Lower East Side Links

- A classic Orchard Street “old school” shop, New Era Factory Outlet, gets a feature in the Times. Yelpers love it for last minute, low-priced tuxedos.  [NYT]

– Popular podcasters the Bowery Boys release their first book, Adventures in Old New York, next week. Hosts/authors Tom Meyers and Greg Young explore Manhattan, neighborhood by neighborhood. [TONY]

– In his new memoir, Porcelain, Moby looks at what made the late 1980s and early ’90s such fertile ground for an explosion of creativity, and worries it’s no longer possible for young artists in NYC today. [Vox]

– Actress Drea de Matteo (The Sporanos) and other local tenants have filed a $17 million lawsuit against the city in the wake of the deadly East Village gas explosion. [NY Daily News]

– Mayor Bill de Blasio is embarking on a $325 million plan to expand ferry service beginning in 2017. Additional routes to the Lower East Side of Manhattan is slated be added in 2018. [NYT]

Good Morning: More Bike Battles, Mars Bar as Bohemian “Standard Bearer,” Vintage Film

From International Pickle Day to the Hester Street Fair food festival — there’s plenty happening on the LES this weekend.  The weather will (mostly) cooperate.  59 for a high today and rain showers, beginning mid afternoon. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, windy and a hgh of 62. Sunday, partly cloudy and 67.