Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Local Groups Focus on Threat to Rent Stabilized Housing From New Two Bridges Towers

Three large-scale development projects in the Two Bridges area are expected to add more than 2,000 luxury apartments in a traditionally low-income community. …

Lower East Side Links

–The commanding officer of the 7th Precinct says of The DL, “They don’t have the best interest of the community in mind,” after a late …

Sen. Squadron attended a media event outside Rivington House in the spring of 2016.

Legislative Committee Votes on “Rivington Act” Tomorrow

There will be a vote in Albany tomorrow on State Sen. Daniel Squadron’s legislation aimed at preventing Rivington House-like debacles in other communities. …

I.M. Pastry Studio's Cookies & Cream Cake.

I.M. Pastry Studio Coming to the Essex Street Market

There’s another new arrival to tell you about at the Essex Street Market. In the next few week’s, Brooklyn’s I.M. Pastry Studio will be opening in a stall on the north end of the market. …

Lower East Side Links

–An investor in the shuttered Comfort (Diner) on Grand Street is suing the owner, Ira Freehof, saying he failed to disclose he owed $700,000 in …

preservation forum

City Council Candidates Discuss Preservation Issues Monday, May 1

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and several partners are hosting a candidate forum Monday, May 1. Here’s the invite:

Please join LESPI …

seward park liquors

Seward Park Liquors Loses Grand Street Space After Co-Op Board Votes

Seward Park Liquors is losing a space it has occupied at 393 Grand St. for more than four decades. …

100 Norfolk St. Photo by Brian Redman.

100 Norfolk Condo Building Begins to Reveal Its Glassy Skin

Over the years, local resident Brian Redman has been keeping an eye on 100 Norfolk St., one of the Lower East Side’s more dramatic construction projects. …

Lower East Side Links

–Here’s a summary of discussions at Community Board 3’s land use committee this week about Chinatown rezoning and an environmental review in the Two Bridges …

Rendering of 229 Cherry St., by Dattner Architects.

A New Supermarket For Two Bridges? Residents Press Extell For a Firm Answer

More than four years after the Pathmark grocery store in the Two Bridges neighborhood closed, local residents are trying to turn up the pressure on Extell Development, which is building an 80-story luxury tower where the supermarket once stood. …

Canal Street, Baxter Street and Walker Street.

“Gateways to Chinatown” Project Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for “Gateways to Chinatown,” a new program to create a “symbolic and functional landmark” to a high profile intersection in Chinatown. …

Lower East Side Links

–An employee of a bodega on Avenue A has been charged with assault and allegedly told an 18-year-old customer, “I’m not serving a tranny.” The …

Image: P.R.O. – Peterson Rich Office.

25,000 Square Foot Galerie Perrotin Opens at 130 Orchard St. on April 27

Galerie Perrotin has announced an opening date for it’s huge new gallery in the Beckenstein Building at 130 Orchard St. …

Hemlock, 65 Rivington St. Photo via the restaurant's Instagram.

Hemlock Opens at 65 Rivington St. With a Seasonal Menu

It’s opening day for Hemlock, a new restaurant at 65 Rivington St. from a former chef at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono in Gramercy. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron at a bike lane unveiling in Chinatown, December 2016.

Senator Squadron Holds Community Convention on Sunday

State Sen. Daniel Squadron will be hosting his annual Community Convention on Sunday afternoon. …