Community District 3

Department of City Planning Debuts New Community Portal

The Department of City Planning has come out with a new Community Portal that makes it easier to access neighborhood-based information. …


Are You Ready For Artisanal Twinkies? Jae NYC Eats + Stache of Goods Open On Mott Street Saturday

Chinatown is about to be bestowed with artisanal Twinkies. …

Lower East Side Links

–Renderings have been released for 282 Grand St., a new residential/commercial project that will replace three 200-year-old buildings near Eldridge Street. [New York Yimby]

–“What the Kings County Democrats left out of their endorsement of Brian Kavanagh for state senate.” An annotated version of Saturday night’s press release. [City&State]

–Brian Kavanagh has some competition in the November general election. Republican Analicia Alexander of Greenpoint has been nominated by Manhattan Republican Chair Andrea Catsimatidis to run for the seat in the 26th Senate District. She evidently has no political experience. [City&State]

–The Chinatown Core Block Association mobilized against Eli’s Night Shift on Mulberry Street. Community Board 3’s SLA Committee voted against the proposal from Oliver Zabar. [Eater]

–A longtime East Village resident has filed a lawsuit against the State Liquor Authority to end the bottomless brunch. [The Real Deal]

–A Chinatown jewelry store has thrived for nearly three decades, thanks to customers ranging from the Wu-Tang Clan to Beyonce. [New York Times]

–“Nerdlesque, the geeky, pop-culture offshoot of burlesque” takes center stage at the Slipper Room. [New York Times]

–30 years later: A “Crossing Delancey” reunion at Film Forum. Yes, pickles can still change your life. [The Times of Israel]

Good Morning!


Thursday, Sept, 21, 2017 | Here’s the uptown view on a recent morning from Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today and windy  with a high of 83. | The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah began at sundown last night and continues today. Shanah Tova.

Image shows western facade of Essex Crossing Site 5.

Essex Crossing Developers Seek Proposals For 220-Foot Mural

The developers of Essex Crossing are seeking proposals for a gigantic mural to be created on the facade of 145 Clinton St. …

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Celebrate the Return of Rooftop Legends at New Design High School Saturday

If you haven’t trudged up the stairs of New Design High School to check out the newly renovation rooftop space you’ll have a chance this coming Saturday. …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor yesterday signed a bill creating an Office of Nightlife. “Members of Manhattan Community Board 3, which represents the nightlife hotbed of the East Village, say they’re concerned the new office and advisory board will cater to the club industry.” [New York Post]

–Intercity bus regulation has been a big issue on the Lower East Side for several years. Now it’s a major concern in Flushing, the scene of a deadly charter bus crash. [New York Times]

–Some of your questions about the looming shutdown of the L Train are answered. [Curbed]

–Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Chapel with the first torah in Manhattan written by a female scribe. “The ark and one of the two Torah scrolls now resting in it were salvaged from the Meserich Synagogue on the Lower East Side.” [Haaretz]

–Pete Wells visits Gabrielle Hamilton’s East First Street classic, Prune, awarding the restaurant two stars. [New York Times]

–Uncle Boons Sister opens on Mott Street, serving Thai street food classics. [Eater]


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Photo from BYGGYZ's Instagram.

Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ Opens Today at Noon on Clinton Street

We have been waiting for a very long time for this one. At noon today, Dewey Dufresne will finally swing open the doors of his new sandwich shop. It’s called BYGGYZ and is located at 37-39 Clinton St., just a couple of doors from Donnybrook. …

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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 | @gguten took this photo on Delancey Street a few days ago. | Weather: Cloudy skies today with windy conditions this morning and a high of 82. | f you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Steve Croman after his surrender May 9, 2016.

No Prison For Landlord Steve Croman Until After Jewish Holidays

A judge ruled today that landlord Steve Croman can stay out of prison until after the Jewish holidays. …

Lower East Side Links

–Local activists plan to file for a rezoning of the waterfront in the Two Bridges area to curtail three proposed mega-towers. [City Limits]

–18 months after a records request was filed, the city administration releases Rivington House-related documents. [Progress Queens]

–It’s sentencing day for landlord Steve Croman. [EV Grieve]

–The East River Park track has been closed for construction. [EV Grieve]

–Sara Kay, formerly of London’s White Cube, is opening a gallery on East Second Street. [Artnet News]

Brian Kavanagh with Daniel Squadron in 2016. Photo from the assembly member's Twitter feed.

Kavanagh Secures Nomination For Senate Seat; Outrage Over Process Persists

Democratic Party bosses met at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn yesterday, picking State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh to succeed Daniel Squadron in the 26th Senate District, which includes the Lower East Side. Although Kavanagh is generally well-liked, the move was seen as the least democratic outcome possible. …

201 East Broadway. Photo by Daisy Paez.

Sidewalk Collpases at 201 East Broadway Construction Site

There’s more trouble this morning at 201 East Broadway, a construction site next door to the Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center. …

Good Morning!

Looking East

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 | Here’s a look at the changing Lower East Side skyline from a rooftop on Eldridge Street. Photo by Domenick Capobianco. | Weather: Cloudy and windy with the effects of Hurricane Jose starting to impact the city. Look for 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