Lower East Side Links

–The mayor will be interviewed by federal prosecutors this morning about allegations that he traded political favors for campaign cash. The administration’s mishandling of Rivington …

Good Companions Senior Center, Madison Street.

Squadron, Niou Push to Restore Senior Center, NORC Funding

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou visited a Lower East Side senior center yesterday as part of a campaign to restore funding for NYC senior programs. …

Lower East Side Links

–The F Train tunnel will need to be shut down for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. That has residents in the Two Bridges area especially worried, since …

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Good Morning!

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Here’s the view from the top of the Hotel on Rivington on a recent afternoon. | Weather: Partly cloudy …

Rendering by artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong.

Art Installation Coming to Seward Park as Part of New Grant Program

The New York City Parks Department and the Japanese clothing company, UNIQLO, announced a new public art program today. They awarded grants to 10 artists to create installations in city parks this coming summer. …

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Food Notes: Trapizzino Debuts, Cocoron Moves West, Nakamura Opens For Lunch

Happening in the Lower East Side food world:

–It’s opening day for Trapizzino, the new Italian food concept at 144 Orchard St. (Stanton Street). …

Turning Page opens at Dixon Place.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood Feb. 22-28. …

Lower East Side Links

–An off-duty cop arrested for allegedly attacking an MTA conductor on a train arriving on the Lower East Side enters a “not guilty” plea. [Daily …

Rendering: 185 Grand St. Image courtesy of the Oved Group.

Italian American Museum Sells Building For $14.8 Million; Larger Museum Planned in New Building

Rendering: 185 Grand St. Image courtesy of the Oved Group.

For the better part of a decade, the Italian American Museum has been trying …

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Good Morning!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Today we head downtown with @elguaposucio for a view of the World Trade Center. | Weather: Overcast today with …

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Canal Street Mural: “Muslims Are People Too”

Amy Robinson noticed this message on the side of a tenement on Canal Street (near Essex Street). The mural reads, “Muslims Are People Too,” …

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“Fort Pitt” Rescue Dog, Ashley, Becomes an Instagram Star

Photo of Ashley from her Instagram feed.

A firehouse on the Lower East Side has made a media star. Today in the New York …

Lower East Side Links

–When a neighborhood loses a grocery store, it’s losing a lot more than access to fresh food. Case in point: the shuttering of the Pathmark …

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“Impeach President Bannon” Poster Pops up on Essex Street

Yenta Laureate spotted this “Impeach President Bannon” poster on the facade of 147 Essex St.

Timed for President’s Day (observed Monday), the protest signs …

Lower East Side Links

–Another dispatch from the City Hall rally to stop a developer’s plans for the former CHARAS community center. [Indypendent]

–The city unveiled plans for its …