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Morning Reads: Clinton Street Gentrification, 9/11′s Impact on Pregnant Women, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Trailer

Longtime business owners on Clinton Street weigh in on the effects of gentrification, including high rent and the increasing numbers of affluent, white residents who have little interest in what they’re selling (Indypendent).

As the latest Ben Shaoul project proceeds at a snail’s pace, remnants of the old theater at 98-100 Avenue A are visible (EV Grieve).

A new study looks at the impact on expectant mothers of the dust cloud caused by the September 11th terrorist attacks (Time).

Activists are pushing the MTA to pay more attention to commuter concerns (Gotham Gazette).

The governor and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are touring a kibbutz near the Gaza border today (Andrew Cuomo’s twitter).

The trailer is released for “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” based on a true story about the 1980′s Asian American gang world in Chinatown (indiewire).





Good Morning!

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 79.

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Allen/Pike Mall Seating Destroyed and, Oh Yeah, Most of the Project is Unfinished

Chin at Columbus Park this weekend with Borough President candidate Julie Menin.

Real Estate Board Opposes Chin Bill That Would Mandate Tenant Relocation Funds

Morning Reads: German Artists Fess Up to Bridge Stunt, Bike Crackdown, Sutra’s Farewell

Two German artists say they are responsible for the Brooklyn Bridge flag stunt (NYT).

The governor and his delegation, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, arrive in Israel. Silver says: “The Israeli government protects its people with its missiles. The Palestinians, from what we know in Gaza, protect its missiles with its people. That’s the fundamental difference.” (Daily News)

The NYPD is going to be handing out a lot of tickets to bicyclists in the next couple of days (Gothamist).

Amale Andraos, a Lower East Side based architect, is the new dean of Columbia University’s architecture school (NYT).

Questlove is on deck for Sutra Lounge’s farewell party September 10 (Daily News).

 

Good Morning!

Delancey and Orchard streets.

Delancey and Orchard streets.

On Delancey Street, at Orchard Street, yesterday afternoon, crews were replacing a section of sidewalk. Business owners have been told the project will extend all the way up Orchard to Rivington Street.  The rain will keep up through the morning hours, tapering off in the afternoon and we’ll see a high of 85. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 p.m.

Featured retailer: By Robert James.

Block Party Sept. 7 Kicks Off Fall Art, Fashion Season on Lower East Side

One of the bars at the short-lived Preserve 24. Photo via CityFeet.

LES Bites: Preserve 24 For Lease, New Indian Eats and Ceviche, NYT on Kitty’s Canteen, Rising Rents and Mobile Checks

Your Tuesday restaurant and bar headlines. …

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101 Delancey St. Sells For $17.3 Million; $10 million Over 2012 Price

Morning Reads: NYCHA in Crisis, Tenement Museum Cashing In, Dogs Go Rat Hunting

New York’s public housing crisis; NYCHA’s financial situation has moved beyond “triage.” (NYT)

Led by trustees Paul Massey (founder of Massey Knakal Realty) and Merryl Zegar, the Tenement Museum has seen a 90% increase in charitable donations by individuals (The Chronicle of Philanthropy).

205 Avenue A, the “East Village frat house,” is irking neighbors with loud rooftop parties (EV Grieve).

There’s a group of dog owners that go on weekly rat hunts in New York City; see them in action on the Lower East Side (Daily Mail).

A roundup of Fringe Festival performances (NYT).

Good Morning!

East River. Photo by Joel Raskin.

East River. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Cloudy skies today with thunderstorms possible this morning and then later in the afternoon, with a high of 77.

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The Harmonica Lewinskies Come to Pianos

If you’re looking for a fun, late night show after the stress and monotony of the week, perhaps you’ll find comfort in letting loose …

357-359 Grand St. is ready for a new tenant.

Prominent Chefs Alex Raij & Eder Montero Eyeing Grand Street

The owners of El Quinto Pino and Txikito in Chelsea and La Vara in Cobble Hill have big plans for a Seward Park space. …

Morning Reads: Silver Heads For Israel, Croman Lawsuit, Abrons Schedule

Show of solidarity: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor for a trip to Israel this week (WSJ).

Opinion: Airbnb is a threat to affordable housing (Daily News).

Residents of an East 8th Street building sue landlord Steven Croman (Real Deal).

The governor makes it official: the city’s default speed limit is now 25 mph (WCBS).

New York City’s bike share program: a blemish on Bloomberg’s record? (NYT)

Abrons Arts Center announces its schedule for the new season (NYT).