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Galerie Perrotin Takes 25,000 Square Feet in Beckenstein Building

Galerie Perrotin, presently based on the Upper East Side, is opening a huge new space in the Beckenstein Building on Orchard St. …

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Development Frenzy Leads to Pleas For Master Plan in Two Bridges Area

In response to a wave of new large-scale development projects, local Council member Margaret Chin and others are calling on the city to set in motion a master planning initiative for the Two Bridges community. …

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Memos Show Deputy Mayor Knew About Rivington House Deal

New evidence emerged over the weekend that a senior official in the de Blasio administration knew of the Rivington House deal long before the mayor’s office has previously admitted. …

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Yuh-Line Niou Announces Candidacy For Assembly Seat

At Hotel Chantelle on Monday evening, Yuh-Line Niou officially kicked off her campaign for Sheldon Silver’s former seat in the New York State Assembly. …

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“Beats & Eats” Coming to Hester Street Fair Tomorrow

The Hester Street Fair tomorrow is teaming up with Grub Street for “Beats & Eats.” Throughout the day, there will be DJ sets, lots of local food and beer! …

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“Little Chair” Cafe Opens For Business Today at 47 Monroe St.

There’s a new option for coffee and a quick meal down in the Two Bridges area. The team behind Division Street favorites Forgtmenot and Kiki’s just opened Little Chair at 47 Monroe St. today. …

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Yep Tours/Focus Travel Travails: Driver arrested For Alleged DUI

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More trouble for Focus Travel/Yep Tours. The Chinatown bus company faces new questions this morning after a driver was arrested …

Lower East Side Links

–At a community meeting last night, local residents spoke out about the downsizing of Beth Israel Hospital. We’ll have a more detailed story on this …

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Alice Cancel Settles Into Her New Job as Albany Lawmaker

About five weeks ago, Alice Cancel was sworn in as Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. This week we caught up with the Lower East Side assemblywoman elected to represent the 65th Assembly District for the remainder of Silver’s term. …

Lower East Side Links

–More on the MTA’s plans to shut down the F Train to and from Brooklyn for repairs. The authority says it will only impact weekend …

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Fourth Arts Block Turns 15. Benefit Celebration June 13

This year, Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is turning 15, and they’ll be celebrating June 13! Since its founding in 2001, the organization has served …

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State Attorney General: Allure Group Made False Promises Regarding Rivington House

This week there are some encouraging new signs that a shady deal allowing the old school building to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers could potentially be reversed. …

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El Castillo de Jagua is Open For Business!

For some reason, people on Facebook are sharing a four year-old story about the temporary closure of the Grand Street location of El Castillo de Jagua. …

150 Rivington St. rendering by Volley Studio, via the New York Times.

Condos Slated For Former Streit’s Matzo Parcel Start at $995,000

Sales have officially launched for the condos set to replace the historic Streit’s Matzo Factory at 150 Rivington St. …

Lower East Side Links

–Here’s a hopeful sign for people pushing regulators to find a way to reverse the sale of Rivington House to luxury condo developers. The state …