Community District 3

Department of City Planning Debuts New Community Portal

The Department of City Planning has come out with a new Community Portal that makes it easier to access neighborhood-based information. …

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Are You Ready For Artisanal Twinkies? Jae NYC Eats + Stache of Goods Open On Mott Street Saturday

Chinatown is about to be bestowed with artisanal Twinkies. …

Lower East Side Links

–Renderings have been released for 282 Grand St., a new residential/commercial project that will replace three 200-year-old buildings near Eldridge Street. [New York Yimby]

–“What …

Image shows western facade of Essex Crossing Site 5.

Essex Crossing Developers Seek Proposals For 220-Foot Mural

The developers of Essex Crossing are seeking proposals for a gigantic mural to be created on the facade of 145 Clinton St. …

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Celebrate the Return of Rooftop Legends at New Design High School Saturday

If you haven’t trudged up the stairs of New Design High School to check out the newly renovation rooftop space you’ll have a chance this coming Saturday. …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor yesterday signed a bill creating an Office of Nightlife. “Members of Manhattan Community Board 3, which represents the nightlife hotbed of the East …

Photo from BYGGYZ's Instagram.

Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ Opens Today at Noon on Clinton Street

We have been waiting for a very long time for this one. At noon today, Dewey Dufresne will finally swing open the doors of his new sandwich shop. It’s called BYGGYZ and is located at 37-39 Clinton St., just a couple of doors from Donnybrook. …

Steve Croman after his surrender May 9, 2016.

No Prison For Landlord Steve Croman Until After Jewish Holidays

A judge ruled today that landlord Steve Croman can stay out of prison until after the Jewish holidays. …

Lower East Side Links

–Local activists plan to file for a rezoning of the waterfront in the Two Bridges area to curtail three proposed mega-towers. [City Limits]

–18 months …

Brian Kavanagh with Daniel Squadron in 2016. Photo from the assembly member's Twitter feed.

Kavanagh Secures Nomination For Senate Seat; Outrage Over Process Persists

Democratic Party bosses met at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn yesterday, picking State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh to succeed Daniel Squadron in the 26th Senate District, which includes the Lower East Side. Although Kavanagh is generally well-liked, the move was seen as the least democratic outcome possible. …

201 East Broadway. Photo by Daisy Paez.

Sidewalk Collpases at 201 East Broadway Construction Site

There’s more trouble this morning at 201 East Broadway, a construction site next door to the Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center. …

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After Final Votes Are Tallied, CM Margaret Chin Appears to Have Won Third Term

Tonight it appears that Margaret Chin has eked out a narrow victory in the District 1 City Council race. …

Map: WNYC Data News Team.

(Map) See Which Areas of City Council District 1 Supported Chin, Marte

The Board of Elections is counting the affidavit and absentee ballots in the District 1 City Council race today. …

Lower East Side Links

–“Reformer Brian Kavanagh has locked up the support he needs to get the Democratic nomination for a vacant state Senate seat after the Brooklyn party …

Paul Newell (left), Brian Kavanagh.

Newell Wins Manhattan Vote For Squadron Seat; Kavanagh Declares Victory in District-Wide Contest

Here’s the latest on the battle for Daniel Squadron’s former 26th Senate District seat. …