50 Bowery Rendering/Architect Peter Poon.

Talde Team Opening Several Large Venues at 50 Bowery Hotel

50 Bowery Rendering/Architect Peter Poon.

There’s big news in Chinatown this afternoon. The team behind Talde in Brooklyn is bringing several large-scale restaurant/nightlife establishments …

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | Lee Brozgol took this photo last month in Sara D. Roosevelt Park | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 50 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com, join our Flickr pool or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.


Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are some of the highlighted events coming up in February that we are looking forward to: …

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Police ID Suspect in Armed Robbery on Ludlow Street

Police are looking for a suspect who they believe robbed a delivery person on Ludlow Street this past Friday. The incident happened while the …

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Democrats Likely to Choose Silver’s Successor on Sunday

On Saturday, Governor Cuomo called a special election for April 19 to fill Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat. The longtime Lower East Side lawmaker was …

Lunar New Year Parade 2015 in Manhattan's Chinatown. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Chinatown Preps For Lunar New Year Celebration (and School Holiday) Feb. 8

Are you ready for the Year of the Monkey? In Chinatown, excitement is building for Lunar New Year celebrations, which kick off Feb. 8. …

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More on Russ & Daughters’ Expansion to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Rendering: Russ & Daughters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Earlier this morning, we noted that Russ & Daughters is opening a large production facility …

Lower East Side Links

–Russ & Daughters “will anchor a new public food hall and manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” according to a story hiding behind the Wall Street Journal’s paywall. The Lower East Side appetizing store has leased a 14,000 sq. ft. space in a building now under renovation. Russ & Daughters will relocate its bakery and production facilities from Bushwick to the new center. The new location will include a retail space, offering breakfast and lunch. Visitors will be able to see the production facility through glass walls.

–The Daily News reports that Judy Rapfogel, Sheldon Silver’s former chief of staff, will likely receive a pension that exceeds $126,000/year.

Jerry Saltz argues that galleries on the Lower East Side should continue their practice of staying open on Sundays.

–A place called the Alchemist’s Kitchen has moved into a retail space at Jupiter 21 on East 1st St. The new business replaces a short-lived juice bar, reports EV Grieve. This location is, of course, the former home of the Mars Bar.

–“A Lower East Side bar where you don’t have to fight to get in—or be heard—is nothing short of a miracle,” writes the New Yorker, but  at Garfunkel’s on Clinton Street, miracles do happen.

The Daily Beast checks out “movie night for cats” on Clinton Street.

The Times profiles the Russian and Turkish baths in the East Village.

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70-Year-Old Man Attacked, Robbed at Bowery Subway Station Friday

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Cops are looking for a suspect who robbed a 70-year-old man at the Bowery subway station near Delancey Street Friday afternoon.

It …

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Monday, February 1, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on a snowy yet sunny Catherine Slip | Weather: Partly cloudy this morning with rain showers developing in the afternoon and a high of 53 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com, join our Flickr pool or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.

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Cuomo Calls Special Election in 65th Assembly District For April 19

Governor Cuomo today set an April 19 special election for the 65th Assembly District in Lower Manhattan. The seat has been vacant since Sheldon …

Grand Street near Suffolk St.; Essex Crossing Site 5.

Essex Crossing Team Fields Questions About Pedestrian Safety, Rats, Jobs

These days on the Lower East Side, it’s tough to walk anywhere without confronting barricades, dump trucks and scaffolding. A big reason why is Essex Crossing, one of the largest construction projects in the city. …

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On Sunday, Local Faith Leaders Make a Statement in Support of Tolerance

Here’s an email we received from Anthony Donovan of “Local Faith Communities” regarding this Sunday’s event, “Spiritual Sounds of the East Village.” He wrote:

Lower East Side Links

–The Daily News calls on Governor Cuomo to leave Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat open until the fall. The editorial board writes,”The governor has 43,597 reasons to stand aside and let the contest be in the fall and just 100 to act and set it in April — 43,597 being the number of Democratic voters who would get a say in the fall and 100 being the rough number of party insiders who otherwise will be empowered to, in essence, anoint Silver’s successor in the spring.”

–The City Council has scheduled two hearings early next month to weigh Mayor de Blasio’s controversial rezoning plans, reports Politico New York.

–It’s been 11 years since Nicole DuFresne was murdered during a Lower East Side mugging. Her fiance reflects on the tragedy and speaks out about this country’s gun culture, reports Gothamist.

–Suffolk Arms, the new cocktail bar from Giuseppe Gonzalez, finally revealed itself yesterday, notes EV Grieve.

Conde Nast Traveler says Fabián von Hauske Valtierra of Contra is one of “10 young chefs to watch in 2016.”

–At the 12C Outdoor Gallery on Avenue C, an artist will prepare 2,340 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as an “exercise of empathy” with her mother.

–What happened to the old CBGB awnings? Gothamist investigates.


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