bridge by L.E.S. photographer Vivienne Gucwa (@travelinglens)| Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 87℉. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

45 Rivington St.

Rivington House Owner Backs Out of Brooklyn Real Estate Deal

One of the firms entangled in the Rivingon House mess is walking away from another real estate deal in Brooklyn. …

175 Delancey St.; Site 6 of Essex Crossing. Photo by Delancey Street Associates.

Essex Crossing Team Celebrates “Topping Out” of First Building

One day last week, a flag went up on the roof of 175 Delancey St., signaling the “topping out” of the first of nine buildings in the big Essex Crossing project. …

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east river

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Nancy Ortiz took this photo on the East River Esplanade. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 87. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

104 Bayard St.

Fall Preview: Lalo, Chinese Tuxedo, OCafe LES

As summer begins to wind down, various publications are coming out with their fall food previews. …