Lower East Side Links

–There was a dramatic scene outside First Choice Barber Shop on Stanton Street yesterday after a customer went after a man with a knife. [Daily …

Lower East Side Links

–A legal setback for JDS Development’s proposed mega-tower, which would be built over a low-income senior building in the Two Bridges area. An appeals court …

Lower East Side Links

–A hearing on the mayor’s borough-based jail plan drew angry protests this week. [Gothamist]

–Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer thinks the local community needs more …

Lower East Side Links

–Select Bus Service began on 14th Street today, but without a car-restricted busway after a judge put that part of the plan on hold. [Channel …

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“Diller” From the Pickle Guys Opens Today at 12:30 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Diller.

Today your long wait is over! Following a couple of years of construction delays, the Pickle Guys open their new …

Lower East Side Links

–Community Board 3 tonight votes on the land use application for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. It’s likely to be a contentious meeting. You …

Lower East Side Links

–Notorious East Village landlord Raphael Toledano will pay $3 million to settle a tenant harassment lawsuit. [Crain’s]

–An entity associated with the Modell sporting goods’ …

Lower East Side Links

–At a public hearing, Lower East Side residents call for more community input into the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. [Villager]

–At least some small …

Lower East Side Links

–After decades in Puerto Rico, Ruth Santiago moved back to the Lower East Side, renting a below-market rate apartment in the Essex Crossing project. [New …

Lower East Side Links

–A report from the Cooper Square Committee shows that the 2008 rezoning of the East Village/Lower East Side created only 55% of the below-market-rate apartments …

Lower East Side Links

–The city is raising prices at municipal parking garages. In the Essex Street parking facility, monthly rates are going up from $300 to $500. [Channel …

Lower East Side Links

–Community Board 1 voted last night to oppose the mayor’s current plan to build an enormous new jail on White Street in Chinatown. [Patch]

–The …

Lower East Side Links

–As the city continues to plan for the closure of East River Park for up to five years, bureaucrats are floating plans to upgrade a …

Lower East Side Links

–The Allure Group has until 2022 to comply with an agreement struck with the state attorney general to open a health care facility on the …

Eric Suh of New Star Fish Market on the final day of the old Essex Street Market.

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …