"Golf Wang" at Good Company

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“Golf Wang” at Good Company

The Good Company (97 Allen Street), a tee shirt and tattoo nook hiding under scaffolding near the intersection of …

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Lovely two bedroom with open layout and huge living/dining area. The dividing wall between the kitchen and living room has …

An Asian Express bus stops July 28, 2014 in front of 160 East Broadway.

Elected Officials Say NYPD is Now Enforcing Intercity Bus Law

Morning Reads: Croman Lawsuit, Gentrifier Complaints, Ramones Tribute

The Urban Justice Center, on behalf of tenants at 309 East 8th St., sues landlord Steve Croman. Attorney Sadia Rahman says: “I would say that this case is symptomatic of what is going on in the Lower East Side today… (Owners) are investing considerable sums of money into vacant apartments so that they can be deregulated and rented at market value.” (Real Deal)

“I would say that this case is symptomatic of what is going on in the Lower East Side today,” said attorney Sadia Rahman, who represents the five tenants. “Violations like the broken front door and broken cornices have been in place for years, but owners instead are investing considerable sums of money into vacant apartments so that they can be deregulated and rented at market value.” – See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/08/14/tenants-sue-to-stop-croman-from-renovating-les-tenement/#sthash.gB3KHYAF.dpuf(Real Deal).

Thoughts on the MTA’s commitment to “full line reviews” as a way of improving the transit system (Second Avenue Sagas).

Intercity bus news not on the LES: Hoylman wants investigation of company in Times Square crash (Daily News).

Discussion: To what extent should gentrifiers adapt to the cultural norms in their new neighborhoods? (Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC).

Forty years ago Saturday the Ramones stepped on stage at CBGB; Bowery Electric tribute to Tommy Ramone is happening this weekend (Brooklyn Vegan).

Chico creates a mural on East 13th Street in memory of Robin Williams (EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

Hester Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Hester Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 77.  Sunny and 82 tomorrow. Sunday, morning storms and a high of 85. Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer!

Sadonte Foundation Holds Memorial Baseball Tournament Saturday


It has been about a year-and-a-half since Raphael Sadonte Ward, a 16-year old resident of the Baruch Houses, was shot and killed by another teen on Columbia Street. Coming up this weekend, the foundation set up by family murders after his murder, is sponsoring a memorial baseball tournament. “Home Runs, Not Guns” is an event that will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Chelsea Park. For more information about the Sadonte Foundation, click here.

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Residents of 400 Grand St. Receive 90-Day Eviction Notices

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Morning Reads: Clinton Street Gentrification, 9/11′s Impact on Pregnant Women, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Trailer

Longtime business owners on Clinton Street weigh in on the effects of gentrification, including high rent and the increasing numbers of affluent, white residents who have little interest in what they’re selling (Indypendent).

As the latest Ben Shaoul project proceeds at a snail’s pace, remnants of the old theater at 98-100 Avenue A are visible (EV Grieve).

A new study looks at the impact on expectant mothers of the dust cloud caused by the September 11th terrorist attacks (Time).

Activists are pushing the MTA to pay more attention to commuter concerns (Gotham Gazette).

The governor and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are touring a kibbutz near the Gaza border today (Andrew Cuomo’s twitter).

The trailer is released for “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” based on a true story about the 1980′s Asian American gang world in Chinatown (indiewire).

Good Morning!

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 79.


Allen/Pike Mall Seating Destroyed and, Oh Yeah, Most of the Project is Unfinished

Chin at Columbus Park this weekend with Borough President candidate Julie Menin.

Real Estate Board Opposes Chin Bill That Would Mandate Tenant Relocation Funds

Morning Reads: German Artists Fess Up to Bridge Stunt, Bike Crackdown, Sutra’s Farewell

Two German artists say they are responsible for the Brooklyn Bridge flag stunt (NYT).

The governor and his delegation, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, arrive in Israel. Silver says: “The Israeli government protects its people with its missiles. The Palestinians, from what we know in Gaza, protect its missiles with its people. That’s the fundamental difference.” (Daily News)

The NYPD is going to be handing out a lot of tickets to bicyclists in the next couple of days (Gothamist).

Amale Andraos, a Lower East Side based architect, is the new dean of Columbia University’s architecture school (NYT).

Questlove is on deck for Sutra Lounge’s farewell party September 10 (Daily News).


Good Morning!

Delancey and Orchard streets.

Delancey and Orchard streets.

On Delancey Street, at Orchard Street, yesterday afternoon, crews were replacing a section of sidewalk. Business owners have been told the project will extend all the way up Orchard to Rivington Street.  The rain will keep up through the morning hours, tapering off in the afternoon and we’ll see a high of 85. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 p.m.

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Block Party Sept. 7 Kicks Off Fall Art, Fashion Season on Lower East Side