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Economy Candy Installs Retro-Style Signage to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

Have you seen the new look Economy Candy?

In celebration of the Lower East Side institution’s 80th anniversary, the third generation independent shop has …

Lower East Side Links

–The Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents on one-year leases by 1.25% and on two-year leases by 2%. It’s the first increase in three years.  [New York Times]

–Have you remembered to pick up your white sheet for the afterlife? If not, the Ghost Store in Chinatown has you, ahem, covered. The storefront is a marketing stunt for the upcoming movie release, A Ghost Story. [Indie Wire]

–The first trailer has been released for the documentary on Other Music, the legendary East Fourth Street music store that closed last summer after more than 20 years in business. The filmmakers are still raising money for the film. [EV Grieve]

–On Thursday, an Iberian-style seafood restaurant called Cervo’s opens at 43 Canal St. [New York Times]

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Puma Perl took this photo on Sunday. Even through the trees at Corlears Hook Park, escaping the Lower East Side’s ever-present construction cranes is impossible. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 81. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Minnie’s on Clinton: Daughter of Hotel on Rivington Owner Opens New Restaurant

It’s opening day for Minnie’s, a new spot at 29 Clinton St. operated by the daughter of local hotelier Paul Stallings. …

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Leader of Gun Smuggling Ring Sentenced; Chinatown Buses Used to Transport Weapons

One of the leaders of an illegal gun running operation that used Chinatown buses to transport weapons from southern states has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. …

Lower East Side Links

–A 31-year-old woman was repeatedly stabbed and robbed inside her Avenue B apartment Sunday night. She’s in stable condition. The suspect has not been caught. [Channel 11]

–More on the search for a suspect after a 65-year-old man was attacked in the Delancey Street subway station. [Channel 2]

–There’s a public meeting Thursday to solicit local opinions for the redesign of McKinley Playground on East Fourth Street. [EV Grieve]

–“The New Stand,” a trendy bodega concept, is taking over Patricia Fields’ old Bowery storefront. [The Real Deal]

–Christina Seid of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory talks about the shop’s longevity and gentrification in Chinatown. [Open City Magazine]

–The Strand Book Store is turning 90. [New York Times]

–The miniature Lower East Side. [Sensitive Skin, h/t Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo on Broome Street, at Allen Street. | Weather: AM showers, followed by afternoon clouds and a high of 78. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lower East Side Links

–The fourth and final public engagement session was held over the weekend for the looming Two Bridges development plans. [City Limits]

–Smaller galleries, including some on the Lower East Side, are calling it quits. What’s going on? “Lately the trend toward an intensely commercial and competitive art market has resulted in a critical mass of galleries folding, moving or merging.”  [New York Times]

–The Dry Dock basketball courts are going to be closed for repairs this week. [EV Grieve]

–Reminder: Tonight’s the night the Two Bridges area will be on lockdown due to the NBA Awards Show at Basketball City. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Coming up on Friday, Invisible Exports (on Eldridge Street) will be showing some of Alan Vega’s final paintings. [New York Times]

–Jean Georges has opened his restaurants inside the new Public Hotel Here’s a look at some of the dishes. [Grub Street]

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Bicyclist Injured in Collision on Canal Street

A taxi driver struck a bicyclist in Chinatown this morning. …

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Citi Bike Station at Canal and Rutgers Street Will Be Temporarily Removed Today

Here’s a service alert from Citi Bike. The station at Canal and Rutgers Street will be temporarily removed today.

As previously reported, the station …


65-Year-Old Man Assaulted at Delancey Street Train Station

Police are trying to track down a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old man in the Delancey Street subway station last week. …

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | Summertime in the city! Shonelle Cooper-Caplan took this photo over the weekend in Seward Park. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 80. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Hanksy at work inside the old Essex Market building.

Hanksy Brings Street Art Inside For Last Days of Old Essex Market Building

We checked in with local street artist, punster and curator, Hanksy, this morning as he and fellow street artists were putting final touches on their full scale murals for the upcoming show, “Market Surplus.” …

Lower East Side Links

–Headline of the day: “Subsidized complex turns itself into a gated community.” This is probably not how the board of Masaryk Towers hoped to be starting the day. Columnist Ginia Bellafonte chews the scenery on the Lower East Side, observing, “The instinct to shun and exclude comes all too naturally in the human spirit.” She then goes on to invoke Jacob Riis and “How the Other Half Lives.” [New York Times]

–A city EMT, apparently a Hells Angel, has been arrested for allegedly slashing someone’s tires outside the group’s East Third Street clubhouse. [New York Post]

–Katz’s Deli is snapping up spaces in New Jersey for its expanding mail order business. [Rutherford Daily Voice]

–Apparently everyone’s got to have a pair of David Chang’s Momokuku Nike high tops. [Eater]

–Tiki on 12th. The East Village Independent Merchants Association is throwing a party tomorrow. [EV Grieve]

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