It’s NYC Primary Day: You Have Until 9 p.m. to Vote

The polls have now been open for about six hours in New York City. Primary Day isn’t over until 9 p.m., so be sure to cast your ballot if you haven’t done so already. …

Lower East Side Links

–An election day tidbit concerning candidate Carlina Rivera: “A City Council candidate who lives in Section 8 housing for low-income residents had online photos scrubbed ahead of Tuesday’s primary that showed her husband sailing on his wealthy father’s yacht.” [New York Post]

–More on Rivera’s housing situation. [Villager]

–District 2 Council candidate Ronnie Cho claimed an endorsement from Derek Jeter. As it turned out, Jeter did not offer his endorsement. [New York Post]

–“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” the story of a Chinatown bank targeted by the New York City DA, premieres on PBS tonight. [Los Angeles Times]

Carlina Rivera

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Jacob Goldman, Karen Blatt.

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Rendering of student dorm proposal at 605 East Ninth St.

Developer of Former CHARAS Building Plunges Into East Village City Council Campaign

Gregg Singer, a developer determined to turn the former CHARAS/El Bohio community center into a student dorm, is showing his exasperation with local City Council member Rosie Mendez. …

Good Morning!

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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo along the East River Esplanade. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 83. | It’s Election Day in New York City. Lower East Siders will be picking two City Council members and district leaders. Find your poll site here.

Lower East Side Links

–Endorsement Wire: Christopher Marte for City Council District 1. [Villager]

–Endorsement Wire: Carlina Rivera for City Council District 2. [Villager]

–Brooklyn’s Democratic Party boss wants former State Sen. Marty Connor to fill Daniel Squadron’s seat temporarily. This would give Brooklyn the upper-hand over the Manhattan branch of Squadron’s former district. [Brooklyn Paper]

–A look at an issue that the next City Council member in District 2 will inherit: the future of the former P.S. 64/CHARAS building. [Crain’s]

–The City Council approves a proposal for residential conversion of a building on Wooster Street. The property is located within the Soho Cast-Iron Historic District. [City Land]

The Market Line. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Nom Wah, Schaller & Weber Announced as First Market Line Vendors

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing announced the first two venders for the Market Line, a subterranean shopping pavilion that will be a centerpiece of the large real estate project. …


Lower East Side Political Clubs Battle Over Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules

Karen Blatt and Jacob Goldman (left) of the Truman Democratic Club and Carline Laskow and Lee Berman (right) of Grand Street Democrats.

It’s easy …

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Good Morning

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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 | @gguten took this photo of the Tribute in Light. Today is the 16th commemoration of the September 11th terrorist attacks. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 80. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

573 Grand St 2BR

New to Market Open House, Sponsored by LoHo Realty

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(Left to right) Christopher Marte, Aaron Foldenauer, Margaret Chin, Dashia Imperiale.

Margaret Chin’s Record Was the Main Focus of District 1 City Council Forum

On Tuesday, Sept. 12 Lower East Side voters will be called on to decide whether District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin deserves a third term, or whether it’s time for a change. …

550 Grand St 2BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spacious two bedroom corner unit with open southern views! Well proportioned living room offers plenty …

Good Morning!

Chinatown Flag

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | Ken Paskar saw this giant flag in Chinatown on the corner of Mott & Hester Streets. | Weather: It will be cool this morning but mostly sunny today with a high of 75. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY