De Blasio hosted a town hall meeting last night at P.S. 188. Photo by Pat Arnow.

De Blasio Says City Will Try to “Re-Acquire” Former P.S. 64 Building (Updated)

Mayor de Blasio came to the Lower East Side last night for a town hall meeting at P.S. 188. It was co-hosted with District 2 City Council member Rosie Mendez. …

Lower East Side Links

–U.S Rep. Nydia Velazquez spoke out forcefully during a House hearing yesterday, strongly criticizing Donald Trump’s Puerto Rico tweet storm. [NBC News]

–U.S. Sen. Chuck …

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Planning Session For Stanton Building Revival Takes Place Oct. 25

Coming up on Oct. 25, there will be a public visioning session to develop ideas for the Stanton Building, a Parks Department facility in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. …

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Benefit Concert For Puerto Rico in East River Park Oct. 22

There have been a lot of local efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Here’s a big fundraiser coming up Sunday, Oct. 22 in the East River Park Bandshell. …

115 Delancey St., Site 2 of Essex Crossing. October 2017. Photo courtesy of Delancey Street Associates.

26-Story Essex Crossing Tower at 115 Delancey St. Tops Out

Delancey Street Associates, the consortium building Essex Crossing, announced today the topping out of 115 Delancey St. That’s a 26-story residential tower on the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets. …

Lower East Side Links

–Reminder: Tonight Mayor de Blasio and City Council member Rosie Mendez host a town hall meeting at P.S. 188. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Two …

Lower East Side Links

–The New Museum has selected high profile architect Rem Koolhaas to design its new annex on the Bowery. [New York Times]

–Settlement Housing Fund and …

Photo by Jac Zagoory.

SZA Attracts a Huge Crowd For Free Show at The Box Last Night

A huge crowd gathered last night on Chrystie Street outside The Box night club. …

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Rapist Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For East River Park Attack

A 30-year old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for brutally raping a female jogger in East River Park two years ago. …

Lower East Side Links

–More on International Center of Photography’s move to Essex Crossing. The venerable institution has struggled to attract museum visitors since opening on the Bowery. Visitorship …

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Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 | @gguten took this photo in Columbus Park. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 83. | If …

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing. Rendering by Moso Studio.

International Center of Photography Confirms Plans to Move Museum & School to Essex Crossing

Now it’s a done deal. Just a few days after sales contracts hit public records, the International Center of Photography (ICP) has confirmed it is moving both its museum and school to Essex Crossing. …

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Ai Weiwei Installs Another Art Work — This Time at 248 Bowery

Before the weekend, we put up some photos from the Essex Street Market, where artist/activist Ai Weiwei installed one of the site specific pieces …

Lower East Side Links

–Editorial: Bill de Blasio should begin paying attention to the people who put him in office, even as he heads for certain re-election next month. …

Margaret Chin with supporters in Chinatown.

Chin Campaign Accuses Former Ally, Now a Christopher Marte Backer, of Voter Fraud (Updated)

Leading up to election day on Nov. 7, City Council member Margaret Chin is taking a more assertive approach in fending off opponents for her District 1 seat. …