Photo by Richard Brennan.

14-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue (Updated)

A teenager faces arson charges this morning in connection with the devastating fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Norfolk Street synagogue. …

Proposed design: Seward Park Library Plaza.

Seward Park Renovation Design Revealed (Presentation)

This afternoon we’re posting the presentation delivered to Community Board 3 last week for the redesign of Seward Park. …

Essex Street Market Block Party 2016.

Happening This Week on the Lower East Side

The weekend is jam-packed with special events in celebration of Lower East Side History Month, and it looks like a sunny spring forecast. So let’s get started! …

Masaryk Towers' gate near Pitt Street. may 8.

Followup: Masaryk Towers Closes Rivington Street Walkway (Updated)

We have more this afternoon on the decision by Masaryk Towers to close the passageway on Rivington Street that cuts through the co-operative complex. …

clinton street traffic

Squadron, Fellow Elected Officials Urge Clinton/Grand Street Changes

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and other elected officials have sent a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT), urging the city to do something about gridlock on Clinton Street. …

113 Stanton St. is one of Mahfar's Lower East Side buildings.

Property Owner Samy Mahfar Settles With State AG For $250,000

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this morning a $250,000 settlement agreement with several companies controlled by Lower East Side property owner Samy Mahfar. …

Target will be located on the second floor of 145 Clinton St. Rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle.

Target is Coming to Essex Crossing; 22,500 SF Store Slated For 145 Clinton St. (Updated)

Target announced today it is opening a store in the Essex Crossing project on the Lower East Side. …

NYCHA graphic from 2013 plan.

NYCHA Announces Plans For New Residential Tower Alongside La Guardia Houses

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced today a plan to builded new mixed-income housing on a parking lot at the La Guardia Houses. …

Essex Crossing rendering by Handel Architects.

Agreement Reached For Operating New Essex Street Market at Essex Crossing

A little more than a year from now, in the summer of 2018, a newly expanded Essex Street Market is expected to open at 115 Delancey St. …

Photo from Char Sue's Instagram.

Asian-Inspired Restaurant, Char Sue, Opens at 119 Essex St.

Char siu, the Cantonese technique of roasting meats over fire, is the inspiration behind a new restaurant that just opened at 119 Essex St. …

Rendering of 175 Delancey St. by Dattner

Lottery Opens For 99 Affordable Senior Apartments on Essex Crossing Site 6

An affordable housing lottery opened this morning for 99 senior apartments at 175 Delancey St., part of the Essex Crossing project. …

Photo: Essex Street Market Vendor Association.

Spring at the Essex Street Market: New Vendors, New Programs

Over at the Essex Street Market, the spring season is bringing new vendors and new programs. Here’s an update on what’s happening. …

Image: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.

Happening This Week on the Lower East Side

Events April 11-18. …

Passengers wait to board a bus run by Yep Tours on Pike Street, 2015.

CB3 Panel Pushes Back Against Yep Lawsuit, Temporary Bus Permit

Community Board 3’s transportation committee last week approved a strongly worded resolution in response to a federal lawsuit by Yep Tours, Inc. against the City of New York. …

Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

City Delays Environmental Review Meeting For Two Bridges Area (Updated)

The Department of City Planning today announced that it’s pushing off a public scoping meeting for the upcoming Two Bridges environmental review until May 25 …