210 Rivington St.

Building Renovations at 210 Rivington, 102 Norfolk Create Tenant-Landlord Tension

Morning Reads: Affordable Housing Strategy, Toddler Fall, Cat Cafe Hoopla

Next week the mayor will unveil his affordable housing plan; a new advocacy group is pushing for an emphasis on low income units (Daily News).

William Rapfogel, David Cohen.

Rapfogel, Cohen Admit to Roles in Met Council Embezzlement Scheme

William Rapfogel, David Cohen.

In Manhattan State Supreme Court this morning, William Rapfogel, former head of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty, pleaded guilty …

Grand Street at East Broadway.

Good Morning!

Grand Street at East Broadway.

Partly cloudy today and windy with a high of 58.


William Rapfogel. Photo: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council.

Daily News: Rapfogel Will Plead Guilty Tomorrow

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State Liquor Authority Chair Rosen Meets Downtown Community Leaders May 6

Morning Reads: Time For Landmarks Reform, Ivan Ramen Debut, Kim’s Video is Closing

“The Tyranny of Glass Boxes;” taking a stand against the “serious shortcomings in New York City’s system for protecting culturally important sites.” (NYT)

The mayor, …

UCB at SummerStage. Photo by The Lo-Down.

Summerstage Schedule Released, Including East River Park Lineup

State Sen. Daniel Squadron with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at a rally on the Lower East Side; January 31, 2014.

Squadron Holds Community Convention on Lower East Side Sunday


Table For Two

Photo by Jennifer Strom.

After suffering through the winter that wouldn’t quit, lots of people were making the most of some beautiful spring weather …

Morning Reads: Illegal Airbnb Listings, Balloon Survey, Celebrity Date Night

Two thirds of Airbnb offerings in New York City are illegal sublets, the state attorney general says (Post).

A private architectural firm was using a …

Broome and Clinton streets, otherwise known as site #5 of the Essex Crossing development project.

Good Morning!

Broome and Clinton streets, otherwise known as site #5 of the Essex Crossing development project.

Sunny skies to start the week and a high …

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Good Friday at St. Mary’s Church

Thanks to Eric Nagy for sending along this photo from St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street.


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Healthy Kids Day at the Chinatown YMCA April 26

Morning Reads: Robbery/Assault Near Pike Street, Chelsea’s LES Announcement, Clinton Street Recording Studio

Police are looking for a suspect who punched a 65-year old victim, forcing him to tumble down a staircase in a building near Pike and …