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Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …





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Trader Joe’s, 7:15 a.m.

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No line outside the new Trader Joe’s on Grand Street yet! The 30,000 square foot store in the basement of the Essex Crossing building known as “The Rollins” opens this morning at 8 o’clock. We’ll be checking back later today…

Lower East Side Links

–“How a garden for the poor became a playground for the rich.” The residents of a Section 8 building on Stanton Street try to adjust to life in the shadow of the Public Hotel. [New York Times]

–Opponents of three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area came out in force at a City Planning Commission meeting. At least one commissioner seemed skeptical of the developers’ claims that the projects won’t cause substantial displacement of low-income residents. [City Limits]

–If you weren’t one of the 100+ people to testify this week, you have until Oct. 29 to submit written testimony on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. [DCP]

–The mayor’s photo op at the Wald Houses yesterday was meant to show that the city is committed to making sure NYCHA residents don’t go without heat this winter. The PR tour was not a success. [Channel 2]

–On a recent Monday night at Arlene’s Grocery, they tried to summon the ghost of Joey Ramone. [Gothamist]

Developers plan to build on either side of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building on East Broadway.

Bialystoker Developers Reject Overtures From Seward Park Co-op to Revisit Air Rights Sale

Developers of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site on East Broadway aren’t interested in a revote at the Seward Park Co-op on the sale of air rights. …

LES Art Week

Inaugural L.E.S. Art Week Kicks off With a Focus on Female Artists

Starting tonight, 24 Lower East Side galleries, all within walking distance of each other, will kick off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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Celebrate Debut of “Round Robin” Trilingual Newspaper Oct. 27

During the summer, there was a mobile art studio set up near the Seward Park Library as part of a community-driven exhibition and public …

All in a Day’s Work on Allen Street

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Good morning! Here’s a photo David Sierra took on Allen Street, near Division Street.

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents are gearing up to protest the proposed Two Bridges mega-towers at a meeting of the City Planning Commission on Wednesday. [NY1]

–Here’s more info about that meeting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. [NYC]

–Developer Rotem Rosen has just closed on a $162 million deal to purchase the Hotel Indigo. The transaction includes $73 million in Israeli bonds. Buyers are snapping up NYC hotels in a market oversaturated with rooms. [New York Post]

–A brief interview with the victim of that slashing in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The suspect has still not been caught. [Channel 7]

–24 galleries will show work by women artists during Lower East Side Art Week, which kicks off Oct. 17 (Press Release]

–Scenes from Coffee Shop’s closing day. [Gothamist]

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Apparent Random Slashing Happened at Stanton and Chrystie Streets Saturday

Police say a 34-year-old man was slashed in the face near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday afternoon in an apparent random attack.

It happened …

Afternoon Errands

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Good morning! David Sierra took this photo at Market and Madison streets.

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The Osaka Grub crew - photo via Instagram, 2016.

Osaka Grub Becomes Latest Casualty at Essex Street Market

Another casualty at the Essex Street Market. After months of struggling for survival, Osaka Grub announced last night that it would be closing. …

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Pickle Day is Back on the Lower East Side Sunday

Lower East Side Pickle Day is back on Orchard Street on Sunday. …

Lower East Side Links

–Deep in this article you’ll find a bit of interesting news revealed at CB3’s transportation committee meeting: “Sean Quinn, the DOT’s senior director of bicycle and pedestrian programs, won some murmurs of support from the crowd when he announced that drivers will no longer be able to use Clinton Street south of Delancey to get onto the Williamsburg Bridge while the L train is out of service.” [Gothamist]

–Is the MTA doing enough to beef up its network of buses in preparation for the L Train shutdown? [Curbed]

–A recent court ruling gives property owners Roy Schoenberg and Gary Spindler hope that they”ll be able to stop JDS Development Group’s mega-tower dreams in the Two Bridges neighborhood. [Crain’s]

–Everything you always wanted to know about using electric bikes in New York City. [New York Times]

–A local bar is hosting a “trash bash” to protest the city’s decision to turn part of East 10th Street into a garbage truck storage facility. [EV Grieve]

–Another look at Mendel Goldberg Fabrics, one of the Lower East Side’s oldest businesses. [6sqft]