Art Exhibition Helps Enliven Allen Street Pedestrian Malls

Hester Street Collaborative is an organization that believes in improving public spaces in our neighborhood any way it can. Yesterday leaders of the LES non-profit gathered with city officials and four talented artists to unveil “Mall-terations,” a temporary exhibition on the Allen Street pedestrian malls.

Pickle Day on Sunday; the “Other” Guss’ Will Take Part

On Sunday, NYC International Pickle Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on the Lower East Side. A short time ago, we received an updated list of vendors from the New York Food Museum, which co-sponsors the big event with the LES Business Improvement District and Greenmarket NYC. Yesterday, Grub Street reported Guss’ Pickles, which moved to Brooklyn earlier this year, would not be taking part. However, Nancy Ralph, director of the Food Museum, told us the “other Guss'” will be represented. Confused?

Mark Miller Gallery Announces New Exhibition, Reopening Celebration

"Steamed Buns," 2009. From "Double Happiness," by artist Kevin Berlin.

Posted to our Community Calendar yesterday:  info about the Shanghai exhibition, “Double Happiness,” coming to the Lower East Side October 27th.  The show will take place at the Mark Miller Gallery, which has been undergoing a big expansion and face lift in the past several months.  It is a major exhibit by a big name artist (New Yorker Kevin Berlin), but also the gallery’s re-opening celebration. We’ll bring you a sneak peak next week, plus and interview with Mark Miller.

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” Author to Read at Bluestockings Tonight

Rebecca Traister writer Rebecca Traister will be reading from her highly praised book, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For American Women, tonight at Bluestocking Bookstore. Traister covered the 2008 election season for Salon from a feminist perspective. From the New York Times review: …a passionate, visionary and very personal account of the cultural ferment that accompanied the election of ’08…[Traister] adroitly juggles a galaxy of new- and old-media sources.

Good Morning: Explosives at Least 13 Years Old, Shuang Wen Threats, Xiao Ye Panned by the Times

Sunny and 65 degrees today.  The showers return late tomorrow and into Friday.