Lower East Side Links

A NYPD Skywatch tower goes up in Tompkins Square Park and a petition urges the mayor to take it down (EV Grieve).

A woman was shot in the foot as bullets started flying outside the Riis Houses (Daily News).

A climate scientist predicts sea levels will rise much higher than previously predicted. Are developing plans to protect the East Side and other areas of New York sufficient? (New York Magazine)

Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Real Estate sells 31 2nd Avenue for $29 million (Real Deal).





Police say a security camera captured images of the suspects inside the victim's apartment building.

Three Teenagers Indicted in Connection With Eldridge Street Rape





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Thursday, July 23, 2015 | David Sierra took this photo at the Brooklyn Bridge | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 86 | Happening Today: “Street Art & the Lower East Side,” a talk with photographer Yoav Litwin and artist Al Diaz at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St., 6:30 p.m. | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Birds & Bubbles instagram.

LES Bites: Contra Celebrates, Kiki’s in the Times, Ruth Taube’s LES

Marta Valle High School, 145 Stanton St.

Parents Protest Removal of Principal From Marta Valle High School

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Council Member Chin Says She Will Not Be “Bullied” By Uber

Photo taken from a balcony at the Seward Co-op; thanks to Jeremy Bolger for access.

Housing Forum Tonight Covers Issues Around Loft Law, Live/Work Quarters

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | Nancy Linn took this photo in Seward Park | Weather: Not quite as hot today. Sunny skies expected with a high of 87 | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

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East Side Flood Protection Workshops Coming Up

Bea Arthur Residence rendering.

Bea Arthur Residence, Home For LGBT Youth, Takes Shape at 222 East 13th St.

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Mezcal & Tequila Cocktail Event at Botanic Lab July 28

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Silver Draws $1.5 Million From Campaign Fund to Pay Lawyers

The view from the rooftop of 93 Bowery. Photo courtesy: Roodtop 93.

Rooftop Cocktail Lounge Opens at Wyndham Garden Chinatown

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bowery skyline

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Here’s a look up the Bowery from the Wyndham Garden Chinatown last night | Weather: It will only be slightly cooler today. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a high of 91 | Happening Today: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer holds a forum on police-community relations at the Manny Cantor Center, 6-9 p.m., 197 East Broadway | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

400-402 Grand St.

Essex Crossing Updates: 400 Grand St. Demolition, Job Training Workshop