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Via Tribunali. Photo by TheLoDownNY.com

Ludlow Street’s Via Tribunali is Shuttered

Good Morning!

Cooper Square. By Joel Raskin.

Cooper Square. By Joel Raskin.

Sunny skies today with a high of 36.

Pei Lin Yu, center, The Performance Project. Photos by Zach Williams.

Adult Students at University Settlement Master English Through Spoken Word Poetry

Boubouki, Ni Japanese Specialties.

Photos: Essex Street Market at Night

Lower East Side Job Training Fair November 24

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The Lower East Side Employment Network is holding a job training fair next Monday, November 24, from 6-8 p.m. It is taking place at the Rutgers Houses community center, 200 Madison St.  Some of the occupations covered include: building maintenance, construction, healthcare, retail and hospitality. You’ll notice that one of the entities providing support for the event is Delancey Street Associates, the consortium building Essex Crossing on the former Seward Park urban renewal site.

Morning Reads: Flipping 190 Bowery, Seaport Tower Shrinks, Anti-Placard Parking Push

RFR Holdings is looking to flip 190 Bowery just two months after going into contract on the landmark owned by photographer Jay Maisel (Commercial Observer).

The Howard Hughes Corp. has agreed to reduce the height of a proposed Seaport tower from 52 to 42 stories (Crain’s).

A City Council hearing on a proposal to institute a 10 cent plastic bag fee turned contentious. Local Council member Margaret Chin is one of the sponsors (NYT).

The Chinatown Partnership speaks out against placard parking (Streetsblog).

Catherine Guerriero, who ran for public advocate, is the new president of La Salle Academy (Daily News).

Bushwick doesn’t want SantaCon either (AMNY).

Good Morning!

Trees near the Manhattan Bridge ramp in their full fall glory.

Trees near the Manhattan Bridge ramp in their full fall glory.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 43, but the temperature will dip down to 27 tonight.

St. Mary's Holiday Open House

St. Mary’s Church Hosts Holiday Gift Shop Open House

Our friends at St. Mary’s Church are hosting a Holiday Open House tomorrow at their gift shop in the rectory at 28 Attorney Street …

blood drive

LoHo Realty Blood Drive Today From 3-9 p.m.


Arrests Made in Gun Trafficking Operation That Used Chinatown Buses (Updated 3:10 p.m.)

Morning Reads: Bag Fee Push, Grand Street CVS Rat-Roach Haven, Chinatown’s “Off-the-Grid” Dance Parties

Margaret Chin and her Council colleagues advocate for a 10 cent plastic bag fee. A committee hearing will be held on the proposal at 1 p.m. (Daily News).

Councilman Rafael Espinal thinks the bag fee is a bad idea (Observer).

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is paying another $141,000 in legal fees associated with the Vito Lopez sex harassment scandal (Daily News).

At the CVS on Grand Street, health “inspectors found dead insects in candy boxes in the basement, another 60 dead flies, half a dozen dead roaches, and 110 mouse and rat droppings. They found either inaccurate thermometers or none at all in seven of the basement and retail level coolers and freezers.” (Channel 11).

A former East 10th Street dorm building is primed for a rental conversion (Real Deal).

The resident of a tenement on 2nd Avenue has a few things he’d like to tell Airbnb guests (EV Grieve).

Inside the dance party scene that unfolds in a Chinese restaurant under the Manhattan Bridge (Gothamist).

Good Morning!

Broome Street looking east near Orchard Street.

Broome Street looking east near Orchard Street.

Sunny today but cold and windy with a high of 32.

Mission Chinese Food, 171 East Broadway.

LES Bites: Mission Chinese Wire, El Sombrero, Petee’s Pies, Jewbano Sandwich at Comfort Diner

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Instagram.

$10 Winter Produce Boxes Offered in Two Bridges Area