Lower East Side Links

–An off-duty NYPD traffic agent was allegedly drunk and speeding when he crashed on the Williamsburg Bridge yesterday morning. A backseat passenger, Amanda Miner, was …

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Second Suspect Arrested in Orchard Street Beatdown

Police have now arrested a second suspect in the brutal beating of a Lower East Side resident on Orchard Street one week ago. …

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Lower East Side Food Notes: Lucky Bee Lunch, Lalo’s Name Change, Brunch at Jimmy’s No. 43

Here’s what’s new in the Lower East Side restaurant world. …

Lower East Side Links

–Another look at Gary Barnett’s big gamble on the Lower East Side, where he’s building the 80-story One Manhattan Square condo complex. Real estate industry …

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Woman Celebrating 21st Birthday Killed in Williamsburg Bridge Crash (Updated)

A woman celebrating her 21st birthday was killed in a horrible crash overnight on the Williamsburg Bridge. …

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Police Arrest Suspect in Orchard Street Beating

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Police have arrested one of two suspects wanted in the brutal beating of a 24-year-old Lower East Side resident Friday morning. …

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At Rivington House Forum, Personal Stories and Pledges to Keep Up Pressure on the Mayor

If you ask the mayor, there’s little or no hope of returning Rivington House to the Lower East Side community. …

Lower East Side Links

–The city outlines plans for bike lane improvements on the Williamsburg side of the Williamsburg Bridge. [DNAinfo]

–Chinatowns nationwide are grappling with gentrification. [NPR]

–Photographer …

Photo: Office of Council member Margaret Chin. Bill signing, 2015.

Mayor, Council Member Chin Participate in Affordable Housing Tele-Town Hall Today

During the lunch hour today, Mayor de Blasio and local City Council member Margaret Chin will be participating in a “telephone town hall meeting” on the topic of affordable housing for seniors. …

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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here are some recommended events in the neighborhood March 14-21. …

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Snow Day! Is It Lunch Time Yet?

Here’s a look at our less-than-advertised spring blizzard via @joana_m_l’s Instagram. @bialystoker_les was out in Chinatown earlier:

And Amy Robinson took in the …

Lower East Side Links

–As of 11 a.m., New York City had received 5 inches of snow. [National Weather Service]

–The neo-Nazi arrested for allegedly attacking two brothers outside …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo with Mayor de Blasio. File photo/NYC Mayor's Office.

Commissioner Says City Official Was Not Fired Due to Rivington House Fiasco

A deputy city commissioner was not fired because he signed off on lifting deed restrictions at Rivington House, but his boss won’t say what led her to the termination. …

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A Last Glimpse of This Morning’s Moon

Pat Arnow took this photo from the Lower East Side just before the moon set early this morning.



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Sheldon Silver’s Appeal Will Be Heard on Thursday

It’s a big week for former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, who’s appealing his conviction on federal corruption charges. …