Lower East Side Links

–A federal appeals court appeared sympathetic to Sheldon Silver’s latest bid to throw out his conviction on public corruption charges. He remains free on bail …

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–Around 500 apartments have now been completed in the big Essex Crossing project. The 14-screen Regal movie theater is scheduled to open by the end …

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–“The plans (to build low-income housing for seniors) have spurred a clash in the neighborhood, turning the (Elizabeth Street) garden in Little Italy into a …

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents are outraged about the city’s revised East River flood protection plan, [Patch]

–There are reports that Moishe’s Bake Shop on 2nd Avenue has …

Lower East Side Links

–A police officer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car on East 15th Street last night. The car was later found abandoned on …

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–Local City Council member Carlina Rivera has introduced a package of bills, one of which would limit apartment brokerage fees to the equivalent of one …

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Closure of Essex Street Subway Entrance Pushed Back

Last week, we took note of some makeshift signage indicating that the subway entrance on the southeast corner of Delancey Street and Essex Street …

Lower East Side Links

–Another look at the controversy surrounding the city’s new plan for an East River flood barrier. [City Limits]

–Opinion, the city’s war on delivery cyclists: …

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–The city plans to tear down the LaGuardia Bathhouse and replace it with a playing field. [Patch]

–The former Bowery Savings Bank, operated at the …

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Holiday Rituals on Allen Street

Good morning! Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing in Chinatown. Here’s a photo from David Sierra.



Lower East Side Links

–A new survey of NYPD crash data shows that the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow streets is the most dangerous single lane crossing in the …

Lower East Side Links

–The city announces the remaining vendors that will be part of the new Essex Street Market, now opening in April or May. [AM New York]



Lower East Side Links

–The Archdiocese of New York decides to close St. Brigid School. [EV Grieve]

–There’s a new map tracking residential evictions in the city. Neighborhoods in …

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East River Inspiration

@pastelchartreuse took this recent photo during a morning run along the East River Esplanade.



Lower East Side Links

–City Council member Carlina Rivera talks about opposition on the Lower East Side to the city’s new coastal resiliency plan. [WNYC]

–A deed restriction on …