Lower East Side Links

–After a controversy erupted around artist David Choe’s past statements regarding sexual assault, his Bowery mural has been painted over. Choe has come out with …

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | You never know where our neighborhood hawk is going to land. Thanks to Alain Levitt for this photo, taken …

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, 60 Norfolk St.

Demolition Application Filed For Fire Ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

There’s some sad but unsurprising news to report this morning about Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Lower East Side synagogue destroyed in a May 14 fire. …

Lower East Side Links

–“A renewal project 60 years in the making.” Not much new in this primer on the Essex Crossing project. We do learn that 60,000 people …

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Straus Square Renovations Detailed; Plans For Recycle-a-Bicycle Outpost Announced

Local residents will start to see changes in Straus Square during the next several weeks, as the neglected area at East Broadway, Rutgers Street and Canal Street begins to look more like a full-fledged pedestrian plaza. …

NYPD photo, 2015.

Man Sentenced to 23 Years For Stabbing, Beating Ex-Girlfriend at Vladeck Houses

NYPD photo, 2015.

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 23 1/2 years in prison for beating and stabbing his ex-girlfriend inside her apartment …

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(Followup) East Broadway Construction Project Destabilizes Neighboring Building

We have an update on the situation at 201 East Broadway, where construction of a seven story residential building yesterday damaged a neighboring building.



Lower East Side Links

–Opinion: The NYPD should change its tactics after the recent deaths of several bicyclists. The evidence “suggests that the NYPD sees New Yorkers who bike …

The mayor visited small businesses in the Bronx this past month. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Mayor Returns to the Scene of the Crime: Lower East Side Town Hall Slated For June 21

The Lower East Side is, of course, where one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biggest first term embarrassments played out (the Rivington House debacle) …

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Tenement Museum Appoints New President

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum announced the appointment of a new leader today. …

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Construction Stopped at 201 East Broadway After Neighboring Tenement Damaged

Work has been temporarily stopped at 201 East Broadway, a residential construction site, after an apparent mishap damaged a neighboring building. …

Schiff Fountain, Seward Park.

New City Budget Includes Schiff Fountain Funding, Grants For Numerous Local Organizations

The Manhattan Borough President’s office yesterday announced this coming year’s capital awards for local institutions, totaling $51 million. …

Lower East Side Links

–The family of David A. Cohen, a longtime Lower East Side landlord, has sold a strip of low-slung buildings at 162-166 Bowery (near Delancey Street) …

Pier 35 under construction. Photo by Instagram user djprybyl.

Thorny Waterfront Issues to be Discussed at Thursday CB3 Meeting

Pier 35 under construction. Photo by Instagram user djprybyl.

When it coms to the East River waterfront, there are always two predictable themes: (1) …

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Chinatown Leaders To be Honored at Upcoming Gala

The Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown BID last week hosted a luncheon to announce the honorees for the organizations’ awards and benefit gala coming up at the end of this month. …