Information Session to be Held on the Child Victims Act

On Thursday, Rev. Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church is hosting an information session on New York’s new Child Victims Act. Child welfare advocates, …

Photo from a friend of TLD.

Lantern Lifted to the Top of Jarmulowsky Bank Building

If you were walking past Canal Street and Orchard Street Sunday morning, you likely came across a dramatic scene. …


Petisco Vegano Opens This Week at 189 East Broadway

If you’ve been missing Cafe Petisco, the popular neighborhood spot on East Broadway, you’re in luck. A revamped version of the Mediterranean restaurant is …


Remembering Lucien Bahaj

There aren’t many places left to experience the heart and soul of the avant-garde Lower East Side as it existed in the 1980s and …

Developers' vision of the Two Bridges waterfront with four new mega-towers.

Breaking: State Judge Stops Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area, Orders Full Public Review

A stunning victory tonight for residents of the Two Bridges neighborhood fighting three mega-projects along the waterfront. A state supreme court judge has stopped the towers from moving forward, at least temporarily, …


Rooftop Farm Opens at Essex Crossing, While Eleven Madison Park Team Drops Lower East Side Project

The developers behind Essex Crossing and a nonprofit group called Project EATS yesterday debuted a 9,000 square rooftop farm. It’s located on the 6th floor of “The Essex,” a mixed-use building at 125 Delancey St. (the same building where the new Essex Market is located). …

Lower East Side Links

–FDR Drive is back open this morning after a crane smashed into a building at NYCHA’s Riis Houses yesterday. Fortunately no one was injured. [Channel 7]

–There’s a 10 a.m. public hearing today at the City Planning Commission on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. More details here. Here’s a link for the live feed if you can’t make it in person.

–Chinatown banker and property owner Thomas Sung puts his weight, and money, behind a potential lawsuit against the mayor’s proposal for a massive new jail in Chinatown. [Tribeca Trib]

–Two intersections on the Lower East Side are among the most dangerous in the city: East Houston Street @ Allen Street and Chrystie Street @ Delancey Street. [Curbed]

–Some community gardens are declining to sign new license agreements, saying the city is asking them to give up too much control. [AM New York]

–“Jay Myself,” a documentary about the end of photographer Jay Maisel’s long tenure at 190 Bowery, his “SoHo paradise,” opens today at the Film Forum. [New York Times]

–Speaking of 190 Bowery, the landmarked Germania Bank Building, Shephard Fairey has “returned to one of his old haunts” to create a tribute to Rosario Dawson and female empowerment. [Artnet News]

–There is, of course, no such thing as a brand new dive bar, but Justin Theroux’s new spot on Chrystie Street, Ray’s, has “got heart and chill and good intentions.” [Grub Street]

–Katz’s Deli has a pop-up at the Met. [Food & Wine]

A Clear Path


Good morning! It definitely feels like summer in the city. You might just have the Allen Street pedestrian mall all to yourself.

572 Grand St 2BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spacious two bedroom balcony with huge picture window in living room and double exposures! Partial river and midtown skyline views …

Photo credit Erik McGregor

Workmen’s Circle Secular Jewish Sunday School Moves to Lower East Side (Sponsored)

Join Workmen’s Circle’s Secular Jewish Sunday School in a new location on the Lower East Side!

Is your family interested in exploring Jewish cultural …

Lower East Side Links

–Lower East Side community groups forge ahead with plans to rezone the Two Bridges area, while a judge is set to rule August 2 on a lawsuit to block three mega-projects along the waterfront. [City Limits]

–A homeless man was electrocuted while walking through the F train tunnel near Delancey Street. [Daily News]

–The City Council approved several bills that will require the city to track retail store vacancies and mom-and-pop shops.[Gothamist]

–Residents at the Baruch Houses are concerned about a leaky, smelly lobby as NYCHA fails to address plumbing issues. [Channel 11]

–LeRoy McCarthy is not giving up on his quest to name a corner of the Lower East Side “Beastie Boys’ Square.” [New York Post]

–24-year-old Alexander Yip says that opening his restaurant on St. Marks Place, “was a way to preserve the memory of getting a clay pot on East Broadway.”  [New York Times]

–The new Thai restaurant, Wayla, on Forsyth Street features a beautiful backyard garden and some pretty amazing noodle-wrapped meatballs. [The New Yorker]

A Summer Spritz in Seward Park


Good morning! Sure, Seward Park is under construction, but it’s still a good place to cool off on a summer morning.

48 8th Ave town house

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Rarely available West Village townhouse triplex located between Jane and Horatio Street. Prime location, fabulous …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

M14A Bus Wins “Pokey Award” For Slowest Route in New York City

Congratulations, Lower East Side commuters! The 14a bus route has won this year’s “Pokey Award” from the NYPIRG Straphanger’s Campaign and Transit Center. …

Beauty & the Beast


Good morning! Dallas J.Short took this photo from the corner of Monroe and Pike streets. A pretty summer sunset with the massive tower all of the Lower East Side loves to hate.