A new advocacy group seeks to weaken New York’s illegal hotels law (Daily News).
The city is going after Jerry’s Newsstand again (EV Grieve).
Helpful advice from Santacon organizers: no puking, “messing with kids or cops,” or sexually assaulting people (Eater).
The Lodge Gallery plans a benefit auction to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Artinfo).
A writer makes a pilgrimage to the “vanishing streets” of her grandmother’s Lower East Side (Tablet).
Alexander Olch’s men’s accessories comes to 14 Orchard St. (GQ).
The New York City Housing Authority awarded a new contract to a construction firm accused by the federal government of cheating workers on the renovation of the Grand Street Guild apartments (Daily News).
Claiming that she really lives in Italy, NYCHA is evicting a 100-year old woman from an apartment at the Rutgers Houses (Daily News).
Board members of a city-sponsored Broome Street co-op are accused of using “the building’s bank account as a personal piggy bank.” (Post)
Prosecutors are trying to force testimony from the wife of a suspect accused of shooting two police officers at the Baruch Houses last year (Daily News).
The NYPD debuts a new crime map that offers no more information than a law passed by the City Council required (Gothamist).
Adam Platt awards New York Sushi Ko on Clinton Street two stars (Grub Street).
Video: Sunday Morning salutes Katz’s Deli (CBSNews.com).
Report: Sheldon Silver is preparing to “re-emerge as a forceful liberal counterweight” to Governor Cuomo (Capital NY).
A judge declines to hear the City Council’s lawsuit against NYCHA’s market rate housing plan, saying it’s premature (Capital NY).
Here’s what the new residential building on Avenue D, Alphabet City, is going to look like (Curbed).
The East Village Eye Archive officially launches its web site at Tammany Hall next week (EV Grieve).
In spite of protests, SantaCon will return December 14, launching from Tompkins Square Park and “wend(ing) its way through the East Village and the Lower East Side before jumping over to Brooklyn.” (Daily News).
Sheldon Silver has paid $65,000 in legal fees during the past couple of months in connection with the Vito Lopez scandal. Aides say none of the fees are linked to the separate William Rapfogel embezzlement matter (Daily News).
Real estate experts predict the Lower East Side is in for an “uptick in retail activity” in 2014 (Real Estate Weekly).
The new ownership of John’s of 12th Street, a neighborhood institution, is revealed (EV Grieve).
The Cronuts craze hits the New Museum at 11 a.m. (Facebook).
The New Museum appoints a “rising star” in the tech world to run its new incubator (WSJ).
Editorial: The Moreland Commission’s “Portrait of Sleaze” begins to emerge, evan as “Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Republican boss Dean Skelos (resist) subpoenas aimed at uncovering exactly what they do — or do not do — in return for the huge bucks they pull down from law firms.” (Daily News)
The U.S. House passes legislation that would trigger Park Service recognition of the Tenement Museum’s expanded facility at 103 Orchard St. (Yahoo/PR Newswire)).
The co-owner of St. Mark’s Bookshop talks about the ongoing auction to raise money for a move (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).
Casimir Nozkowski talks about growing up at 70 Hester St, a former synagogue (The Times of Israel).
Metropolitan Diary: “The most popular film shooting since ‘The Ten Commandments’ – at least on the Lower East Side.” (NYT)
A drunken passenger, who hailed a cab on the Lower East Side, refused to pay her fare and now faces assault charges (Post-last item).
Sheldon Silver’s law firm wrote a big check to the political action committee that unsuccessfully pushed a proposal to raise the retirement age for judges (Capital).
More on 7-Eleven’s demise on St. Mark’s Place (Post).
Celebrating a 7-Eleven setback and hoping it’s a “watershed moment.” (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).
Another take on the closure of Noah’s Ark Deli, the last full-service kosher restaurant on the Lower East Side (The Jewish Press).
Revisiting the East Village in 1967 (EV Grieve).
The 7-Eleven on St. Mark’s Place has closed (EV Grieve).
Bill de Blasio will drop in on Sheldon Silver’s annual holiday luncheon today (Daily News).
Kids actor Leo Fitzpatrick – hanging out around his Forsyth Street gallery and lamenting the death of Max Fish (NYM).
Fashion mogul Vince Camuto: Growing up fatherless on the Lower East Side (WWD).
Another look at the Katz’s Deli book (The Forward).
Groundbreaking photographer Saul Leiter does at the age of 89 (NYT).
A writer’s laptop, containing a graphic novel in-the-works for six years, is swiped from the McDonald’s on the LES (Metro).
Meet the two guys who started their real estate firm from a Lower East Side apartment and now have a staff of 25 (RE Weekly).
On Thanksgiving, wedding bells ring in Chinatown (Epoch Times).
Now available: the Ramones guitar strap (EV Grieve).
NYCHA is $676 million short in needed funding to protect public housing developments from future hurricanes (Capital NY).
The NYPD is taking “tiny steps” to protect pedestrians from bad drivers (Gothamist).
The governor does not think much of a new campaign for tolls on the East River bridges (WNYC).
More signs that New York Sports Club is moving ahead with a new location on Avenue A (EV Grieve).
At New York Sushi Ko on Clinton Street, you should keep an open mind about the $200 tasting menu because the restaurant is “about subverting expectations, about making you rethink fine dining on the Lower East Side.” (Bloomberg)
A new group plots another campaign for East River bridge tolls (NYT).
The number of stalled construction sites in Manhattan fell 28% this year (Commercial Observer).
ICYMI: That car door carted away from the Ludlow Street Banksy installation is being sold by a New York gallery (Post).
A profile of Whynot Coffee, which just opened a new location on Orchard Street (NY Business Journal).
Folk singer Anthony D’Amato signs with a label, releases, “Ludlow,” a song written in his Lower East Side apartment (Billboard).
What’s the future of graffiti art as urban canvass disappear? (NYT)
Big business in New York City: soundproofing (NYT).
An Orchard Street store worker got a small role in the Adam Sandler film shooting on the LES (Daily News).
Laurie Gwen Shapiro tells the story of her father, “a jovial Lower East Side gangster, wartime chemical researcher and secretive color television pioneer.” (Narratively).
At Libation, an Electronic Dance Party that goes on for 7+ hours (WSJ).
A man from Mexico has been charged with attempted murder as a hate crime after slashing the face of another man at an internet cafe on Eldridge Street (Daily News).
Developer Ben Shaoul says he’s a “victim of circumstances.” (Real Deal)
Lower East Side-based property owner Baruch Singer sells an 84-building portfolio uptown for $340 million (Real Deal).
Gas stations vanish as developers, including some on the Lower East Side, covet valuable land (WSJ).
Daniel Squadron continues to talk up his proposal to make park funding more equitable, an idea Bill de Blasio has endorsed (New Yorker).
St. Mark’s Bookshop plans a fundraiser before making the move to Avenue A (EV Grieve).
Tache Artisan Chocolate on Broome Street: “a gathering place for the neighborhood’s diverse characters.” (NYT)
Lower East Side clothing designer Robert James opens another Brooklyn store (WWD).
The Howard Hughes Corp. is greeted with angry protesters as it unveils plans for a 50-story tower at the Seaport (Tribeca Trib).
Mid-tier art galleries on the Lower East Side are growing, but how long can it last? (L Magazine).
Twitter is looking at taking up to 100,000 square feet at 51 Astor Place (Crain’s).
Video: Critical Mass cyclist is arrested for making too much noise (EV Grieve).
So not kosher! The Essex Restaurant’s lobster and latkes Hannukah party (Tablet).
“Chinatown” The Next Front in the Gentrification War.” (The Guardian)
The Howard Hughes Corp. will unveil its plans for a 50-story tower at the Seaport tonight (NYT).
Revisiting Schiller’s 10 years later: some of the luster is gone but the place still has 95% of what it had in 2003 (Observer).
A new glimpse of Chico’s 9/11 mural on Avenue A (EV Grieve).
The story behind America’s first Yiddish cookbook (The Forward).
William Rapfogel’s alleged co-conspirator says Met Council kickback money was funneled to the campaigns to elected officials (Daily News).
The City Council approves new building code intended to better protect residents from future hurricanes (NYT).
CB3′s land use committee opposes Ben Shaoul’s zoning variance application for additional floors at 515 East 5th Street (EV Grieve).
Sam Schwartz: paying for bridge maintenance now is not optional — it’s essential (Daily News).
Photo treasure trove: New York City images from the ’60′s and ’70′s (Gothamist).