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Police Respond to Stabbing in Two Bridges Area

There was a huge police presence in the Two Bridges neighborhood yesterday following a stabbing inside an apartment building. …

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Jamie Rogers Prepares to Step Down as Community Board 3 Chairperson

At the next meeting of Community Board 3, coming up Nov. 28, Jamie Rogers will announce he’s stepping down as board chairperson effective Dec. 31. …


Residents of La Guardia Houses Should Have Cooking Gas by Thanksgiving

No one wants to be heading into Thanksgiving week with their kitchen out of commission, but that’s what 32 families at the La Guardia Houses were facing. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation steps up its crusade for a rezoning of the area below Union Square with a Wednesday rally.  The organization’s strategy has been controversial because it wants to withhold support for a proposed Union square tech hub unless the mayor agrees to the rezoning. [Curbed]

–A look at the changing face of Orchard Street. [Curbed]

–Emmanuel Perrotin talks about his huge new gallery in the Beckenstein building. [Architectural Digest]

–More details regarding the death of an Australian diplomat who fell from a Clinton Street balcony. [Daily News]

–A few more local Democrats look at pursuing Brian Kavanagh’s State Assembly seat. The position became available when Kavanagh won a special election to replace State Sen. Daniel Squadron. [Town & Village]

–(Opinion) Yes, a huge number of applicants compete for a relatively small number of “affordable” apartments in NYC but you shoulsn’t necessarily believe what you hear about the city’s housing lotteries. [City & State]

–A look at Drew Carolan’s new book, Matinee: All Ages On The Bowery, which offers portraits of the hardcore kids of the Bowery’s 80s scene. [NPR]

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Largest 1BR layout in the co-op with partial river views from every room! Spacious living room offers …

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Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 | Alan LeNoble took this photo of St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street, where scaffolding was recently removed after several years. The church, one of the oldest in the city, has a new roof and new copper steeples. | Weather: Sunny and windy today with a high of 50. Afternoon and evening showers tomorrow with a high of 56. Partly cloudy with high winds on Sunday and a high in the mid-50s. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

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All Four Penthouse Units at 150 Rivington Are in Contract For Around $4 Million Each

Construction crews are starting to make some noticeable progress on the new seven-story condo project where the Streit’s Matzo Factory once stood at 150 …

Lower East Side Links

–More on Julian Simpson, the Australian diplomat who plunged to his death on Clinton Street. [The Australian]

–While the mayor’s revised housing plan makes some concessions to local activists, the administration is still at odds with many groups over neighborhood rezonings. This is the case on the Lower East Side/Chinatown, where city planners have rejected a community-based rezoning proposal. [City Limits]

–A town hall meeting looks at the plight of small business. [Chelsea Now]

–Proxyco, a gallery voted to Latin American art, is opening this week on the Lower East Side. [Observer]

–Mission Chinese Food’s Danny Bowien “is now a cleaned up, cardio-obsessed, Vetements-wearing dad with an epic expansion on the horizon.” [GQ]

–Here’s a Q & A with the director of, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” the documentary on a small Chinatown bank prosecuted for mortgage fraud by Manhattan DA Cy Vance. [IndieWire]

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Bicyclist Seriously Hurt After Being Hit By A Dump Truck on Ridge Street

A 50-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured when she was struck by a dump truck at Stanton and Ridge streets last night. …

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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | Lee Brozgol took this photo at the intersection of Ludlow and East Houston streets. | Weather: Cloudy and rainy this morning with sunshine expected by the afternoon and a high of 56. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Cops Search For Suspect in Attempted Robbery at Grand Street 7-11

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob the 7-11 at 403 Grand St. on Nov. 11.

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Parking Lots Will Close Dec. 14, Jan. 14 For Essex Crossing Development

If you park your car in the Broome Street lot managed by the Lower East Side Partnership, you will soon need to come up with a new plan. …

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30-Year-Old Australian Diplomat Dies After Fall From Clinton Street Balcony

According to the Daily News, an Australian diplomat fell from a seventh floor apartment balcony during a drunken “trust game,” and died from his injuries. …


(Map) See How Neighborhoods Voted in District 1 City Council Election

Thanks to Jenny Ye from WNYC’s data news team, we have a map showing where City Council member Margaret Chin and challenger Christopher Marte …

Lower East Side Links

–Workforce referral networks, like the LES Employment Network, are all the rage. The organization is involved in tonight’s Essex Crossing jobs forum. [City Limits]

–New York State is expanding a grant program that has helped the Lower East Side’s District 1 implement a school diversity initiative. [Chalkbeat]

–New York Magazine’s Justin Davidson called Mayor de Blasio “putterer-in-chief” for dwelling on small-scale endeavors (including renovations of two Lower East Side parks.) The administration responds. [New York Magazine]

–Mind of a Chef’s new season, starring Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese, has debuted on Facebook Watch. [Eater]

–At the Essex Street Market tomorrow night, there will be a panel discussion on public art as community building. It’s moderated by Natalie Raben of the 100 Gates Program. [Eventbrite]