An unnamed applicant wants a liquor license for the double storefront just vacated by a kosher pizzeria.

Bar Applicants: Comfort Diner and a Venue TBD for Shalom Chai

There’s some big news for Grand Street on the upcoming agenda for Community Board 3′s liquor licensing subcommittee. …

Morning Reads: $350 Million For Building Repairs, Gambling Parlor Revamp, Satan’s Gallery on East Broadway

The mayor is setting up a $350 million fund, with the help of big banks, to renovate buildings and preserve affordable housing (NYT).

Editorial: Be careful what you wish for in ending the city’s “poor door”/inclusionary housing loophole (Daily News).

A former East Broadway gambling den is “now in the process of upgrading and repositioning… to attract new tenants.” (Commercial Observer)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission defends the practice of giving property owners early warning regarding designation applications (Cityland).

ICYMI: Restaurants on the ropes as high rents make doing business in Manhattan nearly impossible – a closer look (Village Voice).

Editorial: it’s time to end the state’s $420 million film production tax credit (Times Union).

Structural issues force the temporary closure of three businesses on East 5th Street (EV Grieve).

Vector Gallery, the ‘official art gallery of Satan,” has made the move from Clinton Street to 154 East Broadway. Opening night is tomorrow (Hyperallergic).

Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

Rivington House Nursing Facility is Closing in November

Good Morning!

Sunset on Grand Street. Photo by Chris Castillo.

Sunset on Grand Street. Photo by Chris Castillo.

Sunshine this morning with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and a high of 82.

File photo; National Night Out on East Broadway.

National Night Out Returns to East Broadway Tuesday, August 5

Rge dearly departed Pink Pong on Ludlow Street. Photo by Robert K. Chin.

Panel Talk August 5: Can Beloved NYC Restaurants Be Saved?

Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu.

Chef Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu Talks Brunch, Neighborhood Foraging, Menu Additions

Morning Reads: NYU Lagone Awarded $1 Billion, Help For Dr. Dave, Lady Gaga at Rivington F&B

NYU Lagone is receiving more than $1 billion in hurricane aid (NYT).

Dr. Dave raises $35,000, avoids eviction (EV Grieve).

After taping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga came to Rivington F&B (in the old Jerome’s space) for a seven song jam session (Page Six).

Video: Lady Gaga back on the LES (Nicky Digital).

Pete Wells reviews the Russ & Daughters Cafe (NYT).


Good Morning!

Grand and Allen streets.

Grand and Chrystie streets. Photo by Viviane Eng.

Lots of sunshine today with a high near 80.


“Crossing Delancey” Comes to Abrons Amphitheater Thursday

An Asian Express bus stops July 28, 2014 in front of 160 East Broadway.

Followup: Intercity Buses Operating Illegally, Local Residents Are Watching

Morning Reads: Train Trash, “Poor Door” Fallout, Panda Push

The cops are coming down hard on subway litterbugs (Daily News).

Elected officials, including the mayor, are denouncing city zoning laws clearing the way for developments with separate entrances for low income residents. But they actually voted in favor of the provision (Post).

More on the Katz’s Deli trademark suit: Can you say publicity stunt? Even the locals in Deerfield Beach, Florida are unimpressed with a restaurant owner’s attempt to steal the famous New York Deli’s name (Sun Sentinel).

High rent is putting the squeeze on Chinatown restaurants, too (China Daily).

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney will travel to China in her quest to bring two pandas to New York (Daily News).

Good Morning!

Seward Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Seward Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

A sunny morning with a few more clouds in the afternoon and a high of 81.

Photo: East River Co-op website.

In the News: East River Co-op’s Dog Policy Battle

Rosette's burger.

LES Bites: Burger & Beer Mondays, Mission Cantina Delivery, Choking Poster Creativity