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Bacaro, 136 Division St.

Bacaro Adds Brunch on Sundays

Morning Reads: District 1 Diversity Concerns, San Gennaro Charity Investigation, “Eating Delancey” Introduced by Joan Rivers

Chancellor Carmen Farina, at a forum on the Lower East Side, hears District 1 parents talk about increasing segregation in their schools (Chalkbeat).

The non-profit organization that runs the San Gennaro Festival donates less than 5% of what it raises to charity (Daily News).

The Lower East Side’s Puerto Rican population fell from 35,000 in 1990 to 22,000 in 2010. Barber Juan Rosado says: “It’s kind of sad ’cause they running people out by raising prices and raising your groceries, and it’s hard on—the cost of living is difficult for everyone around here.” (NY1)

Joan Rivers wrote the forward to “Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food,” a book that’s due out in December (CBS News).

The Meatball Shop boys talk about their TV pilot (Daily News).

Good Morning!

ABC No Rio, Rivington Street.

ABC No Rio, Rivington Street.

Sunny today with a high of 66. Partly cloudy and 74 tomorrow. A mix of sun and clouds on Sunday with a high of 82.

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7th Precinct Steps Up East River Park Patrols, Asks For Cameras and Lighting


People’s Climate March, Harvest Arts Festival Celebrated in LES Gardens Saturday & Sunday

Morning Reads: Silver’s New Foe, Dog Trainer Tussle, Fung Wah’s Demise

Maureen Koetz, a Republican challenging Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in November, is filing an ethics complaint against him (Epoch Times).

The city and state are both siding with a 79-year old resident of the East Village who’s “fighting to keep her rent-stabilized lease from becoming an asset with which to pay off her creditors.” (NYT)

A Lower East Side dog trainer is being sued by a former colleague, who says he stole her customers (Post).

Video: Chinatown bus pioneer Fung Wah was “strangled by federal bureaucracy.” (Reason)

The Stanton Street Shul names a new rabbi (Synagogue website).

Good Morning!

Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Phillis Fein.

Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Phillis Fein.

Sunny skies today with a high of 76.

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Wing Shoon on East Broadway Shuttered by Marshal

Chef Marc Forgione's chili lobster taquito. Photo via Taquitoria's Facebook page.

LES Bites: Birthdays for Taquitoria and Pig & Khao, Meatball Shop Sitcom, Draft Cocktails

Celebrations and libations in a midweek restaurant and bar roundup. …

Morning Reads: Live Over the Public Hotel For $7 Million, Ruby Schron Profiled, Rent Law Politics

A first glimpse of what the residences on top of Chrystie Street’s Public Hotel will look like. Prices start at $7 million (Curbed).

More observations on the Public’s unveiling: “If those prices seem audacious in a neighborhood where average per-square-foot-price is $1,180, (developer Ian) Schrager… appears to know his public: among current shoppers for a full-size, 4,236-square-foot spread is a Park Avenue couple interested in using the place for the complementary purposes of art storage and entertaining—as a kind of interesting weekend getaway south of 14th Street.” (Observer)

An in-depth look at real estate tycoon Ruby Schron, who owns property pretty much everywhere, including on the Lower East Side (Bloomberg).

The city appears to have approved plans for a residential conversion of the Amato Opera building (EV Grieve).

A look at the uphill political fight to end Albany’s control of New York City’s rent regulation system (Gotham Gazette).

The de Blasio Administration says it intends to take crime fighting in the city’s public housing projects seriously (Daily News).

Two people are facing charges in an apartment rent fraud scheme in Manhattan (NYT).

About that proposal floated yesterday for a gondola network over the east River: “a fanciful idea, but one that’s more pie-in-the-sky than anything else.” (Second Avenue Sagas).

Rawson Projects, a Brooklyn gallery, makes the move to Madison Street (Artinfo).

As the Jewish holidays approach, a Lower East Side beekeeper looks back on a sweet year (Jewish Week).


190 Bowery.

Jay Maisel’s 190 Bowery is Sold to Aby Rosen For Undisclosed Price


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