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. …

Lower East Side Links

–The NYPD says it will recommend unspecified charges against the truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist on First Avenue. It will be up …

One Manhattan Square towers over the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Two Bridges Environmental Review, Chinatown Rezoning on Tonight’s CB3 Agenda

The future of Chinatown and the Two Bridges area will be back on the agenda when Community Board 3’s land use committee meets tonight. …

Photo from Char Sue's Instagram.

Asian-Inspired Restaurant, Char Sue, Opens at 119 Essex St.

Char siu, the Cantonese technique of roasting meats over fire, is the inspiration behind a new restaurant that just opened at 119 Essex St. …

hester street fair

Weekend Plan: Earth Day at the Hester Street Fair, Spring Cleanup in Seward Park

This past weekend’s warm weather helped drive good attendance for opening weekend at the Hester Street Fair. …

Photo by Joe Black.

A Few Photos of Our Changing Skyline

The Lower East Side landscape is, of course, changing in dramatic fashion. …

Lower East Side Links

–The NYPD says Kelly Hurley, the cyclist killed on First Avenue, fell off her bike before being run over by a box truck. The driver …

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A Hawk Sighting on Grand Street

Thanks to Nicolas Rapold for this shot of our resident Lower East Side hawk, who has apparently decided to hang out at the very …

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Plant-Based Mexican Restaurant, Jajaja, Opens at 162 East Broadway on Friday

The upscale Mexican spot at the corner of East Broadway and Essex streets will make its debut this week. …