Morning Reads: Tammany Hall Melee, Dagny & Barstow, The Low Line, Bike Lanes, No Bomb

  • The five defendants in this summer’s Tammany Hall melee are due in court today; their lawyer is talking civil suits. (DNAInfo)
  • Dagny & Barstow, the boutique slated to open at 264 Bowery by now, has opened temporarily in a pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District instead. Why? It’s quite a story. (Racked)
  • What’s really living in the underground space that may become The Low Line? Mole people. (NY Observer)
  • Brian Rose, a Cooper Union graduate who made the Lower East Side his muse in the early 1980s and again in the early 2000s, is trying to publish a book of his work, and needs help. (Kickstarter)
  • Pay no attention to the Twitter panic: there was no bomb at the corner of Allen and Delancey last night. The empty suitcase there turned out to be, well, an empty suitcase. (VV: Runnin’ Scared)
  • Borough President Scott Stringer released a detailed report on stalled construction sites yesterday, and unsurprisingly, the Lower East Side has a lot: 19. (EVGrieve, Gothamist)
  • The city council’s transportation committee took aim at bike lane regs yesterday, and cycling advocates fear more red tape. (Streetsblog)

Mexicue Food Truck Lands on the LES

Food truck Mexicue signed a lease for 2,000 square feet on Forsyth Street.

From this month’s edition of The Real Deal comes news about several Lower East Side retail properties:

  • 106 Forsyth St.: The operators of food truck Mexicue signed a 10-year lease for a 2,000-square-foot restaurant between Broome and Grand streets, offering cuisine that’s “the sweet, sweet love child of red-hot Mexican cuisine and down-home, barbeque goodness.”
  • 218-220 Bowery: Italian race car star Alessandro Zampedri signed a lease with an option to buy this space on the Bowery between Spring and Prince, where he plans to open The Bowery House hotel, “an affordable hospitality concept with a coffee bar on the ground floor.” More details on Massey Knakal’s website.