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65AD Candidate Forum at Henry Street Settlement Aug. 23

It’s a crowded field competing for the Democratic nomination in the 65th Assembly District. The Sept. 13 primary election will likely determine who replaces Sheldon Silver in Albany (Alice Cancel is serving out the remainder of Silver’s current term). …

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Lower East Side Links

–Gunrunners are sentenced in Brooklyn in a scheme that used Chinatown buses to flood New York with illegal weapons. [Daily News]

–World Journal looks at the homelessness problem in Chinatown. [Voices of New York]

–The Lowline is not a park. That’s okay, but everyone should understand “the true nature” of what will be built in an abandoned trolley station below Delancey Street. [Curbed]

–Feltman’s of Coney Island is set to open inside Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place. [EV Grieve]

–For one week only, Rev Jen’s Troll Museum reopens on Orchard Street. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

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Comprehensive Kids & Tots, private preschool for ages 2 to 5 years old, is enrolling now! State of the art classrooms with smart board, New York State licensed teachers and teacher assistants, Limited seats available …

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Construction equipment as urban art, in front of the Shin Gallery on Grand Street. Photo by H. Spencer Young. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a stray afternoon shower possible and a high of 86. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Groundbreaking For Sol Lain and Henry M. Jackson Playgrounds Friday

On Friday afternoon, New York City’s parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver, will be on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony at two Lower East Side parks. …


Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela at Galeria Tonight

Tonight at Galeria on Clinton Street, there will be a live performance by Brazilian street artist Mag Magrela at the opening of her new …

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Monday, August 15, 2016 | Edward Laird took this recent photo from his perch of Rutgers Street | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 91. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

City Rejects Request For Full-Scale Land Use Process in Two Bridges Area

The Department of City Planning (DCP) has turned down a request from several elected officials for a ULURP in the Two Bridges area. …

Lower East Side Links

–An in-depth look at the Tenement Museum’s expansion at 103 Orchard St., where it will debut an exhibition focused on the decades after World War II. [New York Times]

–Target released new details about its 27,000 square foot store planned on East 14th Street. [EV Grieve]

–A profile of Dixon Place, the Lower East Side’s “queer theater haven.” [The Guardian]

–Another strong review for the Chinatown Fair documentary: “Part scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, ‘The Lost Arcade’ is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future.” [New York Times]

–Recalling the Lower East Side’s Jacob Joseph School, which set a standard for Jewish education. [The Jewish Press]

–The Orchard Street restaurant, Black Tree, will be temporarily closing for a revamp. [Eater]

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NYC DOT Launches “Shared Streets” Festivities in Lower Manhattan

This Saturday, NYC’s Department of Transportation launches its first “Shared Streets” community initiative in Lower Manhattan. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., cyclists, pedestrians …

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Friday, August 12, 2016 | Frank Pulice/Friends of Corlears Hook Park took this photo on Grand Street after last night’s storm. | Weather: More storms expected today as the heat advisory remains in effect. We’re looking for a high of 97. Partly cloudy and 95 tomorrow. On Sunday, partly cloudy with a high of 96. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Martin Nussbaum (left), David Schwartz of Slate Property Group.

Slate Property Group Feels Rivington House Fallout in Brooklyn

Rivington House co-owner, Slate Property Group, is facing new scrutiny this week. Mayor de Blasio yesterday said his administration is taking another look at a big real estate deal in Brooklyn involving Slate. …


Movies Under the Stars: Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Next week, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment his hosting yet another outdoor movie night. On August 18th, Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret …