On the Run: NYC Half Marathon Passes Through the Lower East Side


Andrea DiFiore got a good look at the runners participating in Sunday’s NYC Half Marathon as they made their way up FDR Drive.


Impressive Views and Pierogi Lure Tenants to Essex Crossing’s Flagship Building

One of the best places to see the current state of Essex Crossing is from high above the Lower East Side. This view, from …


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Lower East Side Links

–A federal appeals court appeared sympathetic to Sheldon Silver’s latest bid to throw out his conviction on public corruption charges. He remains free on bail until the appeals run their course. [Daily News]

–The Cooper Square Committee launches a campaign to convince the Archdiocese of New York to allow affordable housing to be built on the former Church of the Nativity site on 2nd Avenue. [Gothamist]

–Supporters and opponents of affordable senior housing on the Elizabeth Street Garden site met face to face at a City Planning Commission meeting. [Curbed]

–Here’s a preview of the new Essex Street Market which will be opening after Easter. [NY1]

–The social enterprise business, the GrandLo cafe, celebrates its second birthday Saturday. [Facebook]

High Above the Lower East Side


Good morning! We took this photo last night from the rooftop terrace of “The Essex” on Delancey Street. We’ll have a story next week on efforts to lease out the flagship tower last Essex Crossing.

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The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

Mayor to Unveil $10 Billion Lower Manhattan Flood Protection Plan

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

The mayor this morning is announcing his revamped plan to …

Lower East Side Links

–Around 500 apartments have now been completed in the big Essex Crossing project. The 14-screen Regal movie theater is scheduled to open by the end of the month with the first phase of the Market Line debuting in May. [Commercial Observer]

–A building owner on East 13th Street is trying to nullify leases in bankruptcy court. The city and the state AG are stepping in on the tenants’ behalf. [Channel 4]

–The de Blasio administration is resurrecting a Bloomberg-era plan to build out into the East River, below the Brooklyn Bridge, as part of its latest resiliency scheme. [Gothamist]

–Documenting  “the fashion kids, the art kids, the theatre kids, the who-knows-what kids” in Corlears Hook Park. [The New Yorker]

–Local organizations can sign up to take part in Lower East Side History Month [Google Form]

Winter Light on Eldridge Street

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Good morning. Here’s a photo from David Sierra.

Lower East Side Links

–“The plans (to build low-income housing for seniors) have spurred a clash in the neighborhood, turning the (Elizabeth Street) garden in Little Italy into a quintessential New York City power struggle that pits two of the city’s scarcest resources — affordable housing and green spaces — against each other.” [New York Times]

–State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou talks about the role younger elected representatives are playing in changing Albany’s toxic culture. [City & State]

–On Studio 360, fourth generation co-owner Niki Russ Federman talks about the allure of the Lower East Side’s Russ and Daughters. [PRI]

–Well-known chefs choose their favorite underrated restaurants, including Shopsin’s, Yopparai and Hop Shing. [Grub Street]

–The Art on Paper Fair has returned to Pier 36. [Hyperallergic]

Who’s Ready For Some Lox and Bagels?

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Good morning! Here’s a photo from @newyork212_mm.

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents are outraged about the city’s revised East River flood protection plan, [Patch]

–There are reports that Moishe’s Bake Shop on 2nd Avenue has closed after more than 40 years in business. [EV Grieve]

–The Lower East Side Partnership/BID revives its expansion plans. There’s a map showing proposed boundaries on Community Board 3’s website. There will be a presentation by the Partnership tonight at 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, 273 Bowery. [CB3]

–Here’s a report from the latest public meeting for the rezoning of Soho/Noho. [The Villager]

–Think!Chinatown and the Center for Urban Pedagogy team up for a workshop on the land use issues around the mayor’s controversial proposal for a new Chinatown jail. [Facebook]

–A new film tells the story of Agnostic Front, the Lower East Side-based band that helped define the hardcore 80s scene. [AM New York]


Just Another Peaceful Day on Clinton Street


Oh, yes. The mad rush to the bridge.

The former Rivington House nursing home.

Here’s What’s Happening at Community Board 3 This Month

The former Rivington House nursing home.

The future of East River Park, more bar battles, Mount Sinai’s plans for Rivington House — just a …

Icy Streetscape

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Good morning! David Sierra took this photo before the “big storm,” which turned out to be no big deal.