Rivington House, 2/5/2019.

Coming up at Community Board 3: Rivington House, NYC Half, East River Resiliency

Here was the scene at the former Rivington House nursing home yesterday: water pouring out of the building. As you might recall, Mount Sinai Health System signed a letter of intent to take over the scandal-plagued property. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Archdiocese of New York decides to close St. Brigid School. [EV Grieve]

–There’s a new map tracking residential evictions in the city. Neighborhoods in the Bronx had the most evictions in the past year. [The Real Deal]

–On the Lower East Side (zip 10002) there were 89 evictions in 2018. [Council.nyc]

–More proof that the Lower East Side is a really terrible place for any retail business dependent on foot traffic. In explaining her move from Orchard Street to Noho, jewelry designer Anna Sheffield says, “Location-wise, this new space is so different. We didn’t have much foot traffic at the old space, at least not the type looking for fine jewelry.” [WWD]

–Shigetoshi Nakamura is shaking things up on Delancey Street with Niche, his new “brothless” ramen concept. [Eater]

–The Netflix show, Russian Doll, set in the East Village, is highly bingeable. [Gothamist]

Sunrise on the Lower East Side


Good morning! Here’s a beautiful shot of this morning’s sunrise from Puma Perl.

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Le Turtle Shutters on Chrystie Street After More Than Four Years

If you’ve been meaning to make it to Le Turtle, the self-proclaimed “French new wave” spot on Chrystie Street, you’re too late. The fashionable restaurant served its last meal Jan. 26. …

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Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s going to be a big week in Chinatown. Lunar New Year celebrations get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, with the 20th Annual Firecracker Ceremony & …

A Crowded Street in Chinatown

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Good morning! Here’s a look at the pre-Lunar New Year rush in Chinatown from David Sierra.

Abrons Year of Abundance

Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Local Chinatown Orgs to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Our friends at Abrons Arts Center are teaming up with local organizations, Wing on Wo & Co. (home to community initiative, W.O.W. Project) and …

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Open Call for Muralists: Public Art for the New Essex Market

The Lower East Side Partnership in collaboration with the Essex Market are accepting submissions for a very unique and highly visible artwork to be installed at the new market space set to open early this spring. The canvas for this public art installation is located above the entryway to the new Essex Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. …


Tips for Traveling in NYC with a Group (Sponsored)

Traveling as a group can be tricky, especially in one of the busiest and most compact cities in the United States. As you move …

East River Inspiration

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@pastelchartreuse took this recent photo during a morning run along the East River Esplanade.

Lower East Side Links

–City Council member Carlina Rivera talks about opposition on the Lower East Side to the city’s new coastal resiliency plan. [WNYC]

–A deed restriction on a parcel in the Two Bridges area stands in the way of at least one of those proposed mega-towers, a lawsuit argues. [Curbed]

–Community Board 2 votes to oppose the city’s plan to build affordable senior housing on the Elizabeth Street garden site. [Daily News]

–Community groups call out a prolific developer, Delshah Capital, saying lead levels at 138 Ludlow St. are creating a health hazard for residents. [The Real Deal]

–Police are trying to find three suspects who attacked a good Samaritan in the East Village last month. [Channel 7]

Looking Downtown After the Rain

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Good morning. Sometimes those dreary winter rain days end like this. @maudelizabethnyc took this photo before the weekend from Stuy Town.

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Police Say 8-Month-Old Child Killed By Father on the Lower East Side

A man from the Bronx has been arrested in connection with the death of his 8-month old son on the Lower East Side this …