Lower East Side Links

–“Co-living” is one of the more talked about gimmicks in the real estate industry. Here’s a survey of recent projects, including Quarters, a co-living concept on Grand Street. [New York Times]

–High rent blight: A look at some of the reasons there are so many empty storefronts in Soho. [New York Times]

–Video: District 2 City Council candidates debate the issues. [Villager]

–The man who displayed Confederate flags in his apartment windows says, “The problem here is media, and schools abusing their power and leaving the population completely ignorant of what the Dixie flag symbolizes.” [Channel 11]

–Ai Weiwei prepares for his citywide show coming up in October, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” [Architect’s Newspaper]

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Chinatown Senior Building Opens Waiting List For First Time in 25 Years

It has been 25 years since the waiting list was open for this building, a 13-story rental tower for low-income seniors at 96 Baxter St. …

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Woman Rescued After Being Pushed Onto Tracks at 2nd Avenue Station

A woman was shoved onto the tracks at the Second Avenue/East Houston St. last night. Fortunately, fellow commuters came to her assistance and she only suffered minor injuries. Cops are still looking for the suspect. …


Iconic Cup & Saucer Sign Removed From Canal Street Storefront

Jonathan Flaum submitted this photo, taken yesterday at the corner of Canal and Eldridge streets. The “Cup & Saucer” signage was being removed from …

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Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 | Here’s a recent photo taken on Hester Street. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 85. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.comor tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Pier 42 Parking Lot Closes Aug. 31

if you have been down to the waterfront lately, you might have noticed that the parking lot at Pier 42 is closing at the …

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Know Your Candidates Before Election Day: Upcoming Political Events

It’s tough to walk around the Lower East Side this month without bumping into a political candidate. That’s because the citywide Democratic Primary Election …

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Jimmy Webb Gets to Know His New Orchard Street Neighbors

Look who we have here! That’s Trash & Vaudeville’s Jimmy Webb hanging out with his new neighbor, Andrew Chase of Cafe Katja, one of …

Lower East Side Links

–Steve Cuozzo marvels at the changes at the the Post’s old stomping grounds on South Street. Referring to Extell’s One Manhattan Square, he writes, “in a town full of mega-developments, perhaps no single building better dramatizes the cyclonic change that’s swept New York City over the past twenty years than 252 South Street. Forget ‘gentrification’ — this is overnight transmutation. The rising tower with a gleaming glass curtain wall is flanked by low-income housing projects. Yet it’s being marketed to global big-spenders willing to pay up to $13.2 million for a top-floor duplex penthouse.” [New York Post]

–The 8th Street property owner who filed a lawsuit against his tenant for displaying Confederate flags has now withdrawn the suit. An attorney for landlord Charles Yassky said, “At this point, he feels it would be better to work it out with the tenant.” [New York Post]

–The New York International Fringe Festival plans a return in October, but on a smaller scale. The search is on for a location. Founder Elena Holy said, “Our fantasy festival is a street closure, with all the venues on one block, and the opportunity to drink a beer with our playwrights.” [New York Times]

–The Matte Black Latte at Round K on Allen Street is “darker than your soul.” [Huffington Post]

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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo at Coleman Skatepark. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 91. There’s a heat advisory in effect this afternoon. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Watching the Solar Eclipse on the Lower East Side

Scenes from the Lower East Side during today’s eclipse… Here was the watching party outside 99 St. Marks Place (photo by Kelley Ryan; photo …

Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

Pier 36 Becomes Party Boat, Cruise Ship Destination

Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

While you weren’t looking, Pier 36 at the end of Montgomery Street became a …


Friends Gather in LES Garden to Remember Eddy Menuau

Over the weekend, friends gathered in the Children’s Magical Garden to remember longtime local resident Eddy Menuau.

On June 26, Menuau was riding his …

Lower East Side Links

–Police say a woman, identified as an East Village resident, was raped by an Uber driver after she fell asleep in his car. [Daily News]

–There’s a District 2 City Council debate tonight. [Villager]

–Would you consider paying a monthly subscription for your primary care doctor? Doctor Dave Ores is giving it a try. [Channel 11]

–This writer says the current Confederate monument debate gives us ample opportunity to finally change the name of the Lower East Side’s Samuel Dickstein Plaza: “It is my hope that given current events… that the Dickstein name on that little plaza/street on the LES will be removed forever in recognition of his treasonous acts against America and against his own Jewish people.” [The Jewish Star]

–Work has begun on the 13-story Moxy Hotel on 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

–Here’s how to celebrate NYC Restaurant Week, LES style. Stop by Ray’s Candy Store for a special tasting tonight. [Facebook]