Lower East Side Links

–Sheldon Silver loses another appeal and is now poised for one last ditch legal maneuver at the U.S. Supreme Court. [Daily News]

–City officials struggle …

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–Irrational coronavirus fears are continuing to put the squeeze on businesses in Chinatown. [Financial Times]

–A new vendor is coming to the Essex Market in …

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–Businesses in Chinatown have seen a steep drop in business due to Coronavirus fears, even though there isn’t a single confirmed case in New York. …

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–While they feared the worst following the devastating fire at 70 Mulberry St., leaders of the Museum of Chinese in America are increasingly optimistic that …

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Police Investigate After Swastikas Scrawled Inside Hillman Houses

Police are investigating an act of anti-Semitism on the Lower East Side after several swastikas were found scribbled inside the Hillman Houses on Grand …

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–Essex crossing teases its new high-end condo building at 202 Broome St. [Curbed]

–A YIMBY group, Open New York, is making a case for affordable …

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–Outside a hookah bar near East 7th Street and Avenue A, cops kill a gunman who had reportedly fatally shot another man during an altercation. …

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–Big real estate, including two landlords with significant Lower East Side holdings (Cammeby’s International and Taconic Investment Partners), are reportedly going after Democratic state senators …

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–A recap of the City Planning Commission hearing for the large new complex to be built on the rubble of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on …

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–An analysis released by the city shows that the new 14th Street busway is boosting ridership and cutting commuting times without snarling traffic. [Daily News]



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–Students stage a walkout at Pace High School to protest a lack of sports resources for black and Latino youth. [Daily News]

–NYCHA once again …

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–A fight among homeless men in the 2nd Avenue subway station ended in a stabbing. Two victims suffered non-fatal injuries. Cops are looking for three …

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–A bankruptcy court appointed broker is trying to unload a 46,000 commercial building at 55 Chrystie Street. He claims many owners of multi-family residential buildings …

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–The Market Line at Essex Crossing is set to open on Friday with 30 new vendors, including a 200-seat beer hall and a wine bar …

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What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, “one of New York’s most promising new …