Summer Streets


Here was the scene during DOT’s Summer Streets this past Saturday in Soho.


Hester Street Fair Honors Original Vendors and New Creators This Weekend

A full weekend is coming up at Hester Street Fair. On Saturday, their “We Started Here” event returns in honor of the small businesses …

212 E Broadway Studio

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spacious high floor studio apartment with double exposures! Newly refinished parquet floors, separate kitchen and separate dressing area as …


A Chinatown Classic, Fong On, Re-Emerges at 81 Division St.

One of Chinatown’s oldest businesses is making a comeback.

Back in 2017, Fong Inn Too, the iconic Mott Street tofu shop, closed its doors. …


Ernesto’s on East Broadway Plans Late Fall Opening

Back in October of 2017, we reported that a Basque restaurant from the New York food industry vet Ryan Bartlow was coming to this …

On Forsyth Street


Good morning. On a recent afternoon, controlled chaos at the Forsyth Street produce market, alongside the Manhattan Bridge.


Documents Filed For New Large-Scale Residential Project at 161 Broome St.

Get ready for more large-scale construction in the area between Delancey and Grand streets.

Developers have filed plans for a new 15-story mixed-use building …

Lower East Side Links

–An in-depth look at opposition to the city’s plan to demolish East River Park and rebuild it in the name of resiliency. [Indypendent]

–The city has ordered a crane operator to stop work at 20+ sites after a crane collapsed at NYCHA’s Riis Houses a couple of weeks ago. [The Real Deal]

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is blasting NYCHA for its oversight of major construction projects. [Curbed]

–The Small Business Jobs Survival Act continues to languish in the City Council. The speaker, and at least one influential group that advocates for small businesses, have misgivings about the proposal to give commercial tenants some lease renegotiation rights. Meanwhile proponents continue to lambast REBNY for blocking the legislation. [Gothamist]

–It probably does not come as a big surprise that both of the Lower East Side’s House reps, Nydia Velazquez and and Carolyn Maloney, support impeachment of Donald Trump. [City & State]

–Time is running out to apply for an affordable senior apartment at Essex Crossing. The deadline is Aug. 20. [The Lo-Down]

–Did you catch the Times’ profile of Jing Fong, Chinatown’s largest restaurant now being co-run by third generation owner Truman Lam? [New York Times]

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Rooftop Films Returns to Lower East Side This Weekend

Rooftop Films offers two fun film events this weekend. On Friday, Aug. 16, Rashaad Ernesto Green’s film, Premature, screens at the New Design High …


M14 Express Bus Will Be Pokey For a Little Bit Longer

Select Bus Service has been operating on Grand Street for a few weeks, and we thought it would be running a bit faster starting …

After the Storm


Good  morning. This photo was taken following last Thursday evening’s violent storms by Rik. @rikmoran

Lower East Side Links

–Local resident and hedge fund manager Aaron Sosnick is apparently the mystery buyer of the Boys’ Club building on East 10th Street. [Crain’s]

–New tenant friendly rent laws have not put an end to tenant harassment, according to people who rallied against a Chinatown-based landlord this week. [Gothamist]

–The Sunshine Cinema building is now just a memory. Demolition complete, a glassy office tower is about to go up on East Houston Street. [EV Grieve]

–There have been two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at the Two Bridges condos on Cherry Street. [Patch]

–Justin Theroux’s  new”dive bar” on Chrystie Street is not getting any love from the Post: “Ray’s has the cringe-inducing air of a brand desperate for cool points.” [New York Post]

SummerStage 2012. Photo by The Lo-Down.

Eddie Palmieri, Mountain Goats Coming to East River Park SummerStage This Weekend

SummerStage 2012. Photo by The Lo-Down.

Last night’s show at the East River Park bandshell was rained out. But SummerStage will be back on …

Karpoff Moving On

Karpoff Affiliates is Your Single Stop For Senior Transitions and Real Estate Brokerage (Sponsored)

Karpoff Affiliates is your single stop for senior move services & real estate brokerage needs. If you or a family member cannot live on …

Lower East Side Links

–Groundbreaking took place for the new Union Square “tech hub.” [Patch]

–Two new studies challenge the conventional wisdom regarding gentrification. [New York Magazine]

–Some people are not very impressed with a proposed sculpture destined for Canal Street in Chinatown. [Architect’s Newspaper]

–A dog leaps off a rooftop on the Lower East Side, plunges through the sunroof of a parked car and survives. [Gothamist]

–Is Gaia, the Lower East Side’s quirkiest Italian restaurant, on the verge of closing? Well, Gaia is dropping hints, but it’s not the first time that’s happened. [EV Grieve]

–It’s National Night Out: fun and games begin on East Broadway at 4 p.m. [Twitter]