Allen Street at Delancey Street.

City Seeks Food Vendor For Abandoned Allen Street Building

Allen Street at Delancey Street.

The city’s Parks Department outlined plans last night to reactivate this Beaux Arts-style building on Allen street, a structure …

Pier 35 rendering.

Hunter Roberts Construction Hired For Long-Delayed Pier 35 Project

Officials with the city’s Economic Development Corp. last night told members of Community Board 3 that a new construction manager has been hired to complete the troubled Pier 35 project. …

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Photos: Construction Crews Work on Essex Crossing Sites 5 and 6

Photos by Kami Scott.

The bitter cold is not keeping the Essex Crossing construction crews from their work today. Once again, Lower East Side …

Ariel Mendez, Ariel's Latin Bistro.

Ariel’s Latin Bistro — Blending the Old With the New on Clinton Street

Ariel Mendez, Ariel’s Latin Bistro.

On the outside, Ariel’s Latin Bistro looks like a Lower East Side newcomer, and in some ways, what you …

Aftermath of the 2nd Avenue explosion. Photo by jdx.

Charges Filed Against Building Owner, Contractors in Deadly East Village Explosion

A short time ago, NYC District Attorney Cy Vance announced the indictment of five people in connection with last year’s devastating explosion on 2nd Avenue. …

Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 11 a.m., New York City District Attorney Cy Vance will make a “major announcement” regarding last year’s tragic 2nd Avenue explosion. The news conference …

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A Few Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only four days away. But there’s no reason to panic. Here’s are a few Lower East Side options to consider: …

Henry Street near the Manhattan Bridge.

Woman Mugged on Henry Street, Road Rage on East Houston Street

Police say a 68-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in broad daylight Tuesday after visiting a grocery store under the Manhattan Bridge. …

Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 9:30 a.m., the City Council convened a hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s controversial proposal known as “Zoning for Quality & Affordability.” The plan faces …

broome street traffic map

Broome Street Traffic Flow Will Likely Be Reversed to Alleviate Construction Gridlock

Anyone who lives near the Essex Crossing construction sites knows that congestion from trucks has become both a quality of life issue in the local community as well as a potential safety hazard. …

Alice Cancel.

Our Interview With Alice Cancel, Democratic Nominee in the 65th AD

Just a few weeks ago, Alice Cancel was dead set against running for the New York State Assembly seat in Lower Manhattan. But after local activists made their choice on Sunday, it’s exactly what she’s doing. …

Letter via Community Board 3 liquor license application.

Police, Fire Officials Endorse Applicant of New St. Mark’s Place Restaurant

There are a few items of interest on the agenda for Community Board 3’s February liquor permit meeting. …

Lower East Side Partnership.

LES BID Becomes Lower East Side Partnership

At its recent annual meeting, the board of directors of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District approved a name change. The 24-year-old not-for-profit organization is now known as the Lower East Side Partnership (a new website is in development). …

Happening Today + Lower East Side Links

–At 9:30 this morning, the City Council holds a hearing on the mayor’s controversial zoning proposal known as “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.” Community Board 3 has …

snowy citibikes

Good Morning!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo the other day at the Citi Bike station near Henry and Jackson streets | …