Lower East Side Links

–A high-ranking official in the de Blasio administration was told in May of 2014 that the operator of Rivington House wanted to remove all deed restrictions on its Lower East Side property. [Politico New York]

–The city is shutting down the office that coordinates Lower Manhattan construction. Local elected officials say that’s a bad idea. [Channel 2]

–A bouncer says he lost his libido because it was too hot inside a Lower East Side bar. [Daily News]

–During May and June, an artist is staging an East River exhibition that involves outfitting pigeons with LED lights so that spectators can see them flying thrrough the air at night. [New York Post]

–Edra Soto grafts Puerto Rican architecture onto the Lower east Side at the Cuchifritos Gallery. [Hyperallergic]





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Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Here’s a recent shot of the foot path on Pike Street | Weather: Partly cloudy skies this morning, rain showers this afternoon and tonight, with a high of 58 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

247 Cherry St. as seen from the East River, alongside Extell's Two Bridges project. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

(Exclusive) JDS Development/SHoP Reveal Plans For 77-Story Two Bridges Tower

Extell’s 80-story luxury condo project in the Two Bridges area is getting some high profile company. The JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects today are announcing plans for a 77-story mixed-use tower at 247 Cherry St. The site is next door to Extell’s One Manhattan Square. …

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Behind the Scenes of “R*NT (Or: What You Own: another dirge for a city remembered)” at The Performance Project

Our friends at The Performance Project have been featuring “Five Questions With Our Artists in Residence” on their blog. Here …

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Join in – “LES STORIES: Community Chalking” This Sunday

This Sunday, May 1st, Lower East Side History Month kicks off with their annual LES STORIES: Community Chalking event. The volunteer collaboration is focused …

Lower East Side Links

–A contractor, Jepol Construction, was slapped with a violation from the Buildings Department for the hydraulic crane mishap at 133 Essex St. on Monday. The project manager said, “It wasn’t the fault of the operator… It was the machine itself.” [Daily News]

–A man was punched in the face at the Delancey Street subway station, apparently because he resembled Shia LeBeouf. [Daily News]

–The Lower East Side rapper, Tru Life, has been released from prison after six years. [XXL Magazine]

–A look at the revamp of Astor Place-Cooper Square. [The Architects Newspaper]

–Albert Trummer has opened his new bar, Sanitorium, on Avenue C. Nothing has been lit on fire just yet, reportedly. [EV Grieve]

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Greta Cohen took this photo of the East River Waterfront area on Saturday | Weather: Cloudy to partly cloudy skies today with a high of 63 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

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Essex Street Market to Host Annual Block Party on May 21st

The Essex Street Market has announced their annual block party will be on Saturday, May 21st from 12pm – 5pm. This year marks the …

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Coming up on Saturday, City …

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(Video) Suspect Wanted in Lower East Side Sexual Assault

Police have released better security camera footage showing a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a residential building elevator near Stanton and Pitt streets. …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo of New York City’s skyline from the Lower East Side a few months ago | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with scattered thunderstorms and a high of 72 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

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Photos: Crane Crashed Into 133 Essex St.

There was some excitement on Essex Street this afternoon and evening. A crane tipped into a condo building, 133 Essex St., the “man lift” …

Construction Crane Tipped on Essex Street

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It looks like a crane has tipped onto a building at 133 Essex St., near Rivington.  Emergency vehicles are on the scene where the top of the crane appears to be stuck in a window. According to NY1, “the FDNY says it is investigating a possible unstable cherry picker.”

Update: At around 7:30p.m., the cherry picker, which was jammed in a top floor window, was removed and brought down safely.

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…