Tenement Museum; "Under One Roof." Living room of the Saez family.

Tenement Museum’s “Under One Roof” Exhibit Aims to Connect With Local Community

The Tenement Museum recently broadened its focus, opening a new exhibition devoted to the stories of Chinese immigrants, Puerto Rican migrants and refugees from the Holocaust. …

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Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | Afternoon light; looking across Sara D. Roosevelt Park to Forsyth Street. | Weather: Cloudy this morning with sunshine in the afternoon and a high of 46. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Henry Street Looking For Volunteers to Test Walking Tour App

Here’s something for Lower East Side history buffs. Henry Street Settlement is looking for volunteets interesting in taking part in a focus group for a new history walking tour app. …


After 50 Year Wait, First Tenants Moving Into New Apartments on SPURA Site This Week

It’s been 50 years since the city bulldozed most of the buildings in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), displacing thousands of local residents. …

Lower East Side Links

–Steve Cuozzo says the oversaturated hotel market is ruining New York City. “The new Hotel 50 Bowery, at that address, has a fine place to eat and a rooftop lounge with eye-popping views. But its 21-story glass façade looms like a wayward dragon over low-rise Chinatown. Its near-300 rooms will flood the compact, colorful district with big spenders certain to overwhelm its exotic but fragile chemistry.” [New York Post]

–David Eng, vice president at the Tenement Museum, tells his family’s story. “It was not until recently, as the political climate became heated and talk of limiting refugees and banning some altogether became a reality, that I was reminded I arrived in this country nearly 60 years ago as a refugee.” [Vice]

–Opinion: City Council member Rory Lancman says the City of New York should be funding local journalism. [Daily News]

–This week in Brooklyn, John Cale will perform songs from the Velvet Underground’s debut album. It was recorded in a rehearsal space on Ludlow Street in 1967. [The Guardian]

–Ligaya Mishan traces the “rise and triumph” of Asian American cuisine. [New York Times]

–Photos: The skateboarders of Tompkins Square Park. [New York Times]

–Participant, the indispensable non-profit art space, has added seven new board members. [Art News]

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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 | Here’s Minnie Michalski’s East River view. | Weather: Cloudy skies with occasional rain showers today and a high of 45. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY


Water Main Break This Morning at Madison and Montgomery Streets

Here are a few photos from Nancy Ortiz. Emergency crews this morning were dealing with a water main break on Madison Street at Montgomery …

175 Orchard St.

Anthony Mangieri/Contra Collaboration Confirmed at 175 Orchard St.

The food world is all aflutter today over the news that Anthony Mangieri is closing his San Francisco restaurant, Una Pizza Napoletana, an teaming up with two of the Lower East Side’s biggest culinary stars for a new spot at 175 Orchard Sr. …

Lower East Side Links

–Part of a man’s leg washed up along the banks of the East River, near Sixth Street. [Daily News]

–Architecture critic Paul Goldberger describes Extell’s monstrous One Manhattan Square as, “a gargantuan, shiny glass tower that is not that different from a lot of what’s gone up in Long Island City and the West Side of Manhattan.” Meanwhile, another critic, Justin Davidson said it’s shocking to see the 80-story tower looming over the Manhattan Bridge, making one of the city’s, “great monumental pieces of infrastructure look puny in comparison.” He called Extell’s decision to “put up a big hunk of glass” in the remote Two Bridges area, “incredibly wasteful.” [Commercial Observer]

–Remembering Kate Millett, the pioneering feminist author who died at the age of 82 earlier this fall. [EV Grieve]

–A profile of Jessica Goldman Srebnick, who oversees the Bowery/Houston mural wall. [Channel 11]

–The Women of Corlears Hook Park: Photos by Ethan James Green. [Vogue Italia]

–One of the country’s best pizzerias may be coming to Orchard Street. [Eater]

–Russ & Daughters shows off its new food production facility in Brooklyn. [Bedford & Bowery]

550 Grand St 1BR

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Beautifully renovated 1BR! Walk in to a wide entry foyer with plenty of room for a credenza, …


Medical Help is Available For Former Students, Teachers, Residents Sickened After 9/11

It’s not only first responders who became sick due to the September 11th terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. …

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Fatal “Hit and Run” This Morning on Delancey Street

A man is dead after a “hit and run” on the Lower East Side this morning. It happened near the intersection of Delancey Street and Clinton Street. …

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Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | Puma Perl took this photo of the sun coming up over the East River. | Weather: Mostly sunny skies today with windy conditions and a high of just 38. Sunny with a high near 40 tomorrow. A mix of sun and clouds and 47 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Brian Kavanagh at an unrelated event this morning in Chinatown.

Kavanagh Shifts to State Senate, as Campaign Kicks Off For His Assembly Seat

On Tuesday night, State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh secured a new job. After pulling in about 85% of the vote in a special election, he is poised to become a state senator. …

Sunshine Cinema, 139 East Houston St.

Demolition Application Filed For Sunshine Cinema Building

The new owners of the building housing the Sunshine Cinema have just filed for demolition of the three story structure, parts of which date back nearly 120 years. …