150 Rivington St. rendering by Gluck+ Architects.

Condo Developers Say They Hope To Respect Character of Streit’s Site

150 Rivington St. rendering by Gluck+ Architects.

It’s tough to walk anywhere on the Lower East Side these days without running into construction barricades …


Public Art: New Sculpture Coming to Ahearn Park

A new art work is coming to Ahearn Park. The little triangular space at Grand Street and East Broadway will be the beneficiary of New Jersey artist Martin Delossantos’s, “Martin Delossantos.” …


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williamsburg bridge

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo of the Williamsburg Bridge a few days ago. That’s a NYPD helicopter flying over the East River. | Weather: Cloudy today with a high of 71 and showers expected this evening. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Tenement Museum President Talks Expansion, Lower East Side Controversies

Our interview with Morris Vogel, as the Tenement Museum prepares to launch a major new exhibition. …

Lower East Side Links

–First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris has a rather faulty memory when it comes to Rivington House. He’ll be testifying at a City Council hearing on Thursday. [New York Post]

–More on Shorris’ testimony as part of the city comptroller’s Rivington House investigation: “The interview — polite in the beginning, tedious at times and testy toward the end — sheds light on the chaotic rhythm of city government and the problems that arise when lines of communication are not explicitly drawn.” [Politico New York]

–The Lower East Side’s Lenin statue will re-emerge on a Norfolk Street rooftop in the not-too-distant future. [New York Times]

–The New York City Council is looking at legislation that would guarantee legal representation to tenants facing eviction. [New York Times]

–Editorial: In defense of business improvement districts. [Crain‘s]

–It’s National Voter Registration Day. If you’re not registered, head here RIGHT NOW!


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242 Broome St. renderings by Moso Studio.

(Renderings) Inside Essex Crossing’s Luxury Condos at 242 Broome St.

242 Broome St. renderings by Moso Studio.

The luxury condominiums now under construction in the first phase of Essex Crossing are making their official …


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Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Workshop Wednesday, October 5th: We’re repeating our July 27th workshop to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in this project. New York City is continuing to advance waterfront improvements to protect against coastal flooding and we need your help! …

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mulberry street

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on Mulberry Street. | Weather: Rain showers expected to continue this morning, with afternoon clearing and a high of 77. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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“HERSTORY,” Looks at Chinese-American Women’s History Through a Legal Lens

The Chatham Square Library offers a unique take on the story of Chinese-American women’s history with their upcoming exhibit, “HERSTORY: Chinese-American Women, 165 Years …

Lower East Side Links

–A 22-year-old man has been charged with the 2015 murder at the Lillian Wald Houses of a Lower East Side rapper. [Daily News]

–Tenants file lawsuits against Lower East Side landlord R.A. Cohen. [DNA Info]

–Should there be a landlord blacklist? [New York Times]

–Is the Lowline destined to become a “paradise or pipe dream?” Columnist James Gardner asks whether the underground park will evoke “Mother Nature or a movie set.” [The Real Deal]

–A part of El Jardin de la Esperanza, a community garden bulldozed years ago, makes a reappearance. [EV Grieve]

–A reporter goes way back to 2007 to highlight a Manhattan’s judge’s misuse of his VIP parking pass on the Lower East Side. [Daily News]

–The new Jane Jacobs biography is, “graceless, infantilizing of its subject and strangely unbuttoned in tone. It often seems to be muttered as much as written, like one of those garbled subway announcements you cannot understand but suspect might matter.” [New York Times]

Happening Today: JDS Development Group presents its plans for a gigantic tower in the Two Bridges neighborhood; 6:30 p.m., Two Bridges Tower, 82 Rutgers Slip.

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Essex Crossing Site 5 Reaches Its Full Height of 15 Stories

The Essex Crossing development project is moving ahead at breakneck speed. Over the weekend, the flag was planted on top of 145 Clinton St., also known as site 5 of the nearly 2-million square foot residential and commercial complex. …

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brooklyn bridge

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 | Lou Chiorazzi submitted today’s photo — his view of the Brooklyn Bridge on the way to work. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 73 and a chance of rain developing late tonight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.