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There will be a sleepover/protest in Tompkins Square Park August 9 in response to the NYPD’s erection of a patrol tower. It’s been 27 years …

Lower East Side Links

A NYPD Skywatch tower goes up in Tompkins Square Park and a petition urges the mayor to take it down (EV Grieve).

A woman was …

Lower East Side Links

Just released grand jury testimony offers new proof that Ethel Rosenberg’s brother “doomed her with concocted testimony to spare his own wife from prosecution.” (NYT)



Morning Reads: Innovate Manhattan Charter School is Closing, Askan Menswear Comes to Orchard Street, Oldest NYC Footage

Innovate Manhattan Charter School on Delancey Street will close its doors, due to recruitment and budget woes (Chalkbeat).

Askan Menswear leases space at 151 Orchard St. …

Morning Reads: Ludlow Street’s New Aristocracy, Hotel Slump, Squatters of the LES

A dispatch from Monday night’s VIP reception at the newly minted Taittinger Gallery on Ludlow Street: “It will not be your typical downtown gallery—the high …

Morning Reads: Serial Robbers, LMDC’s Life Span, Taqueria LES Relocates

Police are looking for two robbers who have hit businesses on Mott, Elizabeth and other surrounding streets (Channel 4).

Editorial: The time has come to …

Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Repair Woes, Documenting LES Gentrification, “Naked City” Revisited

The Brooklyn Bridge repair project is behind schedule and $100 million over budget (Daily News).

Time to end subsidies for billionaires? Tenant advocates push to …

Morning Reads: Arrest in Avenue D Shooting, Support For Chrystie Street Bike Lane, Robert Moses Comic Book

Cops have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of an aspiring rapper on Avenue D (Daily News).

Community Board 3 asks the city to …

Morning Reads: “Club Queen” Buys $7 Million Condo, Taking on “Tenant Relocators,” East River Ice Floes

Emma Hsieh, a real estate investor who owns two Lower East Side bars, buys a $7 million penthouse at 100 Norfolk St. (Post).

Local City …

Morning Reads: East Village Murder, Robbery Suspect, Dwellers Profiled

Cops say 21-year-old Shaquille Fuller is still on the run after allegedly shooting and killing a man outside the Wald Houses (Daily News).

Police are …

Morning Reads: Avenue D Murder, Winnie’s Bar is Closing, the “Tyranny of Nostalgia”

A man was shot and killed outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D yesterday afternoon (Channel 2).

Tenant rights legislation sponsored by Sen. Daniel …

Morning Reads: Interest in Silver’s Seat, Construction at 76 East Houston St., Bonnie Slotnick’s Comeback

Sheldon Silver shows no signs of relinquishing his Assembly seat. “I intend to fully represent my constituents in the best way I know how,” he told …

Morning Reads: Local Housing Preferences Scrutinized, Velazquez in Cuba, Remembering Joy Ryder

The federal government is examining whether agreements to set aside affordable housing for local residents violate civil rights laws (WSJ via Google News).

A housing …

Morning Reads: Landlord Crackdown, Silver Faces Possible Fines, Little Italy Rebranding

The mayor and State Attorney General today announce “an aggressive new effort to go after property owners who use illegal tactics to force out tenants …

Morning Reads: Seaport Plan Stymied, East River Toll Proposal, Vanishing Language Exhibition

The Howard Hughes Corp. plan for the Seaport, including that 494-foot condo tower, appears to be going nowhere. The developer hoped Sheldon “Silver would support the …