Lower East Side Links

–Marx Realty picks up 135 Bowery and 161 Bowery for $48.5 million. [Globe St.]

–“The Rollins” at Essex Crossing is reportedly fully leased, and “people …

Photo courtesy of Melinda Shopsin.

After Kenny Shopsin’s Death, Shopsin’s General Store Reopens Today in the Essex Street Market

The tributes have been pouring in during the past couple of days for Kenny Shopsin, the brash, big-hearted creative force behind Shopsin’s General Store in the Essex Street Market. …

Lower East Side Links

–The great choreographer, Paul Taylor, has died at the age of 88. During the past few years, Taylor lived on the Lower East Side, and …

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New and Old on the Lower East Side

Good morning. Here’s today’s view of One Manhattan Square and the former Bialystoker Nursing home building — from the Seward Park Co-op’s playground/park.



Lower East Side Links

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans for a condo building on the site of the 2nd Avenue gas explosion. [Curbed]

–Reminder: There’s a vigil …

Lower East Side Links

–A new city jail could rise 40 stories above 80 Centre St., where the marriage bureau is located. [Daily News]

–There’s a public hearing tonight …

City Council member Carlina Rivera with Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

Rivera Votes “Yes” on Tech Hub at Committee, Says Negotiations Are Continuing

The proposed Union Square Tech Training Center took a big step forward Thursday, as the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises gave its approval. …

Developers of mega-projects in the Two Bridges neighborhood addressed locals July 23. That's Michael Stern, head of JDS, with the microphone.

Two Bridges Neighbors Tell Mega-Tower Developers: “You’re Offering Us Crumbs”

Developers of mega-projects in the Two Bridges neighborhood addressed locals July 23. That’s Michael Stern, head of JDS, with the microphone.

About a year-and-a-half …

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Sheldon Silver Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

The once powerful Lower East Side assemblyman, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced today to seven years in prison after a federal jury this past spring convicted him on public corruption charges. …

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Someone Really Doesn’t Like This “Illegal Hotel” Mural on First Street

A mural in First Street Green Art Park taking aim at illegal hotel operators has been vandalized for a second time since local residents began creating it in early May. …

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Target Says It’s Sorry If Some People Were Offended By CBGB Replica

Target was obviously hoping the whole neighborhood would be talking about its new outpost on East 14th Street. …

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Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car on Madison Street

Police say a woman who was struck by a car on Madison Street earlier this month has died of her injuries. …

Lower East Side Links

–Target did its best to antagonize the East Village, but at least some shoppers say they’ll shop the new 14th Street store anyway. [Racked]

–The …

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Good Morning!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Nora Castro took this photo back in the spring from her apartment high above Water Street. | Weather: Have …

Photos courtesy of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. Installation images by Brian Buckley.

You Can Now Have a First Look at Resnick/Passlof Museum at 87 Eldridge Street

In the 1970s and 1980s, quite a few abandoned synagogues on the Lower East Side were taken over by artists, who repurposed the often crumbling buildings as quirky studio and living spaces. …