A Year of Transition for the Lower East Side BID

LES BID President Mark Miller, former executive director Roberto Ragone. Photos courtesy: LES BID.

Earlier this week, the LES Business Improvement District held its annual meeting at Mason Dixon on Essex Street. The organization’s leaders looked back on what was really a transitional year — and looked forward to a busy 2011. They honored former executive director Roberto Ragone, who has gone on to run a BID in the Bronx. 

Scenes From Apple Day

A nice crowd turned out yesterday on Orchard Street between Broome and Grand for the third annual NYC Apple Day. Although we couldn’t find any apple pie, there were plenty of apples (and apple-themed food) from local restaurants and purveyors – not to mention live music and arts and crafts for the kids. Here are some of our photos from the event.