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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spanning ~ 2,600 sf, configure this sprawling home as best suits your lifestyle! Comprised of three different apartments on one …


During Event on the Lower East Side, Pelosi Advocates For “Dreamers” Legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Lower East Side yesterday to publicize a new proposal to protect “Dreamers” and offer them a path …

Thomas Legaspi - Artist in gouache, inks, acrylic and oil.

Educational Alliance Art School: Community Arts and Creativity on the LES (Sponsored)

Educational Alliance Art School at Manny Cantor Center is gearing up for Spring and Summer Sessions filled with creativity, expression, and inspiration. Limited-time discounts for new students are available now! …

Lower East Side Links

–A bus driver was arrested after a fatal bus crash in Virginia that left two people dead. The bus was operated by Tao Travel under the name Starline Express, with a final destination of Canal Street in Chinatown. Police said the driver was speeding. [Daily News]

–A driver has been charged with, “failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to use due care” in a crash that killed a 90-year-old pedestrian at the intersection of Bowery and Bayard streets this past November. [Patch]

–An investigation finds that eight of Jared Kushner’s East Village buildings are illegally occupied. [The Real Deal]

–The F Train has a 50% on time rate, the worst in the entire subway system. Here’s a look at why the lettered lines in general perform so much worse than the numbered ones. [New York Times]

–Local State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and two Albany colleagues, “share a progressive vision and a 7-room apartment.” [New York Times]

–A new exhibition in an empty lot on Ludlow Street gives passersby a view of live streamed images of Earth from a NASA satellite. [Untapped Cities]

Behind the Wire

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Good morning! @guten212 took this photo somewhere in Chinatown.

Photo: Citi Bike

Citi Bike Adds Valet Service on the Lower East Side

Photo: Citi Bike

You know the frustration. You arrive at your destination only to find there are no available docks for your Citi Bike. …

On the Run: NYC Half Marathon Passes Through the Lower East Side


Andrea DiFiore got a good look at the runners participating in Sunday’s NYC Half Marathon as they made their way up FDR Drive.


Impressive Views and Pierogi Lure Tenants to Essex Crossing’s Flagship Building

One of the best places to see the current state of Essex Crossing is from high above the Lower East Side. This view, from …


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Lower East Side Links

–A federal appeals court appeared sympathetic to Sheldon Silver’s latest bid to throw out his conviction on public corruption charges. He remains free on bail until the appeals run their course. [Daily News]

–The Cooper Square Committee launches a campaign to convince the Archdiocese of New York to allow affordable housing to be built on the former Church of the Nativity site on 2nd Avenue. [Gothamist]

–Supporters and opponents of affordable senior housing on the Elizabeth Street Garden site met face to face at a City Planning Commission meeting. [Curbed]

–Here’s a preview of the new Essex Street Market which will be opening after Easter. [NY1]

–The social enterprise business, the GrandLo cafe, celebrates its second birthday Saturday. [Facebook]

High Above the Lower East Side


Good morning! We took this photo last night from the rooftop terrace of “The Essex” on Delancey Street. We’ll have a story next week on efforts to lease out the flagship tower last Essex Crossing.

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Keep the Beat All Summer Long at Third Street Music School (Sponsored)

Join us for one of our great camps or summer workshops for kids and teens: THIRD STREET SUMMER CAMP – a music and play filled summer experience for kids 18 months to 4+ Years — Learn about instruments large and small. …

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

Mayor to Unveil $10 Billion Lower Manhattan Flood Protection Plan

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

The mayor this morning is announcing his revamped plan to …

Lower East Side Links

–Around 500 apartments have now been completed in the big Essex Crossing project. The 14-screen Regal movie theater is scheduled to open by the end of the month with the first phase of the Market Line debuting in May. [Commercial Observer]

–A building owner on East 13th Street is trying to nullify leases in bankruptcy court. The city and the state AG are stepping in on the tenants’ behalf. [Channel 4]

–The de Blasio administration is resurrecting a Bloomberg-era plan to build out into the East River, below the Brooklyn Bridge, as part of its latest resiliency scheme. [Gothamist]

–Documenting  “the fashion kids, the art kids, the theatre kids, the who-knows-what kids” in Corlears Hook Park. [The New Yorker]

–Local organizations can sign up to take part in Lower East Side History Month [Google Form]

Winter Light on Eldridge Street

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Good morning. Here’s a photo from David Sierra.