Open Air Shopping in Chinatown

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Good Morning! Here’s a photo from @gguten.

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Cityscape from the Lower East Side

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Here’s a photo Joel Raskin took in September.

photo by The Lo-Down

Trader Joe’s Lower East Side Store Announces October 19th Opening

Trader Joe’s has released a statement announcing an October 19th opening at their new Lower East Side store at 400 Grand Street. The company will celebrate with a grand opening event including “live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more,” …

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Lower East Side Links

–An appeals court ruling means Sheldon Silver will likely stay out of jail until next year. A decision on his appeal will probably not come until December at the earliest. “For anyone familiar with Mr. Silver’s long history in office, the outcome of the panel’s decision is not surprising, given his penchant for brushing off threats and challenges.” [New York Times]

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission approves a plan from developers to demolish more of the fire ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site. 30 and 10 story residential towers are coming to the Norfolk Street parcel, once home to one of the Lower East Side’s most important synagogues. [Curbed]

–L Train Shutdown: The MTA will use bigger boats than originally planned to move passengers between Williamsburg and East 20th Street. [AMNY]

–A Bowery cafe loses a trademark infringement suit filed by the Museum of Modern Art. [New York Times]

FDNY on Essex Street

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David Sierra took this photo this past weekend at Essex and Grand streets.

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Fire at 188 E. 1st Ave., between 11th and 12th Streets. Photo by James and Karla Murray

A 6-Alarm Fire Broke Out at 188 First Ave. Early This Morning

ABC7 News is reporting eleven firefighters and three residents were injured in the blaze that broke out around 2am this morning at 188 First Ave., between 11th and 12th streets in the East Village. The fire broke out on the first floor of the five-story tenement …


L.E.S. Film Fest Winner, Wobble Palace, Opens at Metrograph on Friday

Wobble Palace, the quirky, hilariously cringe-inducing indie film that won best feature at this year’s Lower East Side Film Festival is opening theatrically at …

Knickerbocker Village.

Knickerbocker Village Apartments Waiting List Being Opened For Limited Number of Applications to Lottery (Sponsored)

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Lower East Side Links

–After working with the community for four years to design an East River flood barrier, the city suddenly shifts gears and overhauls the long-delayed East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. [Crain’s]

–ICYMI: Sheldon Silver was supposed to report to prison on Friday, but an appeals court gave him another reprieve. [The Chief]

–A longtime resident of the La Guardia Houses has been waiting for months for NYCHA to fix her kitchen. [NY1]

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the documentary about a Chinatown bank caught up in a mortgage fraud prosecution, won an Emmy Award. [Frontline]

–The popular clothing company Supreme is apparently signing a short-term lease at 190 Bowery. [Crain’s]

Road Rebels

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Good morning! David Sierra took this photo in the East Village one day last month.


Landmarks Hearing Tuesday For New Towers at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Developers planning a big new residential project alongside the ruins of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue will go before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission tomorrow. …

Photo by Tommy Loeb.

NYPD Rescues Man From Williamsburg Bridge

Police yesterday rescued a man who was threatening to jump from the Williamsburg Bridge. …