Community Board 3’s land use committee tonight will take up several significant development issues. First off, there will be an informational briefing from the team behind a 30-story proposed residential complex on the site of Beth Hamedrah Hagadol, the fire-ravaged synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. …
In the very near future, another affordable housing lottery will open for Essex Crossing. The city and Delancey Street Associates, which is developing the Lower East Side mega-project, are poised to open applications for 92 senior apartments at 140 Essex St. …
New to Market! – High-Floor, Renovated 1 Bedroom with Private Balcony in East River!
Come to our Open House this Sunday! — June …
Our friends at PS 10 are hosting a tasty fundraiser this weekend featuring home-cooked food from more than 20 countries, prepared by the school’s …
photo by Kama Geary
Here’s a fluffy reflection on the shiny new building at Pike and Division Streets. Photo by Kama Geary. If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: email@example.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.
–At a public hearing, Lower East Side residents call for more community input into the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. [Villager]
–At least some small Chinatown landlords think their buildings will fall into the hands of large private equity firms as a result of the new rent law reforms about to be enacted in Albany. [Patch]
–Charlie Bendit of Taconic Investment Partners, one of the Essex Crossing developers, is among those dismayed and alarmed about the pro-tenant legislation prevailing in Albany. [Bisnow]
–Look for the new 14th Street busway July 1. [EV Grieve]
–A new generation of chefs, some established in local restaurants, re-interprets Taiwanese-American cuisine. [New York Times]
Artist Anina Gerchick unveiled her latest BIRDLINK sculpture in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last Sunday. The living art sculpture made its way here after …
Good morning! Here was the scene after the storm cleared out yesterday in Columbus Park.
–After decades in Puerto Rico, Ruth Santiago moved back to the Lower East Side, renting a below-market rate apartment in the Essex Crossing project. [New York Times]
–Two council members, including local rep Carlina Rivera, get behind community land trusts. [City Limits]
–After yesterday’s Midtown chopper crash, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (who reps the Lower East Side among other neighborhoods), is calling for a partial helicopter ban in the skies over Manhattan. [Channel 2]
–Reminder: There’s an important land use meeting tonight on the city’s plan to demolish and rebuild East River Park in the name of resiliency. [The Lo-Down]
–The Manhattan Borough President is holding a public hearing tonight on the borough-based jail plan. It’s another chance to speak out about the mayor’s plan to build a huge new prison in Chinatown. [Facebook]
–The Zabar family has opened a new bakery on Broome Street. [New York Times]
–Tsismis, a Filipino bistro, opens on Orchard Street. [Eater]
A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. …
Emmy award winning director and producer Allison Argo’s documentary, THE LAST PIG, will screen as the closing night film at the Lower East Side Film …
Good morning , and happy Friday! The flowers on the Allen Street pedestrian mall are looking good.
A big victory in State Supreme Court yesterday for local residents fighting to block four mega-towers in the Two Bridges area. The judge extended a temporary restraining order, …
–A report from the Cooper Square Committee shows that the 2008 rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side created only 55% of the below-market-rate apartments envisioned by city planners. [Curbed]
–The former director of Extell’s EB-5 Center has accused the high profile real estate developer of fraud. The cash-for-visas program has been used to finance, among other projects, the One Manhattan Square luxury tower on South Street. [The Real Deal]
–The city’s resiliency plan along the East River faces pushback. [Yahoo News]
–Amid rumors that pizza master Anthony Mangieri might once again flee New York City, Pete Wells reconsiders Orchard Street’s Una Pizza Napoletana. [New York Times]
–Gavin Brown’s Enterprise has decided to close its Lower East Side gallery space on Grand Street. [ArtNews]
–The developers of Essex Crossing sponsored an 8-week after school program on the Lower East Side. [Patch]
–Photographers James and Karla Murray are bringing back their workshop series to help locals document “mom-and-pop” businesses. [AM New York]
Passengers wait to board an intercity bus on Pike Street earlier this week.