Still from “Sum of Us,” starring Isidora Goreshter (Shameless)

Katra Summer Screening Series Comes to the Wild Project

Our friends at Katra Film Series continue their Katra Summer Series with an evening of screenings at the Wild Project Theater (195 E. 3rd St.) this Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 6pm. …

Rainbow Over Grand Street


Good morning! Natalie Kane took this photo after last night’s rain storm.


Report: 121 Closings at One Manhattan Square in 2019 So Far

So how are sales going at One Manhattan Square, the mega-project Lower East Siders love to hate?

The other day, Property Shark listed the …

A Storm Blows In

Looming 1 Manhattan Square

Here’s a dramatic shot from Lori Weissman; looming storm clouds surrounding One Manhattan Square.

Lower East Side Links

–At a rally in Confucius Plaza to show solidarity with Hong Kong activists, pro-Beijing counter protesters apparently threw bottles at those in attendance. [Gothamist]

–Four Albany lawmakers, including local Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou are telling their own painful stories to raise awareness about child sexual abuse. [New York Times]

–Have you heard about the condo owners at 165 Henry St. who carved up part of the building into micro-apartments with ceilings barely four-feet high? [New York Post]

–The two condo owners face more than $100,000 in fines each. [AM New York]

–The Community Healthcare Network will eventually be gentrified out of its Essex Street location due to Essex Crossing. It has a new home in the neighborhood, but is pleading with the city to provide financial support to accommodate the move. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Elected officials blast the city for turning a section of East 10th Street into a garbage truck parking lot. [AM New York]

–You can rent a 2-bedroom at Samy Mahfar’s new building on East Houston Street for around $6,700/month. [EV Grieve]

Summer Streets


Here was the scene during DOT’s Summer Streets this past Saturday in Soho.


Hester Street Fair Honors Original Vendors and New Creators This Weekend

A full weekend is coming up at Hester Street Fair. On Saturday, their “We Started Here” event returns in honor of the small businesses …

212 E Broadway Studio

Apartment of the Week, Sponsored by Halstead Property


Spacious high floor studio apartment with double exposures! Newly refinished parquet floors, separate kitchen and separate dressing area as …


A Chinatown Classic, Fong On, Re-Emerges at 81 Division St.

One of Chinatown’s oldest businesses is making a comeback.

Back in 2017, Fong Inn Too, the iconic Mott Street tofu shop, closed its doors. …


Ernesto’s on East Broadway Plans Late Fall Opening

Back in October of 2017, we reported that a Basque restaurant from the New York food industry vet Ryan Bartlow was coming to this …

On Forsyth Street


Good morning. On a recent afternoon, controlled chaos at the Forsyth Street produce market, alongside the Manhattan Bridge.


Documents Filed For New Large-Scale Residential Project at 161 Broome St.

Get ready for more large-scale construction in the area between Delancey and Grand streets.

Developers have filed plans for a new 15-story mixed-use building …

Lower East Side Links

–An in-depth look at opposition to the city’s plan to demolish East River Park and rebuild it in the name of resiliency. [Indypendent]

–The city has ordered a crane operator to stop work at 20+ sites after a crane collapsed at NYCHA’s Riis Houses a couple of weeks ago. [The Real Deal]

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is blasting NYCHA for its oversight of major construction projects. [Curbed]

–The Small Business Jobs Survival Act continues to languish in the City Council. The speaker, and at least one influential group that advocates for small businesses, have misgivings about the proposal to give commercial tenants some lease renegotiation rights. Meanwhile proponents continue to lambast REBNY for blocking the legislation. [Gothamist]

–It probably does not come as a big surprise that both of the Lower East Side’s House reps, Nydia Velazquez and and Carolyn Maloney, support impeachment of Donald Trump. [City & State]

–Time is running out to apply for an affordable senior apartment at Essex Crossing. The deadline is Aug. 20. [The Lo-Down]

–Did you catch the Times’ profile of Jing Fong, Chinatown’s largest restaurant now being co-run by third generation owner Truman Lam? [New York Times]

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Rooftop Films Returns to Lower East Side This Weekend

Rooftop Films offers two fun film events this weekend. On Friday, Aug. 16, Rashaad Ernesto Green’s film, Premature, screens at the New Design High …


M14 Express Bus Will Be Pokey For a Little Bit Longer

Select Bus Service has been operating on Grand Street for a few weeks, and we thought it would be running a bit faster starting …