New Neighbor: Curvaceous K Hosts Open House This Weekend

A new boutique is in the works at 179 Stanton St. (between Clinton and Attorney)  Former home of MJ King’s Art & Objects and Convent, Curvaceous K, a plus size women’s retail shop has moved in.  Owner (and true L.E.S. native!) Kathy Sanchez tells us she hopes to be finished with her renovations and open “officially” in time for Christmas, but she’s hosting a private event this weekend, in order to get the word out and “meet the neighbors.”  If you are interested in checking out the store, you’ll need to register here.

Here’s the November Edition of The Lo-Down Magazine

The Lo-Down Magazine November 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, our November print magazine was delayed, but you’ll find it in local cafes and other neighborhood businesses now.  Or you can have a look at the PDF here.


Grand Street Settlement to Host Sandy Relief Benefit Concert

Comedienne Wendy Liebman via Grand Street Settlement

Our friends at the Grand Street Settlement are hosting an evening of comedy and music in support of ongoing Sandy recovery efforts here on the Lower East Side this Thursday, Nov. 15th at 7:30pm.  Comedienne Wendy Liebman and the University Glee Club of New York City were originally scheduled to team up for a “Fun Night Out” to raise money for the Settlement, but, Grand Street notes: “…over the past two weeks the event has become so much more: a relief concert for our neighbors whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.”

The event will be held at P.S. 6 – The Lillie Devereaux Blake School, 45 East 81st St. Suggested ticket price is $50. For more on this event and to purchase tickets, visit their website here.

Knickerbocker Village Meeting Tonight; Powerless Apartments Down to 400

We mentioned this a couple of days ago but here’s a reminder. Tonight at 6 p.m., there will be an informational meeting for residents of Knickerbocker Village at P.S.1 regarding the continuing efforts to restore full electrical power, heat and hot water.   The school is located at 8 Henry Street.

A press release from management yesterday indicated that 900 out of 1600 apartments now have power.  An update sent around to elected officials and aid workers last night said that number is now up to 1200.  The note added, “7 out of the 12 buildings have elevator service and 2 boilers are up and running and are providing hot water.”


Morning Reads: NYCHA Under Fire, No MetroCard Refunds, Specialized Schools Investigated

  • Editorial: NYCHA head John Rhea should lose his job due to storm response (Daily News).
  • Will New York’s next mayor have the courage to confront the effects of global warming on the city? (NYT)
  • No refunds for MetroCard holders after the storm (NYT).
  • State GOP suffered through an historically bad election; efforts to make Sheldon Silver’s handling of the Vito Lopez scandal a campaign issue failed miserably (City & State).
  • The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether NYC’s selective high schools are discriminatory (WNBC).


Good Morning!

Photo by Elisa Espiritu/Two Bridges Neighborhood Council.

Look for rain to continue throughout the day with winds gusting to 20 mph and a high of 50.