Image: Alexander Gorlin Architects.

Housing Lottery Opens For Nine Rentals in Tower on Former Moscot Site

Beginning today, you can apply for nine below-market rate apartments in the new 12-story tower going up on the former site of the Moscot eyewear store at 118 Orchard St. Applications may be submitted through a city-sponsored housing lottery. …

Morning Reads: Vision Zero Report Card, Rent Law Primer, Moscot at 100

Vision Zero: The mayor says 2014 was the safest year on record, but an analysis shows more cyclists died last year compared with 2013 (WNYC).


Shop Talk: Yumi Kim, Impressions, Moscot 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.

Impressions (Delancey at …

Orchard and Delancey streets.

Proposed “Sol Moscot Way” Gets a Chilly Reception Before CB3 Panel

Orchard and Delancey streets.

CB3 Panel Considers: Sol Moscot Way, Bowery Safety, Bus Stop Permits

Morning Reads: De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan, Peels Closes, Macauley Culkin’s Band at Moscot

A look at the mayor’s lofty goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing (NYT).

More on the new City Council leadership assignments, …

Morning Reads: Williamsburg Bridge Accident, Sol Moscot’s Move, Downtown Festival

A deadly car accident in Brooklyn snarled the Williamsburg Bridge early this morning (WABC).

Sol Moscot prepares to cross Delancey Street (NYT).

Editorial: “Albany pols …


Moscot Makes Move to 108 Orchard Street Official

108 Orchard Street, Moscot’s home for 77 years.

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) this morning has confirmation of the long-rumored transition of Moscot …

Morning Reads: The Mayor on Walmart, Bus Bill Concerns, Moscot’s New Mascots

Michael Bloomberg: “”Walmart has the right to come (to NYC) and open a store anytime they want… and if they don’t need a land-use …

Morning Reads: MOSCOT Expansion, Cycling Dangers, Spitzer in the ‘Hood

LES Institution MOSCOT announced yesterday it would expand across the East River to Brooklyn and open a third store in Cobble Hill. (Racked) The …


Friends, Loved Ones Remember Kenny Moscot

Over the weekend, we received the sad news that Kenny Moscot, co-owner of one of our neighborhood’s iconic businesses, passed away on Friday. Joining the …


Kenny Moscot: Embracing L.E.S. Roots is Good Business

Kenny Moscot

Kenny Moscot remembers spending summers on the Lower East Side when he was a kid, hanging out in the family store and …

Lower East Side Links

–Editorial: Former State Sen. Daniel Squadron and some of his former colleagues mishandled their resignations. “All too often, (Democratic politicians in New York) have a …

Lower East Side Links

–There are new designs for the tower under construction at 86 Delancey St., where Moscot used to be located. [New York Yimby]

–Longtime Lower East …

Lower East Side Links

–JTT Gallery is moving to a new, 1500 square foot space on the second floor of 191 Chrystie St. [Art News]

–Asian Americans for Equality …