Lower East Side Links

–Sheldon Silver loses a new bid to stay out of prison. He’s been ordered to surrender to federal authorities Oct. 5 to begin serving a seven year sentence for public corruption. [New York Times]

–Five years after 5Pointz was wiped away in the Bronx, many of its artists are showing their work at the Museum of Street Art, soon to open at the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery. [New York Times]

–A hearing has finally been scheduled for the Small Business Jobs Survival Act. [Crain’s]

–It looks like the East River Park track has reopened after renovations. [EV Grieve]

–The Lower East Side’s OnlyNY is among the streetwear brands embracing maligned government institutions such as the MTA. [GQ]

–How an old school Italian restaurant on Baxter Street became a fashionista hot spot: “In a city whose famed grit is being sanded away, a certain young romantic chases authenticity. And this purity tends to be found in holdouts like Forlini’s.” [New York Times]

–Here’s what you should eat at San Gennaro. [Gothamist]

San Gennaro 2018


The view down Grand Street, facing east, during the San Gennaro Festival. Thanks to Ritu Saheb for the photo.

Gathering by the East River


Yom Kippur begins at sundown tomorrow evening. Dave Bolotsky took this photo along the East River last night.

essex street market

New Essex Street Market Opening Delayed Until 2019

The old Essex Street Market has served its purpose for 78 years. Turns out, the 1940 building on the northeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets will be put to use for at least a few weeks longer. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Training Center: Good for Our Community, Good For Underserved Youth

The following op/ed was written by Meghan Joye, a member of Community Board 3 and chair of CB3’s Economic Development Committee. …

Skating Under the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square Looms Nearby

photo by Mike McCabe

photo by Mike McCabe

Good morning.  Here’s a nice shot of Coleman Skate Park, under the Manhattan Bridge, from Mike McCabe (@manhattanreviewofunnaturalacts). The view of One Manhattan Square looming nearby is hard to miss. It will be humid today with a high of 80℉ and some evening showers.

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Wendy Li's signs were all over Chinatown Thursday.

Wendy Li, Christopher Marte Victorious in Primary Election

You have likely heard about the high profile victors in yesterday’s New York State Primary Election. …

Getting Carried Away on the East River Esplanade

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Good Morning! You made it to Friday.  Here’s a recent photo from David Sierra at Pier 17.

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Politicking on the L.E.S. – Schmears, Raisins, Matzo Balls and More!

Russ & Daughters Cafe made cameos in the political scene recently as two local candidates running in today’s primary (have you voted yet?) made dubious food orders that drew ire from New Yorkers across party lines. …


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Passersby on Essex Street


Good Morning! Here’s a recent scene from Essex Street. It’s Election Day in New York City. Get out there and vote! See here for more details.

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Lower East Side Links

–The city is looking at rezoning Soho and Noho. [Crain’s]

–The CitizenM Hotel opens on the Bowery today. [Hospitalitynet]

–The opening of Marshalls next to Katz’s Deli is seen by some locals “as the last straw in a decades-old gentrification pattern that’s stripping the neighborhood of its individuality and charm.” [Daily News]

–Another preview of the Resnick/Passlof museum on Eldrodge Street, which officially opens Sept. 15. [Architects Newspaper]

–Sandy Liang staged her Fashion Week show at Congee Village, her dad’s restaurant. [Paper]

Images from Draft EIS.

This Week’s Meetings: Chinatown Jail, Two Bridges Development, Pier 36 Update

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Here’s a look at some of the key community meetings coming …