Lower East Side Links

–A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery pattern on and and around Clinton Street. [DNA Info]

–New Neighbor: Mexican drug lord Joaquin …

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Clemente Cultural Center Selects New Executive Director, Board Leadership

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center has been in a transitional phase during the past several months. This week, the Lower East Side arts …

Lower East Side Links

–The well regarded gallery, Essex Street, is moving to fancy new digs at 55 Hester St. The first show is an anti-inaugural exhibition. [Art News]



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Good Morning!

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | Here’s a photo Karina Cherfas took along the East River. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today …

Sunshine Cinema, Jan. 18, 2017.

Luxury Condo Developers Talk Lower East Side Real Estate at Sunshine Cinema

The developers building four luxury condo projects on the Lower East Side got together with more than 300 real estate brokers this morning at the Sunshine Cinema to talk up the neighborhood as the city’s next hot spot. …

Lower East Side Links

–Ian Schrager is getting ready to open his new Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. He has one more reason to celebrate. President Obama just pardoned …

Margaret Chin at campaign rally in 2013.

Margaret Chin Has Two Challengers in City Council Election

Candidates running for city offices this year were required to file campaign finance disclosure reports by midnight last night. This means we now have a decent picture of the battle for the Lower East Side’s two City Council seats. …

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LES Food Notes: Russ & Daughters Reservations, Essex Market Cupping, Dim Sum Pro Tips

A few notes from the Lower East Side restaurant world: …

Sargent's Daughter's/Jennifer Rubell.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here are some of the events coming up in the neighborhood… …

Lower East Side Links

–Chinatown’s Fong Inn Too, in business on Mott Street since 1933, closed down on Sunday. The family recently sold the building and no one in …

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82-Year-Old Man Suffers Serious Burns in Fire at Baruch Senior Houses

An 82-year old man was badly burned in a fire at the Baruch senior apartments at 72 Columbia St. late last night. …

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Good Morning!

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday. Here’s a look at the MLK Community Park on Montgomery …

Seward Park, October 2016.

Seward Park Conservancy Hosts Fundraiser Jan. 26

Seward Park, October 2016.

Some noticeable improvements will be coming to Seward Park in the next couple of years thanks to a $6.4 million …

Photo courtesy of Carlina Rivera's campaign.

City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund

Next week we’ll have a pretty good idea how the 2017 campaigns for City Council are shaping up. …

Pike Street at East Broadway, Wednesday evening.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state’s intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening. …