Lower East Side Links

–The coronavirus effect: Even though rising numbers of New Yorkers are going hungry, the lines at the Bowery Mission were shorter than normal on Thanksgiving …

Lower East Side Links

–The Related Companies has made a deal worth more than $400 million to buy Lands End II, the large Section 8 buildings in the Two …

Lower East Side Links

–It was a fine solution during the fall, but as winter approaches, staff at the Earth School worry about keeping classroom windows open to provide …

Lower East Side Links

–No surprises in New York’s down ballot races. Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney glided to victory. The same story for State Sen. Brian Kavanagh …

Lower East Side News

–The city is planning protected bike lanes along Avenue C and East Houston Street to accommodate bicyclists who sooner or later will be diverted from …

Lower East Side Links

–The Strand, experiencing a catastrophic loss in business due to COVID-19, is asking for help. [Gothamist]

–Jing Fong, Chinatown’s largest restaurant, reopens for indoor dining. …

Lower East Side Links

–Tyrese Haspil pleads not guilty in the murder of his former boss, tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh. The grizzly crime happened in Saleh’s Lower East Side …

Lower East Side Links

–The mayor announces plans for a Soho rezoning, which he says will set the stage for more affordable housing and also make it easier for …

Lower East Side Links

–A lengthy battle over the subsidized art studios at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center takes a new twist. [Hyperallergic]

–Street vendors, aided by City …

Lower East Side Links

–A state judge blocks construction of a new jail in Chinatown, saying the city did not follow its own land use procedures. The city says …

Lower East Side Links

–Repairs on the Rutgers Tube mean service disruptions for the F train on nights and weekends. [Daily News]

–Parents are reeling after the mayor changes …

Lower East Side Links

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. [Daily News]

–There are …

Lower East Side Links

–Restaurants on narrow Chinatown streets are finding it almost impossible to abide by NYC outdoor dining rules while continuing to stay in business. [The City]



Lower East Side Links

–The Parks Department is facing criticism for its dealings with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is set to lose its composting site in …

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Essex Crossing Kicks Off Luxury Leasing, as Rental Market Falters

The developers of the Essex Crossing mega-project recently kicked off leasing for their last large batch of luxury rental apartments.

There are 142 market …