cmj 2014

DATA and The Brink Host Free CMJ Showcase at Louie & Chan

This Wednesday, LES-based Destination Artist Touring Agency (DATA) will host their first CMJ showcase at Louie & Chan. The event boasts free admission and appearances …

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Elected Offiicials, SLA Commissioner Tour LES Nightlife District

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Comfort Diner Signage Goes Up; Soft Opening This Week

Luther Gulick Park, October 2014.

This Week: Updated Gulick Park Design, Seward Park Conservancy Meets, Project Tracker Debuts


Photos: Lower East Side Pickle Day 2014

Morning Reads: “The General” Closes, Sharing the Wealth (or Not), Raves For “Lippy” at Abrons

The EMM Group closes “The General” on the Bowery (Eater).

The wealthy Central Park Conservancy has launched a program to help poor parks but has reportedly rejected the mayor’s efforts to ‘secure cash contributions for needy parks.” (NYT)

If a reporter from the New York Times real estate section approaches you about a story, run the other way; “No one is forcing you to become representative of everything that everyone hates about New Yorkers.” (Gothamist)

Ben Brantley loves “Lippy” at the Abrons Arts Center (NYT).

Good Morning!

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Cloudy skies expected today and a high of 60.


Sponsored Post: Karpoff Affiliates Apartment of the Week

Wild plaid numbers at Miss Hoe.

Shop Talk: Soho Sample Sale, Fall Street Fairs, Vic’s Secret and More

Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of Lower East Side shops, sales and new collections to keep your eye on.

Wild plaid numbers …

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Sponsored Post: Halstead Property Apartment of the Week


Large 2BR with windowed eat-in kitchen, 8’7″ beamed ceilings (approx), and cross patterned parquet wood floors …

M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden.

Fun & Games in Lower East Side Parks Saturday & Sunday

Morning Reads: Tenant Blacklists, Penny Arcade at Joe’s Pub, Haunted House Tour

Tenant advocates are increasingly concerned about “blacklists” property owners are purchasing that detail people with cases in housing court (NYT).

A court rules that a man tied to a fatal shooting on the Lower East Side did not understand his Miranda rights (NY Law Journal).

Checking in on this year’s scariest haunted houses, including Blackout and Nightmare New York on the LES (Gothamist).

Penny Arcade’s new show, opening Sunday at Joe’s Pub, is “primarily a meditation on gentrification as a process that affects the individual creative mind as much as the civic landscape.” (NYT)

Video: Jake Dell of Katz’s Deli says he doesn’t “just hire any schmuck off the street” to be a pastrami cutter (WNYC/YouTube).

Good Morning!

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Partly cloudy today with a high of 72. Mostly sunny tomorrow and 69. On Sunday, sunny with a high of 53.

The Greek bruffin, part of the international collection of hybrid pastries at Bruffin Cafe, which opened yesterday on Delancey Street. Photo via Facebook

Now Open: Bruffin Cafe at 85 Delancey St.

Bruffins have arrived on the Lower East Side. …

Lowline rendering by James Ramsey.

Op/Ed: Is the Lowline a “Community-Driven Park” or a Trojan Horse?