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247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Two Bridges Mega-Project Moves Forward, Even If Department of City Planning Won’t Admit It (Updated)

A little over a week ago the city rejected a request from City Council member Margaret Chin for a public land use review (ULURP) in the Two Bridges area. …

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Here’s a section of Logan Hicks’ new Bowery/East Houston Street mural as seen from a passing M21 bus. Photo by Joel Raskin. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 82. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Sol Lain, Henry M. Jackson Playground Projects Now Underway

If all goes according to plan, the Lower East Side will have two revitalized parks by next fall. …

Allen Street and Division Street.

Hit-and-Run Truck Driver Strikes Pedestrian on Allen Street

Police officers are on the scene at the intersection of East Broadway and Division streets today, where a pedestrian was badly hurt by a hit-and-run driver. …

Lower East Side Links

–A local resident known as the “box man” was found dead in an apartment on 1st Avenue and 2nd Street. Customers at a restaurant on the ground floor had been complaining of a “foul odor.” [Daily News]

–There’s a protest on East 11th Street today in response to a hotel developer’s plan to demolish several “landmark eligible 19th century” buildings. [EV Grieve]

–Rivington House continues to dog New York’s beleaguered mayor: “A bureaucratic procedure gone wrong has turned out to be a major headache for Mayor Bill de Blasio that refuses to go away.” [Gotham Gazette]

–The governor’s plan to revive a version of the 421a affordable housing tax credit is not being warmly received. [Daily News]

–Gerardo Gonzalez of El Rey is preparing to open Lalo in the former Winnie’s space in Chinatown. [Grub Street]

–Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, writes in his memoir about growing up on the Lower East Side. “The people and places I first encountered on” the Lower East Side’s “bustling streets did not just form a backdrop to my childhood; they shaped my view of the world and my place in it. Every decision I’ve made, every project I’ve undertaken, can be traced back to those endearing characters on Cannon, Columbia, Grand, Delancey, Essex, and Henry streets.” [Tablet]

Happening Today: Community Board 3’s State Liquor Authority Committee meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 59 East 4th St. Among the liquor permit applications to be considered: A proposal to add a full bar at Pizza a Casa, the Grand Street pizza-making school; a pitch from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at 177 Ludlow St.; and expansions of Speedy Romo and Bar Goto.

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Big Tower Crane Goes Up on Site 2 of Essex Crossing

There’s a new addition to the Lower East Side skyline this morning. …

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Mayer Sinensky took this photo on East Broadway. | Weather: Can you feel that cool air this morning? Sunny skies today and breezy with a high of 83. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Jeffrey Ruhalter. February 26, 2011 at the Essex Street Market.

Longtime Essex Street Market Butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter Dies at 60

We received some sad news in the last day regarding former Essex Street Market butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter. Here’s a statement from his family: …


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Teen Sentenced to Prison For 2013 Murder of Raphael Ward

Three-and-a-half years after her son was shot and killed on the Lower East Side for his winter jacket, Arlene Delgado got justice yesterday. But the conclusion of the legal case offered her little solace. …

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Nancy Linn took this photo a couple of days ago of Seward Park. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 88 and a chance of afternoon showers. Partly cloudy and 85 tomorrow. Afternoon thunderstorms expected Sunday with a high of 83. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Fringe Fest + Food: Jimmy Carbone and Friends Host Backyard Pop-Up

You still have another week to take in some of the theatrical and dance performances at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. …


Healthcare Union Played Major Role in Rivington House Deal

The Wall Street Journal today is taking a closer look at a powerful labor union’s role in persuading the de Blasio administration to lift …

Lower East Side Links

–Documents in the Rivington House investigation underscore the influence of the health care workers’ union, 1199, over the de Blasio administration. [Wall Street Journal]

–The six candidates vying to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany took part in a Chinatown debate. Alice Cancel, who’s serving out the remainder of Silver’s current term, did not stick around for the whole event. [The Villager]

–A court ruling could make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after Sheldon Silver’s pension. [Reuters]

–There might be a deal to revive some version of the 421a program, which was considered critical to financing affordable apartments in New York City. [New York Times]

–Drybar, the California-based blowout chain, has leased 2200 square feet in a luxury condo building at 179 Ludlow St. [Commercial Observer]