Morning Reads: Avenue A Robbery, Whitehouse Hotel Future, “Poor Door” Debate

A woman was robbed at knife-point early yesterday morning on Avenue A at 9th Street (Post).

The Whitehouse Hotel is “temporarily closing.” (EV Grieve).

Editorial: …

Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at P.S. 1 in April. Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's office.

Pre-K Concerns? Not on the Lower East Side

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Breaking: Katz’s Deli Makes a Deal to Sell Air Rights; Restaurant Will Remain

Katz’s Deli, 205 East Houston St.

Some big news from Katz’s Deli this morning. Co-owner Jake Dell just sent along word that the legendary …

Photos courtesy of Verlaine.

New Mural at Verlaine Highlights Nelson Mandela’s Message of Love

Photos courtesy of Verlaine.

The national and international news headlines this summer have been pretty grim. The Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, the Staten …

Morning Reads: Bridge Security Changes, Bowery Gentrification Photos, Banksy Documentary

New security measures are being put in place around all four East River bridges as a result of a tourist’s Brooklyn Bridge climbing stunt (Channel …

Don’t Worry If You Hear an Explosion on Broome Street Tonight; It’s a TV Shoot

From NotifyNYC: On Friday, August 29, the filming of a TV series (Blue Bloods/CBS) will include a simulated explosion involving a car on Broome Street …


Reunion of the Lower East Side Bands – Saturday at East River Park

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Traffic Accident on South Street Injures Three Women (Updated 3:50 p.m.)

Morning Reads: Met Council Woes, Why the LES is Hot, ABC No Rio Show

A closer look at the Met Council’s continuing struggle to find its footing after the William Rapfogel embezzlement scandal (The Forward).

A new audit shows …

Renderings: Steven B. Jacobs Group.

Another Look at Rental Complex Coming to 227-231 East Houston St.

Morning Reads: “Poor Door” Politics, Time Warner Outage, Bowery Beer From 1850′s

The “poor door” debate raises thorny issues concerning Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing plan (NYT).

Two teens tried to steal a bike from a …


See an Intercity Bus Violation? Here’s What to Do


Louis CK at East River Park: See the Scene That Won Him an Emmy

If you’re a fan of Louie on FX, you already know quite a few scenes are shot on the Lower East Side.  One of …

Morning Reads: “Rat Castle” Transformed, Busting Bridge Climbers, 1970′s Bowery Photos

Condos at the former “rat castle” building – 179 Ludlow St. – will start at $1.6 million (Real Deal).

The Blue Moon Hotel: still for …

Bowery at Stanton Street.

Part of Sunshine Hotel to Become Commercial Lofts