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Friday, August 21, 2015 | Here’s a recent photo from David Sierra in Chinatown | Weather: Scattered showers throughout the day with a high of 85. Mostly sunny and 87 tomorrow. Partly cloudy with a high of 84 on Sunday | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.


Kimchi Smoke Pops Up at Parkside Lounge Tonight

Lower East Side Links

Cops busted a California man for flying a drone on South Street near the Manhattan Bridge (Post).

Andrew Chung, “real estate heavyweight and former Carlyle Group partner,” makes a $44 million deal for 202 Canal St. (Bisnow).

A soon to be vacant Chase Bank branch on 2nd Avenue can be yours for $72,000/month (EV Grieve).

Transparency Watch: The mayor’s office is going to be reviewing requests made under the Freedom of Information Law (Daily News).

Now playing: Ten Thousand Saints, a film that makes “the new East Village old again.” (NYT)

Will there ever be a Flight of the Conchords movie? Maybe, maybe not (Brooklyn Vegan).

A search for the summer smells of New York City leads, of course, to Chinatown and the Lower East Side (NYT).

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“Excuse My French” Cocktail & Tapas Bar Zeroes in on 96 Orchard St.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Today’s photo is courtesy Joel Raskin | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with rain showers possible and a high of 84 | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

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Free Nutrition Education Program Offered For Parents, Caregivers in October


LES Bands Reunion Back in East River Park August 29

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Samy Mahfar Moves Forward With 10-Story Project at 255 East Houston St.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Lee Brozgol took this photo recently in East River Park | Weather: Partly cloudy today and humid with a high of 83 | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.


Help B&H Dairy Celebrate Their Reopening Friday Night


Yellow Cab Accident Causes Sidewalk Havoc at Chatham Square and Mott Street (Updated)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Here’s a recent sunset over the East River from Joe Soldevere | Weather: Did you hear that early morning thunder? Apparently it was all bark and no bite. Partly cloudy skies expected today with a high of 87. Staring tomorrow, we’ll see some relief from the stifling heat/humidity | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Teddy Vasilopoulos, former owner of Everest Diner. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

ICYMI: Everest Diner Closes on Chatham Square

Lower East Side Links

A crash on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning injured 7 people (Gothamist).

The TD Bank branch on Grand Street is the Canadian financial institution’s 127th in New York. While TD Bank is still in expansion mode, many other big banks are contracting (Financial Times).

Brokers are pushing a development site on 3rd Street and Bowery (EV Grieve).

Joyce Mendelsohn’s Metropolitan Diary: Remembering Abe Lebewohl of the Second Avenue Deli (NYT).

The “Wolfpack” boys of the Lower East Side do London (Guardian).

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Cops: Dim-Witted Thief Trapped Himself in Pitt Street Liquor Store