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Rivington House Fallout: Mayor Will Personally Sign Off on Future Deed Changes

His administration faces at least three investigations — after city officials lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, allowing the former nursing home to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers. …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Silver Sentence Delayed Two Months in Anticipation of Supreme Court Ruling

Silver is waiting on a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which could have bearing on his appeal. …

Greek Jewish Festival 2015.

Greek Jewish Festival Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon on Broome Street

There will be kosher Greek food, entertainment (including traditional Greek dancing) and an outdoor marketplace. You’ll also be able to tour the synagogue, which has been beautifully restored. …

Lower East Side Links

–Beth Israel is expected to announce its downsizing plan within two weeks. [Crain‘s]

–Editorial: The prosecution of Steve Croman is a start but much more …

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Concrete From Essex Crossing Site Damages Car on Clinton Street

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the Essex Crossing construction site on Clinton Street yesterday afternoon after pieces of concrete …

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Former First Roumanian Synagogue Sells to Brazilian Developer

A synagogue building dating to 1860 is changing hands for $5.9 million. Commercial Observer reports that Brazilian developer Eduardo de Souza Ramos of Cerfco Participações is the new owner of a building that once housed the First Roumanian-American Congregation. …

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Lower East Side Young Historians Unveil Catherine Street Signs

During the past few years, we’ve been following an innovative program at P.S. 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology on Catherine Street. Lower East Side Young …

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Family Fun Day at Corlears Hook Park on Sunday, May 22

Check out what’s happening to kick off summer in the park. …

32 Mulberry St.

At CB3 Liquor Meeting, a Rough Night For the New Team in Le Baron Space

Something possessed us to stop by Community Board 3’s liquor permit hearing last night (we will never learn). Here’s what happened in the three hours we were there. …

Photo by ABC No Rio, 2014.

ABC No Rio: Packing Up Ahead of Rivington Street Demolition, Rebuilding

It’s been talked about for years. Now ABC Rio is making final plans to move out of 156 Rivington St., a crumbling building that will be replaced by a new home for the radical arts center. …

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Wednesday Info Session: Essex Crossing Construction Jobs

On Wednesday afternoon, you can find out about upcoming job prospects at the big Essex Crossing construction site.

The development consortium, Delancey Street Associates, …

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An Edict From “President Trump” on Orchard Street

Joshua Wind spotted this sign on Orchard Street yesterday. It reads, “Muslims must wear identity jackets at all times… Thank you for your cooperation.” …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. Photo via Council member Ben Kallos' Twitter feed.

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco. …

577 FDR Drive.

Rape Victim Sues NYCHA After Attack at Baruch Houses

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Bowie and charged him with the attack, as well as two other attempted rapes on the Lower East Side on the same day. …

Lower East Side Links

–Sheldon Silver asks a federal judge to delay his imprisonment until appeals are exhausted. One reason cited in court papers: an anticipated U.S. Supreme Court …