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Sneak Peek: Comfort Diner Construction Progresses

There are milkshakes in the short-range forecast at 399 Grand St. …





Birds & Bubbles, now open on Forsyth Street. Photo by Donny Tsang, courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Birds & Bubbles Debuts, Patacon Pisao Opens at Last, Bar News

A Friday food and drink roundup. …





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Public Forum to Explain Deferred Action Immigration Program

Morning Reads: Chinatown Hotel Boom, Funeral Home Sued After Cremation, Heshy Jacob’s 9/11

A hotel boom has hit Chinatown (Observer).

Budget cuts impacting the federal Section 8 rent voucher program are putting a big squeeze on New York City tenants (NYT).

A look at some new Manhattan condo projects, including the ultra-modern 12-story tower at 100 Norfolk St. that’s being marketed to “scenesters and trust fund kids.” (Daily News)

The Wah Wing Funeral home on Mulberry Street has been sued by the family of a woman who was accidentally cremated (Post).

Grand Street’s Heshy Jacob, a board member of the Hatzolah ambulance service, tells his 9/11 story (The Jewish Week).

Good Morning!

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Photo by Chris Castillo.

It will be mostly sunny today with a high of 77. Afternoon showers tomorrow and 77. Sunny and 74 on Sunday. Have a great weekend!

Rivington House.

VillageCare Seeks to Sell Rivington House to a “For-Profit” Health Care Operator

Morning Reads: Remembering 9/11, La Sirena Stays, Celebrity Dodgeball Torney

9/11 – 13 years later – live feed of the Commemoration Ceremony (NYC.gov).

Profiling the kids who grew up in the shadow of 9/11 (Post).

At the Museum of Chinese in America tonight: Revisiting post-9/11 Chinatown (MOCA).

La Sirena, the Mexican folk art shop, is staying on East 3rd Street after a landlord dispute is resolved (EV Grieve).

TED Talk of the Day: The Lowline’s presentation July 2014 (Ted).

Korean clothing brand General Idea opens a pop up shop on the Bowery (Complex).

Deron Williams is bringing his celebrity dodgeball tournament to Basketball City (Greenpoint Gazette).

Good Morning!

On Rivington Street, west of Allen Street. Photo by Andriy Prokopenko.

On Rivington Street, west of Allen Street. Photo by Andriy Prokopenko.

Isolated rain showers today with a high of 87.

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L.E.S. Ecology Center

This Sunday, September 14th, find the Ecology Center set up on the north side of Tompkins Square Park, on Avenue A between E9th and E10th Streets, accepting unwanted electronics for recycling and re-use. We’ll be there from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine.

Rendering: Essex Crossing. SHoP Architects.

TLD Interview: Essex Crossing Development Team Discusses Lower East Side Plans

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New Restaurants and Bars for Fall

July and August might be considered the slow months for Manhattan’s restaurant business, but you couldn’t prove it by the Lower East Side this summer. …

Morning Reads: Bowery Tech Space, ABC No Rio Plans, Russ & Daughters Upper East Side Branch

At 161 Bowery: “a lifestyle office space with all the bells-and-whistles,” plus a Shepard Fairey mural (Real Estate Weekly).

ICYMI: An update on ABC No Rio’s plans for a new building (Bedford & Bowery).

City Council member Margret Chin wants more low income seniors to be exempt from rent increases (Crain’s).

Russ & Daughters is opening a cafe in the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side (NYT).

Good Morning!

A September sunset, from East 3rd Street. Photo by Sean McDowell.

A September sunset, from East 3rd Street. Photo by Sean McDowell.

It will be mostly sunny today with a high around 79 degrees.

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Views & balcony in Seward Park – need we say more?! In case we do, here it is: Light filled living room with triple-width window looking out over the Lower East Side towards the East River. …