Lower East Side Links

–A blizzard warning goes into effect at midnight tonight. 12-20 inches of snow expected, forecasters allege. [NYC Emergency Management]

–Report: “Black and Hispanic neighborhoods (in New York City) struggling with poverty bear the brunt of the battle to shelter the homeless, not affluent white communities.” On the Lower East Side, for example,” there’s a poverty rate of 25% and more than 1,000 homeless beds. On the Upper East Side, where the poverty rate is below 10%, there are only 80 homeless beds. [Daily News]

–66-year-old Ernest Rossi hangs on to his family’s Grand Street business, E. Rossi & Company, one of the last mom-and-pop stores in Little Italy. He has no children, so the unusual gift shop will fade away when he retires. [New York Times]

–New Yorkers can’t get in the door at Katz’s Deli because tourist traffic is “out of control.” It’s time to institute a “locals first” policy at the Lower East Side landmark. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

–An interview with Lower East Side artist Lee Brozgol, whose “work has deep roots in American culture—gritty, political art that offers a scathing, profound, and heartbreaking look at our country.” [Tablet]

–Lower East Side-based choreographer Paul Taylor debuts new works at Lincoln Center. [New York Times]

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Monday, March 13, 2017 | Dusk on the Lower East Side… Adrian Jones took this photo over the weekend. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 35. Snow will develop late tonight. A Blizzard Warning has been posted from midnight Tuesday-midnight Wednesday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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(Video) Brutal Beatdown on Orchard Street Friday Morning (Updated)

Police have released video showing a brutal attack on Orchard Street early Friday morning. …

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Snow Day

Snow photos from the community. Claire Connors sent along the above image from Montgomery Street at Samuel Dickstein Plaza.

Lee Brozgol noticed this brave …

Last summer's bounty at the Grand Street CSA.

Early Bird Signup For Grand Street CSA Ends March 15

Sure, we’re in the middle of a spring snowstorm, but summer will be here before you know it. This means it’s time to start thinking about the Grand Street CSA. …

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Owner of Seward Park Liquors Retracts Some Statements About His Landlord

Here’s an update on the situation at Seward Park Liquors. …

Lower East Side Links

–A former NYU student has won a $29 million lawsuit against an East Village property owner in connection with her 2008 fall from a fire escape. [New York Post]

–Merryl Tisch remembers going to the Seward Park Library as a little girl. Now she’s giving $20 million to the New York Public Library to expand education programs. [New York Times]

–In light of this week’s collision with a taxi cab on Grand Street, which left an 87-year-old man severely injured, “safe street” advocates say the city is failing to protect seniors. [Streetsblog]

–A look at New York City’s bodega culture and the forces that threaten bodegas on the Lower East Side and elsewhere. [NPR]

–Why is our congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, so determined to bring pandas to New York? It’s a long story. [New York Magazine]

–Neighborhood cat history: Recalling police mascots Buster, Topsy and Yaller. And yes, there really is a blog dedicated to the “unusual animal tales of old New York.” [The Hatching Cat h/t Laurie Gwen Shapiro]

–In appreciation of a lost art: A visit to Henry Bookbinding. [New York Times]

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corlears hook cop

Friday, March 10, 2017 | Walking the beat: Andrea DiFiore took this photo a few days ago on the footbridge between Corlears Hook Park and East River Park. | Weather: No blue sky and sunshine today. Look for 1-3 inches of snow, winds gusting to 15 mph and a high of 39. Partly cloudy and temperatures in the mid 30s over the weekend.  Don’t forget to spring forward. Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday.| If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Forgtmenot Team Opens Monroe, a Lush Mediterranean Restaurant in Two Bridges Area

This green oasis is the latest project from the team behind Forgtmenot and Kiki’s, the popular local spots on Division Street. …

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Rivington House Forum Takes Place on Sunday

Here’s a reminder about an event coming up on Sunday. It’s a forum to discuss what’s next for Rivington House. Here’s a section of …

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13 Women Arrested in Columbus Circle Protest Taken to 7th Precinct

Thirteen women arrested during protests at Columbus Circle yesterday were brought to the 7th Precinct on Pitt Street for processing. …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Here was the scene in Kimlau Square at the end of East Broadway yesterday afternoon. | Weather: Sunny but windy today with a high of 58. Look for rain, starting late tonight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.