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Feed Me a Story: Mendy’s Sheyn Vi Di Levone

We are posting a weekly video installment from “Feed Me a Story,” the project created by multimedia artists Theresa Loong and Laura Nova that was featured in May here. It’s part of the  FABLES Public Art project produced by FABnyc.

550 Grand St

Sponsored Post: Halstead Property Apartment of the Week

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Morning Reads: BP Station Property Sold, New Buildings Commissioner, Chinatown BID’s Coop Plan

The site of the former BP gas station on 2nd Avenue has been sold for $32 million (Real Deal).

The mayor finally picks a buildings commissioner (Commercial Observer).

The Chinatown BID wants to buy up vacant properties and create a coop to combat high rents crushing local businesses (New America Media).

A restaurant worker is suing his former employer, a dumpling shop on St. Mark’s Place (Post).

Art Review: The New Museum’s exhibition, “Here & Elsewhere,” is praised for “thrillingly” fulfilling the institution’s mandate of “giv(ing) us art we barely knew existed.” (NYT)

Massimiliano Gioni, the New Museum’s star curator, is promoted (Artinfo).

A Tommy Ramone memorial is in the works (EV Grieve).

Vintage photos: Lower East Side kids actually having fun (Bowery Boys).

Good Morning!

Columbus Park courts

Columbus Park. Photo by Viviane Eng/The Lo-Down.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 83. Cloudy and 79 tomorrow. On Sunday, the forecasters say we’ll see morning showers and a high of 76.


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New Publication Meant to Help Communities Make Parks Better

Copper & Oak, 157 Allen St.

LES Bites: Copper & Oak Opens, Prosecco Ice Cream Special, Louie & Chan’s New Chef

Morning Reads: Rapfogel Sentencing Delayed, McEnroe’s Son Arrested, Pier 17 Update

William Rapfogel was scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the Met Council embezzlement scheme yesterday, but a judge has now given him another week to come up with the full $3 million in restitution he’s obligated to pay (Post).

John McEnroe’s son was arrested on East 4th Street after police say they caught him with cocaine and prescription painkillers (Daily News).

Updating development plans for Pier 17 (Curbed).

The board of the New Amsterdam Market is not giving up just yet (Tribeca Trib).

Soho Rep says it has recovered the financial losses suffered as a result of its ill-fated spring gala at the Angel Orensanz Center (Theater Mania).

Apartment 13, the Avenue C bar, will not be reopening (EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

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Photo by Richard Caplan.

Did you see last night’s spectacular sunset? Today it will be mostly sunny with a high of 81.

319 Grand St.

Modern Decor at 319 Grand Street is Moving to Brooklyn


By Popular Demand: ET at Tomorrow’s Urban Drive-in Screening

Tomorrow night marks July’s second weekly Urban Drive-in event, the result of a partnership between Abrons Arts Center and Friends of Gulick Park.  Last Thursday, Charlie Chaplin …

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“Here & Elsewhere,” Window Into Arab World, Opens at New Museum

Morning Reads: Johnny Marines Profiled, Saving Punjabi Deli, Nine-Man Volleyball on the LES

“The man behind the man;” Lower East Side native Johnny Marines, who works closely with Latin musical star Romeo Santos, is profiled (Daily News).

Today the New Museum’s latest exhibition, focused on art from the Arab world, opens to the public (Time).

A petition has been started to bring a taxi relief stand to Punjabi Deli, a Longtime LES business that has been crippled by East Houston Street construction (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

Chinatown’s renegade sport: nine-man volleyball in Seward Park (NYT).

Good Morning!

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Photo by Joel Raskin.

More rain expected in the morning hours and mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. Look for a high of 80.



You’re Invited: New Museum’s Block Party on Saturday

Cartoon: New Frozen LES Treats

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Evan Forsch’s cartoon from our July/August 2014 magazine.