Lower East Side Links

–On Friday night, local activists will mark 20 years since the auction that put CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center in the hands of developer Gregg Singer. …

City Council member Carlina Rivera with Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a news conference July 18, 2018. Photo by Emil Cohen/New York City Council.

Rivera’s Airbnb Bill Unanimously Approved By City Council

A bill sponsored by local City Council member Carlina Rivera aimed at Airbnb sailed through the Council yesterday. …

Rendering shows new bridge over Delancey Street to East River Park.

Groups Studying How to Care For Huge New East River Park

Sometime in the fall, community meetings for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project are expected to resume. …

Lower East Side Links

–The city very rarely issues noise violations to bars and clubs after residents contact 311 with complaints. [Channel 4]

–East Broadway, once known as “Little …

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Wu’s Wonton King Set to Reopen Tomorrow After Renovations

If you’ve been thinking of trudging over to Wu’s Wonton King in the stifling heat, give it another day. The popular Cantonese spot at 165 East Broadway is closed for the day. …

Lower East Side Links

–The city’s comptroller says renters on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown are forced to pay 15 percent of their annual income for first …

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In Appreciation of Anthony Bourdain on Delancey Street

Bradley Theodore created this tribute to Anthony Bourdain. Thanks to Alan LeNoble for the photos. You can find the mural on Delancey Street between …

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Children’s Magical Garden Wins a Court Battle Against Developers

Members of the Children’s Magical Garden are celebrating a victory in their long legal battle with the owner of an adjacent Norfolk Street parcel. …

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Crane City: Another Weekend in the Essex Crossing Construction Zone

Here’s a photo from Alan LeNoble showing the dismantling of a construction hoist at 115 Delancey St. That’s one of the Essex Crossing towers. …

Photo: James & Karla Murray.

Celebrate “Moms & Pops of the L.E.S.” in Seward Park Tomorrow

You’ve seen their exhibition in Seward Park. Now it’s time to celebrate “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S” with photographers James and Karla Murray. The official opening festivities take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-3 p.m. …

Photos by Emil Cohen/New York City Council.

Swimming Lesson: How to Fight Summertime Summonses

City Council member Carlina Rivera and New York Chief Administrative Law Judge Fidel F. Del Valle spent some time at the swimming pool yesterday. …

The beloved Motor City Bar closed in 2013. Photo by H. Spencer Young.

Here Are the 14 Appointees of New York’s Nightlife Advisory Board

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have just announced 14 appointees of New York’s new Nightlife Advisory Board. …

Lower East Side Links

–A 103-year-old man in a wheelchair wandered off from Columbus Park. An alert Lower East Side couple helped find him. [Channel 7]

–A resident at …

Seward Park Extension, July 5, 2012.

Six Years Later, No Arrest in the Shooting of a Cop on the Lower East Side

It has been six years since a police officer nearly lost his life in a shooting at the Seward Park Extension public housing complex on the Lower East Side. As The Daily News reported yesterday, cops are no closer to finding the shooter. …

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“Round Robin” Mobile Studio Arrives in Seward Park

Beginning today, there’s a new community-focused art exhibition in Seward Park. Here’s the Facebook invite. …