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85 Bowery Tenants, Landlord Joseph Betesh Announce Settlement (Updated)

An agreement if finally in place for the return of tenants to 85 Bowery six months after they were displaced. …





The Market Line. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Several Market Line Vendors Pitch Plans For Liquor Sales Tonight

At tonight’s meeting of Community Board 3’s State Liquor Authority Committee, we should find out some new details about the Market Line, a centerpiece of the big Essex Crossing project. …





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Monday, July 9, 2018 | Joel Raskin took a photo of these Chico and SacSix murals on East 12th Street. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 87. |   If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Hester Street Fair Hosts Total Independence BBQ Saturday

If you’re looking to extend your July 4th holiday through the weekend, the Hester Street Fair is happy to oblige. The crew will be …

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Friday, July 6, 2018 | Joel Raskin took this photo from the New Museum. | Weather: Scattered storms this morning, then cloudy skies and a high of 83. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lower East Side Links

–“Asian-American community leaders say that in New York, far from being the “model minority” — a term many view as disparaging and inaccurate — they are the overlooked minority, taken for granted in the city’s calculus of political power.” In this story, local elected officials Margaret Chin and Yuh-Line Niou are both quoted. [The New York Times]

–Residents say NYCHA ignored repeated complaints about a tenant at the Campos Plaza complex who kept 33 dogs in his apartment. [New York Post]

–Street photographer James Prochnik gravitates to the ubiquitous red bags of Chinatown, which he sees  “as symbols of continuity and identity in a city where ethnic enclaves are everywhere threatened by gentrification.” [The New York Times]

–The great local kosher-style restaurant, B&H Dairy, celebrates 80 years. [Times of Israel]

–ICYMI: Longtime Lower East Side gallery Thierry Goldberg is moving to a new space at 109 Norfolk St. [Art News]

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | @pastelchartreuse had a rooftop view of last night’s big fireworks show. Don’t worry, the Con Ed plant is just fine. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 87. Late night showers likely. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Bike Count Display Installed Alongside Manhattan Bridge Pathway

Photo: DOT.

In recent years, there’s been a huge increase in the number of bicyclists using East River bridges. Here’s a visual representation of …

Fireworks over the Hudson River, 2011 by Jill Fehrenbacher http://inhabitat.com/nyc/

This Year’s Big July 4th Fireworks Show Will Once Again Be Staged From the East River

Will you be joining the masses in East River Park tomorrow night for Macy’s 42nd annual July 4th fireworks extravaganza? If so, here’s what you need to know. …

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | A recent afternoon on Ludlow Street. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 90, and a possibility of afternoon showers. The heat advisory remains in effect through tonight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Clinton Street gridlock. Photo by Mike Rucker.

Grand/Clinton Street Gridlock Solutions Still at Least Two Months Away

You’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to find out how the city plans to relieve traffic congestion on the residential blocks leading to the Williamsburg Bridge. …

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Summertime Fun in NYC with a Charter Bus (Sponsored)

Sitting by the pool with drink in hand, barbecue on the grill, festivals, splashing around at water parks, exploring museums, beach trips, and more– …

Rendering of Pier 42 park.

Here’s What’s Happening at Community Board 3 in July

Here’s a look at some of the topics Community Board 3 will be discussing in July. CB3 just posted the agendas for this month’s committee meetings. …

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Monday, July 2, 2018 | Sweltering in the City: David Sierra took this photo on Forsyth Street. | Weather: We have an excessive heat watch in effect until this evening, with a high today of 94. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

171 HenryStCondo

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property

Spacious and airy one bedroom/one and a half bath home with 9’6″ ceilings, walls of windows and southern exposures! Very generously proportioned layout allows for distinct living and dining areas. Bedroom also nicely sized with en suite bath. …