Morning Reads: Bowery Real Estate Mania, Brooklyn Bridge Flags Returned, Charlie Parker Jazz Fest

Bowery real estate has “gone from hot to white hot.” One commercial broker says: “There’s a lot of money chasing very few deals.” (Daily News)

Two artists in Germany return the flags they stole from the Brooklyn Bridge; still no decision whether they’ll face charges (Channel 7).

ICYMI: Artist Maya Hayuk is suing singer Sara Bareilles for using her Bowery/East Houston Street mural in promotional videos without permission (Daily News).

There are still a few good record stores left in the neighborhood (Gothamist).

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is back at Tompkins Square Park Sunday (NYT).

NYPD photo.

Police Look For Suspects After Cherry Street, East River Park Robberies

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Cloudy skies today with some stray rain showers possible in the morning and a high of 75. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a high of 77. Mostly sunny and 80 on Sunday.

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Some Essex Street Market Vendors Experience Drop in Business, Express Concerns For Future

Balvanera, 152 Stanton St., offers Argentinian cuisine from chef Fernando Navas. Photo by Miguel Castillo, courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Balvanera Kudos, 100 Montaditos Opens, SKINnY Bar & Lounge Returns

Some midweek food and drink news around the neighborhood. …

Morning Reads: Possible Police Beating, Met Council Head Stepping Down, Shep Fairey Mural Debuts Today

Video seems to show beating by police on Avenue D during a solidarity march in support of Michael Brown (Daily News).

More scenes from last night’s rally (EV Grieve).

A pro-Palestinian flag was hung from the Manhattan Bridge (Daily News).

David Frankel, hired to run the scandal-plagued Met Council just a year ago, is leaving. His predecessor, William Rapfogel, is now serving a prison term at the Hudson Correctional Facility (The Forward).

City Council member Margaret Chin today will introduce legislation that would allow street vendors to transfer their licenses to family members under certain conditions (Epoch Times).

Director Aaron Aronofsky will be featured in the New Museum’s Visionary Series (Broadway World).

The L.I.S.A Project’s Shep Fairey mural will be unveiled at 161 Bowery today (WSJ).

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

A mix of clouds and sun today with possible afternoon storms and a high of 80.

Rebecca Lepkoff in her New York City apartment, 2011. Photo by Tobi Elkin.

Lower East Side Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff Dies at 98

Rebecca Lepkoff in her New York City apartment, 2011. Photo by Tobi Elkin.

Rebecca Lepkoff, the legendary Lower East Side photographer, died this past …

7 Rivington St.

State Tenant Protection Unit Investigating Marolda Properties

NYPD surveillance image.

Cops Search For Woman Who Stole Items From Hotel Guest

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Essex Street Market.

Essex Street Market.

A mix of clouds and sun today with a high of 81.

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Ricky’s Coming to 250 East Houston St. (Updated 8/20)

Image via NYLAG's Facebook page.

Free Mobile Legal Clinic Coming to Chinatown, Lower East Side (Updated)

Morning Reads: Fashion Model Found, Graffiti Hating, Golden Cadillac Transition

Fashion model Ataui-Deng Hopkins, an Essex Street resident, was missing for two weeks, but now she’s turned up in a hospital (Post).

The police commissioner criticizes a graffiti art exhibit (WSJ).

A look at Paths to Pier 42, the community-driven arts program coordinated by several local non-profits (Architectural Digest).

For $25, you can be a tenement inspector (New Yorker).

The Golden Cadillac cocktail bar is becoming the Boilermaker (Grub Street).

Good Morning!


Sunny skies today with a high of 81.