Shop Talk: Ricky’s Pup Up Shop, Ludlow & Hester Nail Spa and More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of Lower East Side shops, sales and new …

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135 Bowery Goes Back on the Market; One Floor Set Aside For Discounted Community Space

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Nicky Digital to Host Fun Haus Halloween Hangover Party

Although tonight is the official night for trick-or-treating shenanigans, Halloween festivities will of course continue all weekend.  Our friends at Nicky Digital are hosting a …

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Morning Reads: Pedestrian Killed on Canal Street, Clayton’s Taylor Swift Video, Lucy Liu Signs Up For “Snakehead”

At Canal and Centre streets, a man was struck and killed by a garbage truck. Witnesses say it was a hit and run (Post).

Parishes across New York find out Sunday whether they’ll be victims of the Archdiocese’s consolidation plan (NYT).

Developer Gary Barnett, mastermind of the mega-project on the former Pathmark site, says the high-end apartment market will soon be over saturated (Crain’s).

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney debated her GOP challenger last night (Daily News).

Scenes from the final days at WD-50 (NYT).

Video: Clayton Patterson reimagines Taylor Swift’s “welcome to New York” pitch (YouTube).

Lucy Liu will star in “Snakehead.” (Deadline)

A conversation with LES nightlife guy Brett David (Observer).

Good Morning!

Photo by Jenny Coffey.

Photo by Jenny Coffey.

Partly cloudy today with a high of 57.  Rain showers later this evening could put a damper on the big kids whooping it up for Halloween but shouldn’t be a factor for early trick-or-treaters. Don’t forget: It’s time to fall back one hour. Daylight savings begins at 2 a.m.

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden's Facebook page.

CB3 Backs Siempre Verde Garden; City is “Assessing the Available Options”

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Comfort Diner Plans Expanded Hours in Next Two Weeks

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Hernandez Houses Holds Halloween Party & Food Drive Tomorrow

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CB3’s November Liquor License Applications: Lucky Cheng’s, Kiki’s, Kosher Cafe

Morning Reads: Sandy Two Years Later, New Bowery Gallery, Graffiti War

A new report suggests the Lower East Side bounced back relatively quickly after Hurricane Sandy due to the neighborhood’s “social ties.” (Newsweek)

Investigation: Red Cross botched hurricane aid effort (Pro Publica).

Bridget Donahue, director of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, is opening a gallery of her own at 99 Bowery (Art News).

What’s one of your first steps after becoming a senior manager at a big bank’s commercial real estate division?  Invite 100 of your best clients to the Tenement Museum (Commercial Observer).

Chico, among others, weighs in on the mayor’s war on graffiti (Vice).

Good Morning!

Mott Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Mott Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 59.


Chin, Local Advocacy Groups Link “Tenant Relocator” Pimienta With Samy Mahfar

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Cops Need Help Finding Delancey Street Cell Phone Thief

Morning Reads: Schrager Boasts About 215 Chrystie Sales, Synagogue Landmarked, Mayor’s Park Plan Too Timid

Ian Schrager says sales at 215 Chrystie St. are strong. There has been no negotiating; “You’re probably paying close to about $8 million for a three-bedroom apartment,” he says. Asked about increased interest in the area, he responds: “I think the neighborhood is right in the center of what’s going on… I think it’s one of the most charming blocks in the city.” (NYT)

The Chinatown-based Lam Group, perhaps New York’s most prolific hotel developer, operates out of a modest building on Centre Street. The firm is looking at strategies to raise more capital (Real Estate Weekly).

NYU’s stampede continues, as the school buys 402-408 Lafayette St. for $157 million (Real Deal).

Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue is now a city landmark (Channel 7).

Reaction to the landmark commission’s decision (EV Grieve).

Critics Notebook: The mayor’s initiative to fix “35 small community parks is nice. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough.”  Instead of raising the budget for park maintenance, he “pretends to entertain the knuckle-headed demand of State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, a Democrat, that private park conservancies fork over money for public parks lacking patron saints.” (NYT)

Some politicians want Comcast to provide free broadband to all public housing residents as a condition of its merger with Time Warner (NYT).

Review: “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” at the Public Theater may be Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Park’s “finest work yet.” (NYT)