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uptown skyline

Partly cloudy today with a high of 74.

Fish ready for the fryer from Bon Chovies at the 2011 Grub Street Food Festival.

LES Bites: Grub Street Fest Returns, Mission Chinese Chef Spills, Fat Radish Recipes and Sake Tasting

Your Tuesday restaurant round-up. …

nightmare nyc

Halloween Happenings: Nightmare NYC at the Clemente, Ricky’s Opens Two Pop-Ups

Council members Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin. Photo via Instagram.

Council Set to Pass Legislation Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty of Harassment

Morning Reads: Chinatown Bus Operator’s Record, Landlord Crackdown, East River Conservancy

More on Sunday’s fatal bus crash in Delaware. The Chinatown-based operator was “cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 safety violations since August 2012.” Also, the ownership of the company is ambiguous (Delaware Online).

Could Sheldon Silver end up shouldering the entire burden in a federal harassment lawsuit tied to the Vito Lopez scandal? (Post)

Today the City Council will consider legislation co-sponsored by Margaret Chin that would stiffen fines for landlords who harass tenants. it would also require the city to list bad property owners online.  “It’s important to let the landlords know that if they try to bully the tenants, these are shameful acts and their name will be listed on the HPD website for all to know,” Chin says (WSJ).

There’s a new tax proposal aimed at wealthy foreigners who buy high-end apartments in New York City (Post).

Plans take shape for an East River conservancy (NY Press).

Good Morning!

On the Bowery.

On the Bowery.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 72.

The Rooks NYC

The Rooks Celebrate New Release at Mercury Lounge This Saturday

TLD contributor Flora Theden talks to R&B/IndieSoul sextet The Rooks about their new EP, Beyoncé, and their upcoming show at Mercury Lounge.

If you’re …

Gelato Slow Zone on Mott Street

Photo by Andriy Prokopenko.

Photo by Andriy Prokopenko.

Andriy Prokopenko tells us he snapped this photo in Little Italy outside Cafetal Social Club at 285 Mott St. In case you were wondering, the restaurant does serve Ciao Bella gelato!

Bridge Walk 2013. Photo: Chinatown YMCA.

Chinatown YMCA Bridge Walk Takes Place Saturday Morning


Knife-Wielding Suspect Snatches IPhone From Sleeping D Train Passenger

Morning Reads: Fatal Chinatown-Based Bus Crash, Tenement Museum Cashing In, Little Italy Photographer

Two people are killed and 48 injured in a bus crash in Delaware. The bus was operated by Chinatown-based-AM USA Express (Channel 4).

The Tenement Museum has used several new tactics to raise more money, including “shifting the type of people who were honored at the museum’s annual gala to those who have greater connections to deep pockets.” Yet gentrification “presents a threat to the museum, which looks to create an experience heavily dependent on atmosphere. Ironically, the museum helped foster the growth of art galleries, trendy shops and chic bars in the neighborhood.” (Crain’s)

Concerns at the Merchant’s House Museum as construction of a hotel is set to begin. Executive Director Margaret Halsey Gardiner says: “We’re trying to work with the developer and their engineers on protection plans that will ensure the safety of the house…” (NYT)

The de Blasio administration tries to deal with the “poor door” backlash (Gotham Gazette).

Reverend Billy is released from jail after his arrest in Tompkins Square Park (EV Grieve).

Summing up the history of the Lower East Side 1880-2014 (6sqft).

A collection of photos documenting 75 years in Little Italy (NYT).

Good Morning!

east river view

Sunny and breezy today with a high of 68.

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Shop Talk: SAINTCHiC, Yaf Sparkle, Dusica & More

Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of Lower East Side shops, sales and new collections to keep your eye on. …