Lower East Side Links

–The Lower East Side is well-represented in the Michelin Guide’s new Bib Gourmand list (reserved for restaurants in which you can supposedly order two courses …

Lower East Side Links

–A “dirt carpet will cover well liked amenities like the running track, amphitheater, and other renovated fields” at East River Park. Yes, that running track …

Lower East Side Links

–“How a garden for the poor became a playground for the rich.” The residents of a Section 8 building on Stanton Street try to adjust …

Developers plan to build on either side of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building on East Broadway.

Bialystoker Developers Reject Overtures From Seward Park Co-op to Revisit Air Rights Sale

Developers of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site on East Broadway aren’t interested in a revote at the Seward Park Co-op on the sale of air rights. …

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents are gearing up to protest the proposed Two Bridges mega-towers at a meeting of the City Planning Commission on Wednesday. [NY1]

–Here’s more …

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Apparent Random Slashing Happened at Stanton and Chrystie Streets Saturday

Police say a 34-year-old man was slashed in the face near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday afternoon in an apparent random attack.

It happened …

Lower East Side Links

–Deep in this article you’ll find a bit of interesting news revealed at CB3’s transportation committee meeting: “Sean Quinn, the DOT’s senior director of bicycle …

Lower East Side Links

–While the Small Business Jobs Survival Act will finally get a City Council hearing this month, some activists are convinced City Council members will not …

Lower East Side Links

–An appeals court ruling means Sheldon Silver will likely stay out of jail until next year. A decision on his appeal will probably not come …

Lower East Side Links

–After working with the community for four years to design an East River flood barrier, the city suddenly shifts gears and overhauls the long-delayed East …

Photo by Tommy Loeb.

NYPD Rescues Man From Williamsburg Bridge

Police yesterday rescued a man who was threatening to jump from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

Lower East Side Links

–Henry Street Settlement is moving its workforce center to Essex Crossing. [Crain’s]

–Another look at the pre-fab CitizenM Hotel, opening on the Bowery. [Architects Newspaper]



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Take a Seat, in Straus Square

Good Morning! Have you noticed the new seating in Straus Square, alongside Seward Park?

Lower East Side Links

–Sheldon Silver loses a new bid to stay out of prison. He’s been ordered to surrender to federal authorities Oct. 5 to begin serving a …

Lower East Side Links

–The city is looking at rezoning Soho and Noho. [Crain’s]

–The CitizenM Hotel opens on the Bowery today. [Hospitalitynet]

–The opening of Marshalls next to …