East Broadway this morning. Photo by Julie Huang.

Emergency Units on the Scene of Manhole Fire at 138 East Broadway

Thanks to Lo-Down readers Paul Cackler and Julie Huang for sending along photos from the scene on East Broadway this morning, where the block between Rutgers and Pike Street has been closed off due to a manhole fire. …





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Friday, May 20, 2016 | Here’s a look at the new Street Seats at the Essex Street Market. They’ve been installed just in time for tomorrow’s Essex Street Market Block Party | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 77. Cloudy tomorrow with afternoon rain expected and a high of 64. Cloudy and 69 on Sunday | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that participated in Feed Me a Story's latest installment of recipes for their historical "video cookbook."

“Feed Me a Story” Debuts Video Cookbook in Essex Market

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that …

Lower East Side Film Festival: making a big splash at Sixty LES.

Tickets Go on Sale For 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival

Highlights this year include the premiere of Art of the Prank, a documentary about satirist Joey Skaggs; The Rainbow Kid, a gritty coming of age story; and a showing of Streit’s: Matzo & the American Dream. …

45 Rivington St.,

Rivington House Neighbor Quizzes Mayor on WNYC

Can the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions on the former Rivington House nursing facility be reversed? That was the question asked of Mayor de Blasio this morning during an interview on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC program. …

File photo.

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Smith Houses (UPDATED)

Police are looking for four armed robbery suspects involved in a May 5 incident at the Alfred E. Smith Houses. …

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Rivington House Fallout: Mayor Will Personally Sign Off on Future Deed Changes

His administration faces at least three investigations — after city officials lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, allowing the former nursing home to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers. …

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Milan Vatovec took this photo Tuesday evening, looking down Canal Street | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high near 70 and a slight chance of showers | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Silver Sentence Delayed Two Months in Anticipation of Supreme Court Ruling

Silver is waiting on a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which could have bearing on his appeal. …

Greek Jewish Festival 2015.

Greek Jewish Festival Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon on Broome Street

There will be kosher Greek food, entertainment (including traditional Greek dancing) and an outdoor marketplace. You’ll also be able to tour the synagogue, which has been beautifully restored. …

Lower East Side Links

–Beth Israel is expected to announce its downsizing plan within two weeks. [Crain‘s]

–Editorial: The prosecution of Steve Croman is a start but much more needs to be done to battle “landlords from hell.” [New York Times]

–Tenant advocates are renewing their push to abolish rent increases allowed when apartments are vacated. [New York Times]

–Landlord Raphael Toledano will pay more than $1 million to settle claims that he harassed his tenants. [The Real Deal]

–Patricia Field sells the building that formerly housed her Bowery boutique for more than $8 million. [Commercial Observer]

–Is Rivington House the scandal that “just might stick” to the beleaguered mayor? [Village Voice]

–Bucky Turco has new photos inside 190 Bowery, as renovations continue on the iconic building. [Curbed]

–The owner of Old Man Hustle on Essex Street is defiant as a community board panel takes a stand against his liquor license renewal. [DNA Info]

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Concrete From Essex Crossing Site Damages Car on Clinton Street

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the Essex Crossing construction site on Clinton Street yesterday afternoon after pieces of concrete …

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | This photo of Clinton Street was submitted by Prabhdeep Singh | Weather: Cloudy this morning with some clearing expected by the afternoon and a high of 66 | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.