Morning Reads: Landlord/Tenant Wars, “Don’t Assault Your Cab Driver” Signs, Dufresne Thankful For LES Years

Chinatown and the  Lower East Side figure prominently in this in-depth piece on the escalating war between tenants and landlords (Village Voice).

Surprise, surprise. Sheldon Silver was an issue when the candidates for state attorney general met in their only debate (Gotham Gazette).

Cab drivers, including one who was attacked on the Lower East Side, fought to have signs placed in all taxis warning customers not to assault them (Channel 2).

WD-50’s Wylie Dufresne says he’s grateful to the Lower East Side and he hasn’t completely ruled out a new location in the neighborhood (YouTube/Bloomberg).

Young emerging art talent will be showcased at Wallplay tonight (Daily News).

Pier 42; interim park rendering by Mathews Nielsen.

Community Members Blast Plans For Pier 42 Park

Good Morning!

Rain in the East Village, taken through a taxi cab window. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Rain in the East Village, taken through a taxi cab window. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Rain showers continue this morning before skies clear in the afternoon. We’ll see a high of 57.

halloween flyers

Lady Furies Plan Halloween Parade November 1

East 6th Street at 2nd Avenue; Sunday afternoon.

Miriam Friedlander Way Dedicated on East 6th Street

Photo from Friends of Corlears Hook Facebook page.

New LES Group Forms: Friends of Corlears Hook Park

Morning Reads: Stuy Town Arrest, Rayuela Closed For Now, CMJ 2014 Debuts

A 26-year old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted rape in Stuy Town (Channel 2).

Rayuela, the Latin restaurant on Allen Street, is closed for renovations (Eater).

How to score an affordable Mitchell Lama apartment (Brick Underground).

CMJ Music Marathon opens today.  There’s a free day party at Cake Shop. Recommended tonight: Tom Vak at Mercury Lounge and an WFUV showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (Brooklyn Vegan).

Have a look at Amy Feldman’s paintings at Blackston Gallery (Hyperallergic).

Good Morning!

Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Photo by Lee Brozgol.

A mix of sun and clouds early followed by afternoon and evening rain and a high of 66.

cmj 2014

DATA and The Brink Host Free CMJ Showcase at Louie & Chan

This Wednesday, LES-based Destination Artist Touring Agency (DATA) will host their first CMJ showcase at Louie & Chan. The event boasts free admission and appearances …

les nightlife tour

Elected Offiicials, SLA Commissioner Tour LES Nightlife District

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Comfort Diner Signage Goes Up; Soft Opening This Week

Luther Gulick Park, October 2014.

This Week: Updated Gulick Park Design, Seward Park Conservancy Meets, Project Tracker Debuts


Photos: Lower East Side Pickle Day 2014

Morning Reads: “The General” Closes, Sharing the Wealth (or Not), Raves For “Lippy” at Abrons

The EMM Group closes “The General” on the Bowery (Eater).

The wealthy Central Park Conservancy has launched a program to help poor parks but has reportedly rejected the mayor’s efforts to ‘secure cash contributions for needy parks.” (NYT)

If a reporter from the New York Times real estate section approaches you about a story, run the other way; “No one is forcing you to become representative of everything that everyone hates about New Yorkers.” (Gothamist)

Ben Brantley loves “Lippy” at the Abrons Arts Center (NYT).

Good Morning!

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Cloudy skies expected today and a high of 60.