Developers plan to build on either side of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building on East Broadway.

Bialystoker Developers Reject Overtures From Seward Park Co-op to Revisit Air Rights Sale

Developers of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site on East Broadway aren’t interested in a revote at the Seward Park Co-op on the sale of air rights. …

Lower East Side Links

–Local residents are gearing up to protest the proposed Two Bridges mega-towers at a meeting of the City Planning Commission on Wednesday. [NY1]

–Here’s more …

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Apparent Random Slashing Happened at Stanton and Chrystie Streets Saturday

Police say a 34-year-old man was slashed in the face near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday afternoon in an apparent random attack.

It happened …

Lower East Side Links

–Deep in this article you’ll find a bit of interesting news revealed at CB3’s transportation committee meeting: “Sean Quinn, the DOT’s senior director of bicycle …

Lower East Side Links

–While the Small Business Jobs Survival Act will finally get a City Council hearing this month, some activists are convinced City Council members will not …

Lower East Side Links

–An appeals court ruling means Sheldon Silver will likely stay out of jail until next year. A decision on his appeal will probably not come …

Lower East Side Links

–After working with the community for four years to design an East River flood barrier, the city suddenly shifts gears and overhauls the long-delayed East …

Photo by Tommy Loeb.

NYPD Rescues Man From Williamsburg Bridge

Police yesterday rescued a man who was threatening to jump from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

Lower East Side Links

–Henry Street Settlement is moving its workforce center to Essex Crossing. [Crain’s]

–Another look at the pre-fab CitizenM Hotel, opening on the Bowery. [Architects Newspaper]



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Take a Seat, in Straus Square

Good Morning! Have you noticed the new seating in Straus Square, alongside Seward Park?

Lower East Side Links

–Sheldon Silver loses a new bid to stay out of prison. He’s been ordered to surrender to federal authorities Oct. 5 to begin serving a …

Lower East Side Links

–The city is looking at rezoning Soho and Noho. [Crain’s]

–The CitizenM Hotel opens on the Bowery today. [Hospitalitynet]

–The opening of Marshalls next to …

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 …