Photo courtesy of Alice Cancel.

Alice Cancel Sworn In as Lower Manhattan Assembly Member

As of this afternoon, the Lower East Side and other downtown neighborhoods once again have representation in the New York State Assembly. Alice Cancel was sworn in today by Democratic Majority Leader Joseph Morelle. …


Sheldon Silver Faces Sentencing Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon, Sheldon Silver will find out how long he’ll serve in prison after a jury convicted him this past November on federal corruption charges. …

Essex Crossing Site 6. Photos by Kami Scott.

Photos: Essex Crossing Sites 5 and 6

Essex Crossing is starting to show some visible progress. Construction crews are working on four sites that make up the mixed residential and commercial project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. Here’s a fresh batch of photos from local resident Kami Scott. …

217 Eldridge St. Photo via LoopNet.

Celebrated Sushi Chef David Bouhadana Hopes to Open Restaurant at 217 Eldridge St.

Acclaimed sushi chef David Bouhadana is aiming to open a new spot at 217 Eldridge St., the former home of shuttered Italian spot Apizz. …

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Monday, May 2, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on Madison Street | Weather: Cloudy skies with possible showers in he morning and again tonight | Look for 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.

Lower East Side Links

–Video shows the beating of a restaurant manager on East Broadway who had come to the aid of a waitress. Police arrested the man seen attacking the 50-year-old manager. [Channel 7]

–A driver was rear-ended by a taxi near Grand and Willett streets. A passenger inside the cab then got out and attacked the person who had been struck by the taxi. [DNA Info]

–Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has decided to back a proposal for a plastic bag fee. Local Council member Maragret Chin is a prime sponsor. [Daily News]

Happening This Weekend:

–On Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Manhattan DA is hosting a “clean slate forgiveness event” at Grand Street Settlement. It’s an opportunity for people to clear up outstanding warrants for minor offenses.

–On Saturday at noon, City Council member Margaret Chin will take part in a community outreach event at the Lowline Lab. At the event, people will learn details about the Lowline’s new community engagement committee.

–On Sunday, there we be a “Community Chalking” event to kick off Lower East Side History Month.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 | Stanley Zucker took this photo of the Essex Crossing construction site | Weather: Overcast skies today with a slight chance of rain and a high of 56. Partly cloudy and 61 tomorrow. Rainy on Sunday with a high of 54 | 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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Journalist Ray Suarez to Kick Off Jane Jacobs Lecture Series at the Museum at Eldridge

Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street are partnering with the Center For the Living City to present a yearlong commemorative lecture series …


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No Fun Bar, 161 Ludlow St. Image via Instagram.

LES Dwellers Face $2 Million Defamation Suit from Ludlow Street Bar

No Fun Bar, 161 Ludlow St. Image via Instagram.

The New York Post reports that the owners of Ludlow Street bar, No Fun, have …

Lower East Side Links

–A high-ranking official in the de Blasio administration was told in May of 2014 that the operator of Rivington House wanted to remove all deed restrictions on its Lower East Side property. [Politico New York]

–The city is shutting down the office that coordinates Lower Manhattan construction. Local elected officials say that’s a bad idea. [Channel 2]

–A bouncer says he lost his libido because it was too hot inside a Lower East Side bar. [Daily News]

–During May and June, an artist is staging an East River exhibition that involves outfitting pigeons with LED lights so that spectators can see them flying thrrough the air at night. [New York Post]

–Edra Soto grafts Puerto Rican architecture onto the Lower east Side at the Cuchifritos Gallery. [Hyperallergic]


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Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Here’s a recent shot of the foot path on Pike Street | Weather: Partly cloudy skies this morning, rain showers this afternoon and tonight, with a high of 58 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

247 Cherry St. as seen from the East River, alongside Extell's Two Bridges project. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

(Exclusive) JDS Development/SHoP Reveal Plans For 77-Story Two Bridges Tower

Extell’s 80-story luxury condo project in the Two Bridges area is getting some high profile company. The JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects today are announcing plans for a 77-story mixed-use tower at 247 Cherry St. The site is next door to Extell’s One Manhattan Square. …