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“Impeach President Bannon” Poster Pops up on Essex Street

Yenta Laureate spotted this “Impeach President Bannon” poster on the facade of 147 Essex St.

Timed for President’s Day (observed Monday), the protest signs …

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essex street

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Sara Krivisky took this photo of Essex Street the other day. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 46. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lower East Side Links

–Another dispatch from the City Hall rally to stop a developer’s plans for the former CHARAS community center. [Indypendent]

–The city unveiled plans for its new Union Square tech hub on East 14th Street. [Gizmodo]

–Police say a teenager was arrested after trying to rape a woman at Stuy Town. [Channel 7]

–Booze busts: Harlem is in the lead when it comes to NYPD open container violations. The Lower East Side, surprisingly, is a ways down the list. [New York Post]

–Local elected officials rallied on the Lower East Side Saturday to save the Affordable Care Act. [Channel 2]

–On President’s Day weekend, a mock funeral for the American presidency. [EV Grieve]

–A profile of Lower East Side resident Dave Bolotsky and his company, Uncommon Goods. [Huffington Post]

–The “Fort Pitt” fire house has a dog with her own Instagram account. [DNA Info]

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allen street

Monday, Feb. 20 – President’s Day | David Sierra took today’s photo on Allen Street at Delancey Street. | Weather: Is this really February? Sunny skies today with a high of 52. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Luis Arce Mota. Photo by Alex M. Smith, 2015.

La Contenta Owner Luis Arce Mota Talks About a “Day Without Immigrants”

Several Lower East Side restaurants participated in yesterday’s, “A Day Without Immigrants,” a protest of Donald Trump’s policies and vitriol. One local business that attracted a lot of national attention for its decision to close for the day was Norfolk Street’s La Contenta. …

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.

Rally to Save Affordable Care Act on the Lower East Side Saturday Morning

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.

Our local congresswoman, Nydia Velazquez, has been keeping a high …

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Lower East Side Links

–The board at 250 Bowery, the high-end condo building, has filed a lawsuit against the developer and real estate brokerage firm, claiming shoddy construction. [The Real Deal]

–The former home of Lucky Cheng’s and another parcel are on the market for $26 million. [EV Grieve]

–After condos were added on the upper floors, Adas Yisroel Anshe Mezritch Synagogue (on East 6th Street) is set to reopen next month. [Curbed]

–A 20-year-old woman says she was forced into a car at East Broadway and Pike streets by three men and violently attacking before they dumped her at an unknown uptown location. [DNA Info]

–Ben Brantley describes Good Samaritans at the Abrons Arts Center as as, “a concentrated, sugar-free version of the fluffy ‘La La Land.'” [New York Times]

–“Immigration and border politics” were main themes at this year’s avant-garde Acker Awards. [Villager]

–Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson likes to hang out on the Lower East Side. His favorite spots include: Wildair, Mission Chinese, Forgtmenot and Sammy’s Roumanian. [Bravo TV]

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F Train Out of Service For One More Weekend, Including Monday (President’s Day)

Here’s a reminder about this weekend’s F Train shutdown. Once again, there will be no service at the East Broadway, Delancey Street and 2nd …

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skyline looking downtown

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | Tal Lev took this photo yesterday morning from the Seward Park Co-op. That’s Extell’s massive “One Manhattan Square” project in the distance. | Weather: Sunny today but still windy and a high of 44. Mostly sunny and 58 tomorrow. Partly cloudy with a high of 65 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Assembly member Niou Helps Yeshiva Deal With MTA Bus Issue

145 East Broadway.

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Lower East Side Links

–“A Day Without Immigrants;” lots of restaurants are closed today to protest the Trump administration’s border policies. Among them: Norfolk Street Mexican restaurant La Contenta. [AMNY]

–All of Blue Ribbon’s restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Izakaya on Orchard Street, will be closed. [Eater]

–New statistics show hate crimes are on the rise in New York City. [Politico New York]

–A report from the rally against a developer’s plans for the former P.S. 64. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Resilient Design: The boiler in an East 8th Street affordable building moves from the basement to the penthouse. [New York Times]

–A meeting on the looming L Train shutdown has been rescheduled for March 9. [EV Grieve]

–The school that ate New York: NYU is getting ready to build a huge construction project on Mercer Street. [DNA Info]

–Robert Sietsema reviews Lalo in Chinatown. [Eater]

–Debauchery on the Bowery: a guide to the saloons that lined the notorious block in 1903. [Bowery Boys]