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Three Guys Are Hosting Breakfast With “Serial” at Parkside Lounge





Mayor de Blasio with Cardinal Timothy Dolan breaking ground on a affordable senior housing project in the Bronx Dec. 11. Photo: NYC Mayor's office.

City Eyes Two Lower East Side Parcels For Affordable Housing, But Where Are They?





City Bird Gallery, 191 Henry St.

Arts Watch: City Bird Gallery Debuts on Henry Street; New Show Opens Friday

Morning Reads: Sunshine Cinemas Terror Threat, Tompkins Square Park Death, Fung Wah Back in Business

The premiere of “The Interview” at the Sunshine Cinemas, scheduled for tomorrow night, was cancelled after terror threats were received from the Sony hackers. Homeland Security has said, “there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States.” (Post).

A man from Harlem died after a tire swing at Tompkins Square Park hit him in the face (NYT).

Fung Wah has been cleared to resume operations. The company plans to restart New York-Boston bus service next year (Reason).

Members of the City Council give NYCHA an earful about its management problems (NYT).

Sheldon Silver challenges the governor’s assertion that lawmakers oppose campaign finance reform (NYT).

The Assembly is on track to spend over $1 million on legal fees to keep details about lawmakers’ outside income secret (Capital).

Bil Hammond: Silver has created a “judicial hellhole” in New York (Daily News).

As we noted a few weeks ago, the gas is now on at Moscow 57 after a seven month delay and the kitchen is serving its full menu. Now the partners are suing Con Ed for $1.6 million (Crain’s).

Good Morning!

Photo by Eli Friedmann.

Photo by Eli Friedmann.

Mostly cloudy today with a high of 53.

William Mojica, Commissioner Trottenberg, Sen. Squadron, Council member Chin, Grand Street Settlement's Margarita Rosa at Friday's ribbon cutting.

Residents, Politicos Celebrate New Pedestrian Safety Measures on Delancey, South Streets

Students march from Union Square on Dec. 13. Photos by Zach Williams.

Bard Students Help Lead New York City Protests Against Police Brutality

Frank’s Bike Shop is All Dressed Up For the Holidays

Photo by Linda Tharp.

Photo by Linda Tharp.

Thanks to Linda Tharp for this photo — Grand Street reflected in the holiday-adorned window of Frank’s Bike Shop.

Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Assault Video, NYCHA Spending, 204 Forsyth Renderings

Police are looking for several suspects in the assault of two lieutenants on the Brooklyn Bridge during Saturday’s protests. Video has emerged of the incident (YouTube).

NYCHA paid over $100 million in overtime pay in 2014. One plumber earned more than the mayor (Daily News).

A first look at renderings of 204 Forsyth St., the condos rising on the former site of the Nativity Mission School (Curbed).

“Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant takes over a six-unit condo project on East 7th Street (Real Deal).

ICYMI: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, “Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses’ love child.” (Next City)

Good Morning!

A winter day along East River "beach." Photo by Robin Schatell.

A winter day along East River “beach.” Photo by Robin Schatell.

Cloudy skies today with afternoon and evening rain showers and a high near 50.

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7th Precinct Holds Hanukkah, Christmas Toy Giveaways

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Followup: Brawl at Rutgers Houses Holiday Party

Sol Lain Playground. Photo: NYC Parks.

Community Invited to Help Plan Sol Lain Playground Revamp Tonight

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Cops Search For Suspect After Avenue D Shooting

Morning Reads: Restaurant Health Inspections, Brooklyn Bridge Protest, Squatting on the LES

More New York City restaurants are receiving more “A” grades from the city’s Health Department, but the highest concentration of “C’s” is on the Lower East Side (AMNY).

Photos: Millions March closes the Brooklyn Bridge (Gothamist).

Opinion: Speaker Silver should disclose  his private practice client list (Post).

The Salvation Army’s former East Village Residence is history (EV Grieve).

A new photo book documents squatting on the Lower East Side (Guardian).