Wu’s Wonton King Set to Reopen Tomorrow After Renovations

If you’ve been thinking of trudging over to Wu’s Wonton King in the stifling heat, give it another day. The popular Cantonese spot at 165 East Broadway is closed for the day. …

Lower East Side Links

–The city’s comptroller says renters on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown are forced to pay 15 percent of their annual income for first month’s rent and security deposit. He wants to see a new state law to give low-income renters some relief. [Curbed]

–A Lower East Side woman says her dog was attacked by a larger unleashed dog near Clinton Street and East Broadway. Now she’s posting flyers to warn other dog owners. [Channel 7]

–Greg David chimes in on the debate over the Union Square Tech Training Center, which some local activists want to block if the city doesn’t agree to a downzoning. He writes: “Downzoning is probably a bad idea anyway, but using it to derail a plan to address one of the city’s most important priorities—preparing New Yorkers, especially those from minority groups, for the well-paying jobs in the burgeoning tech sector—seems a misplaced priority. The question is whether Council Speaker Corey Johnson will allow neighborhood concerns to outweigh the needs of the city.” [Crain’s]

–A state supreme court judge calls the eye-popping legal fees in the Seward Park Co-op’s parking garage brouhaha, “highway robbery without the six-gun.” [New York Law Journal]

–Another so-so review for Anthony Mangieri’s Una Pizza Napoletano: “…there’s not much about this latest reboot that feels revelatory or groundbreaking, especially at these prices ($25 per pie)… But like music fans who’ll pay to see renditions of the songs they’ve heard again and again, you’ll find there’s a certain value to catching the performance of a quirky, uncompromising master of the genre practicing his craft night after night.” [Grub Street]


(Sponsored) Happening Wednesday: Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Workshop

The public is invited to a workshop for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, which covers an area south of Montgomery Street, extending through Battery Park City. See the flyer for more details. …

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Summer in the City: Alain Levitt took this photo on the mostly desolate “Delancey Street Plaza.” | Weather: Thunderstorms expected through the day, especially in the morning hours, with a high of 88. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


In Appreciation of Anthony Bourdain on Delancey Street

Bradley Theodore created this tribute to Anthony Bourdain. Thanks to Alan LeNoble for the photos. You can find the mural on Delancey Street between …


Children’s Magical Garden Wins a Court Battle Against Developers

Members of the Children’s Magical Garden are celebrating a victory in their long legal battle with the owner of an adjacent Norfolk Street parcel. …

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Monday, July 16, 2018 | It wasn’t the margaritas attracting a crowd on Broome Street yesterday, but the final moments of the World Cup. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a possible stray shower and a high of 90. A heat advisory is in effect from noon today until 6 p.m. tomorrow. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Crane City: Another Weekend in the Essex Crossing Construction Zone

Here’s a photo from Alan LeNoble showing the dismantling of a construction hoist at 115 Delancey St. That’s one of the Essex Crossing towers. …

Photo: James & Karla Murray.

Celebrate “Moms & Pops of the L.E.S.” in Seward Park Tomorrow

You’ve seen their exhibition in Seward Park. Now it’s time to celebrate “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S” with photographers James and Karla Murray. The official opening festivities take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-3 p.m. …

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Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Best offering of it’s kind! Renovated 20th floor 1BR/balcony with unobstructed views facing southwest towards the …

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Friday, July 13, 2018 | Yesterday afternoon on Norfolk Street. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 84. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a high of 91. On Sunday, AM clouds/PM sun and 89. | Enjoy the weekend!

Photos by Emil Cohen/New York City Council.

Swimming Lesson: How to Fight Summertime Summonses

City Council member Carlina Rivera and New York Chief Administrative Law Judge Fidel F. Del Valle spent some time at the swimming pool yesterday. …

The beloved Motor City Bar closed in 2013. Photo by H. Spencer Young.

Here Are the 14 Appointees of New York’s Nightlife Advisory Board

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have just announced 14 appointees of New York’s new Nightlife Advisory Board. …

Lower East Side Links

–A 103-year-old man in a wheelchair wandered off from Columbus Park. An alert Lower East Side couple helped find him. [Channel 7]

–A resident at the Alfred E. Smith Houses, with four children, says mold is growing in her bathroom, and she’s worried that her kids are being exposed to lead. [Channel 11]

–A look at efforts to protect the city’s affordable housing co-ops from the next Hurricane Sandy-like storm. [Next City]

–A new study shows that, taking into account annual household income, the Lower East Side is one of the least affordable neighborhoods in the city for market rate rentals. One big caveat: the survey does not account for rent regulated housing. [New York Post]

–People who pay for food using SNAP benefits at local green markets might lose their access to fresh produce and meats beginning next month. [Grub Street]

–After almost 40 years in business, Footgear Plus on First Avenue is closing. [EV Grieve]

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 | David Sierra Took this photo on Mulberry Street late last month. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with showers possible and a high of 82. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.