(Video) A Ride on the Wild Side… Waiting for a Delancey Street Bike Lane

Last month the Department of Transportation announced it would be installing a protected, two-way bike lane on Delancey Street. The initiative is part of …

Lower East Side Links

–Opinion: State Sen. Daniel Squadron and the head of Transportation Alternatives make a case for “Move NY.” The “innovative idea would reduce tolls on many bridges and tunnels, while reinstating tolls on the East River crossings.” It’s a sensible solution, they say, to deal with the looming shutdown of the L Train. [Daily News]

–A new study looks at why the Lower East Side bounced back from Hurricane Sandy so much more quickly than the Rockaways. [DNA Info]

–A look at Great Bowery, the “fashion super-agency” that’s set to open in the old Germania Bank Building. [Business of Fashion]

–The governor has signed legislation cracking down on Airbnb. The company is promising to file a lawsuit. [Politico New York]

–Opinion: A proposal to double the number of food carts and trucks in New York City would be good for mom-and-pop businesses, who are being squeezed out of conventional storefronts. [New York Times]

–Here’s a great little profile of Economy Candy. Speaking of the legendary store’s Halloween trick-or-treat tradition, owner Mitchell Cohen says, “It’s a changing neighborhood,” but one thing remains the same. People love candy. “We wind up having lines all around the block.” [Thrillist]

–Check out the wacky photos from this year’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. [EV Grieve]

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MTA Repairs Mean No Late Night F Train Service This Week

The MTA’s “Fastrack” repairs will interrupt service on the F train this week during the late night hours. …

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columbus park

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 | Today’s photo is from Instagram user btwn2bridges, who offers this glimpse of the, “daily battle (or rather, coexistence) of the bands in Columbus Park.” | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 61. | 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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Luther Gulick Park, October 2014.

Gulick Park, Corlears Hook Park Host Fall Community Events

There will be fall celebrations at two neighborhood parks this weekend. …

Lower East Side Links

–There was a protest on East 11th Street, where hotel developers plan to wipe away several tenement buildings. Labor unions have joined the fight, saying that a contractor doing asbestos abatement has a poor worker safety record. [DNA Info]

–Are small, rent stabilized landlords really suffering? The debate rages on. [Gothamist]

–Gawker media founder Nick Denton, who filed for bankruptcy a few months ago, his listed his Crosby Street condo for $4.2 million. [Real Deal]

–A hearing was held on City Council member Rosie Mendez’s bill to ban exotic animals in circus acts. [Channel 2]

–Orchard Street gallery Room East will now feature historical shows but won’t represent a roster of artists. [Art News]

–Remembering eccentric neighborhood antique dealer Adrian Gilboe. [EV Grieve]

–Tomorrow is the legendary Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. [Facebook]


Cops Search For Suspects After Orchard Street Attack

Police are looking for two suspects who attacked a 22-year-old man outside the grocery store on the southeast corner of Orchard and Rivington streets …


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(Video) A Quick Bite at Bing Kitchen on Orchard Street

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bowery street scene

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 | Lee Brozgol captured this street scene near the Bowery several days ago. | Weather: Rain showers expected today and tonight with a high of 73. Morning showers tomorrow with high winds and a high of 58. Sunny and 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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Community Board 3 Panel Opposes Mahfar’s Affordable Housing Plan at 255 East Houston St.

It was another rough night for developer Samy Mahfar at Community Board 3. …

Renderings by: Studio Castellano for Seward Park Conservancy.

Public Input Session For Seward Park Renovations Takes Place Nov. 14

You’ll want to save the date — Nov. 14 — for a Seward Park public visioning session. …

Lower East Side Links

–The New Art Dealers Association (NADA) has decided to move its spring art show from Basketball City on the Lower East Side to Skylight Clarkson North in Soho. [The Art Newspaper]

–Opinion: City Council member Margaret Chin advocates for legislation to reform street vendor rules. [Crain’s]

–Local elected officials are urging the governor to sign legislation to crack down on Airbnb. [Daily News]

–ICYMI: Federal prosecutors are looking at a handful of cases in which campaign donations to Mayor de Blasio might have been exchanged for “beneficial city action.” But it seems they have decided against pursuing charges related to the Rivington House fiasco. “The focus on the roughly half-dozen cases comes as investigators appear to have concluded that several other fund-raising or related matters… now seem less likely to yield criminal charges…” [New York Times]

–Henry Street Settlement usually hosts its annual fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel. But this year the 124-year-old organization kept it local, throwing a party and hosting s film screening at the Metrograph Theater. [W Magazine]

–Pastrami has overtaken corn beef at Katz’s Deli because it “looks more fun” on Instagram. [Thrillist]

–“On its Facebook page,” Katra Lounge “was marketing an event on Friday night where women were entitled to free vodka between 11pm and midnight.” But last night the bar hosted a “Young Republicans” debate watching party. [The Guardian]