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Elizabeth Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Elizabeth Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Sunny skies today with a high of 46.





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Women Arrested After Holiday Party at Rutgers Houses Turns Violent (Updated)





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Best of the LES 2014: Jessica Delfino’s Best Bang For Your Buck

As part of our 2nd Annual Best of the L.E.S. magazine issue, we asked our Shop Talk contributor, Jessica Delfino, where to go for …

Rendering: Essex Crossing. ShoP Architects.

Essex Crossing Update: Renderings Set For January Release, Demolition Looming

Morning Reads: Subway Snarl, Silver’s Other Jobs, Amy Sedaris Pops Up on Rivington Street

It could be another tough day on the subway. A manhole fire at West 4th Street last night damaged signal power cables and caused disruptions on many lines, including the F (NY1).

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver acknowledges the existence of his own private law firm separate from Weitz & Luxemberg, where he’s “of counsel.” But he won’t disclose his client list or detail what kind of work he does in the private practice (Newsday).

The governor met with Sheldon Silver yesterday, telling him he would not support a pay raise for lawmakers if they won’t sign on to new ethics reform legislation (NYT).

Billionaire art collector Peter Brant bought Walter De Maria’s studio/home on East 6th Street. This week he hosted an art show there, amid speculation that he’ll turn the building into an art center (Page 6).

More about the De Maria studio’s future (EV Grieve).

Gimme Books holiday pop-up on Rivington Street will include appearances by Amy Sedaris and James Frey, among other noteworthy authors (Page Six).

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Manhattan Bridge. Photo by David Sierra.

Manhattan Bridge. Photo by David Sierra.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 37. Sunny tomorrow and 41. More sunny skies on Sunday and 44.

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Local Band, Zerobridge, Celebrates Record Release Tonight at Mercury Lounge

Ex-Lower East Sider, guitar guru and yes, former Lo-Down contributor (see JP’s Food Adventures), JP Bowersock has produced a new album, “Big Songs for …

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Review: War Lesbian’s World Premiere at Dixon Place

Jessica Almasy, Erin Markey, and Kristine Haruna Lee in “War Lesbian.” Photo Credit: Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

It took almost an hour to see any …

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Tenant Advocates, Elected Officials Turn Up the Heat On Samy Mahfar Over Toxic Paint

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Robert Perry’s Funeral Will Be Held at Bowery Mission Today

Morning Reads: Ian Schrager’s LES Vision, East 1st Street Fire Victim, SantaCon Lawyers Up

Ian Schrager talks about his vision at 215 Chrystie, the new luxury hotel/apartment project. It’s a “tough luxe” concept that “sort of captures the spirit of the neighborhood. ” When “you put together two diametrically opposed ideas,” he says,  “they both showcase each other and highlight and make each other look better.” (Commercial Observer)

Jared Kushner has snapped up two more East Village buildings (EV Grieve).

The victim of an apartment fire on East First Street yesterday was Evelyn Dahab, the owner of a Brooklyn bar. After a long-running dispute with her landlord, Dahab planned to move out of the apartment at the end of this month (Gothamist).

SantaCon hires civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel (Gothamist).

Living in the East Village:  clinging to a “colorful past” even as home prices and retail rents escalate (NYT).

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First snow/Hrand Street co-ops. Photo by Joel Raskin.

First snow/Grand Street co-ops. Photo by Joel Raskin.

More snow showers today but little accumulation and  a high of 38.

Squadron "town hall" at P.S. 142.

Squadron Holds Housing Town Hall

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LES Bites: Dirty French Awarded Two Stars, Tijuana Picnic Opening, Cat Cafe Update

P.S. 42’s Holiday Benefit Party is Friday Night

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On Friday night, P.S. 42 is hosting its annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Party. Admission is free but there will be items for purchase, including food and drink. There’s a silent auction to benefit the school, plus a bazaar, live music and raffles. The party takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the school, 71 Hester St.