The environmental review will cover an area between Rutgers Street and Clinton Street along the East Ricer. Google maps.

Two Bridges Environmental Review Meetings Coming Up; Task Force Meetings Closed to Public

We have more today on the upcoming public meetings regarding three massive development projects along the East River. …

Here is one flyer for the Alig part that surfaced on Facebook.

Rumpus Room Criticized For Michael Alig’s “Free From Parole” Party

“Club Kid” Michael Alig stirred some controversy this week when flyers started making the rounds for his Monday night party at a Lower East Side nightlife venue. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Bowery Presents crew prepares to open a new venue called Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg. The opening comes as the successful Lower East Side-based company appears poised to be swallowed up by AEG Presents. [New York Times]

–Lower East Side performance artist Penny Arcade has taken her solo show, “Longing Lasts Longer,” to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Charles Isherwood says of her familiar anti-gentrification rant, “her funny, hectoring tone and her perky mien — she breaks into occasional bouts of funky dance now and then — bring a lively new perspective to an oft-heard plaint.” [New York Times]

–Two journalists are moving to a different neighborhood each month to learn how New Yorkers are confronting the realities of gentrification. [Curbed]

–Our own Traven Rice took part in a discussion at CUNY with Tom Finkelpearl, commissioner of the city Department of Cultural Affairs. [Times Ledger]

–Underground fashion kids love to hang out at Homies Wonderland on Essex Street. [Highsnobiety]


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Good Morning!

clinton street/east houston street

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | Here’s a view of Clinton Street from East Houston St. | Weather: Partly cloudy skies this morning, rain showers this afternoon and evening. Look for a high of 48. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.

Members of Community Board 3, June 2016.

2017 Community Board Applications Are Now Open

Applications are now open for this year’s appointments to local community boards. …

Lower East Side Links

–The City Council tomorrow will approve legislation requiring the mayor to sign off any time a deed restriction is lifted on a NYC property. The bill was prompted by the Rivington House fiasco on the Lower East Side. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Sheldon Silver’s ex-chief of staff, Judy Rapfogel, has gone to work for one of Jared Kushner’s real estate companies. [Daily News]

–As previously noted, the Tenement Museum has experienced an upswing in hostile remarks from visitors since the election of Donald Trump. Board member Zach Aarons writes, “No matter the political climate, we must recognize the threads that bind countless American immigration stories, some centuries old and some just beginning.” [The Forward]

–355 Grand St. a nearly 200-year-old row house, has been demolished. Here’s a look at the building’s colorful history. [Untapped Cities]

Good Morning!

essex crossing site 1

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | H. Spencer Young took this recent photo of the Essex Crossing development site on Ludlow Street. | Weather: Rain showers this morning with cloudy skies in the afternoon and a high of 52. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline’s Community Advisory Board Meets Monday, Dec. 5

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Coming up on Monday evening, the Lowline’s Community Advisory Board will be meeting in the Lowline Lab …

Community meeting at the Shuang Wen School Dec. 1, 2016.

Residents Speak Out Against New Towers at 260 South St.

Community meeting at the Shuang Wen School Dec. 1, 2016.

We broke the news last night that L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group …


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Lower East Side Links

–Lower Manhattan is booming, so much so that overcrowding has become a serious problem. [New York Times]

–Chinatown goes upscale: The Canal Street Market opens in time for the holidays. [New York Times]

–At Chinese Tuxedo, partners Jeff Lam and Eddy Buckingham are trying to change perceptions of dining in Chinatown and to attract a younger demographic to the neighborhood. [Eater]

–A Katz’s Deli knockoff popped up at Art Basel in Miami. [Bedford & Bowery]

–“Dear Ivanka;” New York artists stage a happening in Soho, making an appeal to contemporary art patron Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. [New Yorker]

–A night out with Joe Jonas as he gets carded at Clockwork Bar on Essex Street, before moving on to Decibel and Pyramid Club. [New York Times]

Good Morning!

delancey street

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | Paul Cackler took this photo on the Delancey Street pedestrian plaza, where two Essex Crossing cranes were reflected in a rain puddle. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 52. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a high of 47. Mostly sunny and 46 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.

260 South St./Retail View

L+M and CIM Group Reveal Plans For Massive Project in Two Bridges Area

L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group are unveiling plans tonight for a new project at 260 South St. that will add more than one-million square feet of residential and commercial space in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

29 Clinton St.

Tapeo 29, Clinton Street Tapas Restaurant, Closes After 12 Years

The Spanish tapas restaurant, Tapeo 29, has closed after 12 years on the Lower East Side. …