The December 2013/January 2014 magazine is now available at locations throughout the neighborhood.
It’s out Best of the Lower East Side food issue. You can read this PDF edition or have a look at the full online version we posted yesterday.
The City Council has voted to co-name of section of Elizabeth Street in memory of Army Private Danny Chen.
It’s been seven years since the members of the historic Young Israel synagogue inked a deal with a developer to construct a modern new temple on their Lower East Side property in exchange for allowing the remainder of the site to be turned into luxury condos. Tomorrow, a trial begins to determine how much one of the developers owes the congregation in damages on the failed project.
The Observer reports that Jenifer Rajkumar, who ran against City Council member Margaret Chin in the recent Democratic primary, is gearing up to run for Daniel Squadron’s state Senate seat.
You may have seen a copy of our December/January magazine around the neighborhood. The latest issue is is all about food – It’s our first annual Best of the Lower East Side Awards. Now we’ve posted the results online. You can see how your neighbors voted in a survey The Lo-Down conducted last month, and check out other local recommendations from the editors. Click here to go to our Best of the LES page.
Ok, forecasters are upping those snow totals. We could see 4 inches or so before the storm is all over this afternoon.
Over the weekend, the New York Post reported that two high profile members of the Bialystoker Synagogue board of directors are suing the historic institution’s president, rabbi and housing committee chairman over the potential sale of an “L-shaped lot at Delancey Street and Bialystoker Place.”