Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden's Facebook page.

Petition: Establish a Lower East Side Community Garden District

Morning Reads: Vision Zero Report Card, Rent Law Primer, Moscot at 100

Vision Zero: The mayor says 2014 was the safest year on record, but an analysis shows more cyclists died last year compared with 2013 (WNYC).

A look at the mayor’s uphill battle to win a stronger rent regulation law in Albany (Bloomberg).

New York hotel construction is still booming (Post).

Assemblyman Brian Kolb says a story in the Post accusing him of blocking a coup attempt against Sheldon Silver is “a fabrication that borders on slander.” (Irondequoit Post)

A quirky filmmaker is indicted for holding up a Chinatown bank. His lawyer says: “He’s an artist. Artists are different. They have a lot of idiosyncrasies.” (Daily News)

Moscot celebrates 100 years on the Lower East Side (Daily Beast).

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks is coming to East 2nd Street (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).


Suspect Wanted in String of Lower East Side Assaults

Good Morning!

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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 | This morning’s photo was taken by Bahram Foroughi at the Williamsburg Bridge | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 35  | Happening Today: A public hearing will be held at the Manny Cantor Center on the $335 million plan to build a flood barrier in East River Park | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.

Essex Crossing Site 2; view from the intersection of Delancey and Essex streets. Credit: Handel Architects.

Renderings: Here’s Your First Look at Essex Crossing (Phase1)

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Elliman: Subway Sandwich Shop Part of “Repositioning Plan” For a “Changing Neighborhood”

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The Set List: Live Music on the L.E.S.

Here’s TLD Contributor Flora Theden’s weekly run-down of the best live music on the Lower East Side. …

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Community Board Applications Are Due at the End of January

Rendering: Bjarke Ingels Group.

Task Force Begins Planning For $335 Million East River Flood Barrier

Morning Reads: Silver’s Stance on Charter Schools, Manitoba’s Endangered, Art Openings

Sheldon Silver is skeptical about raising the charter school cap and he’s not inclined to give charters more money (Daily News).

Manitoba’s is in danger of closing (EV Grieve).

As New York experiences an extended cold spell, the Bowery Mission is on the front lines to house the homeless (Gotham Gazette).

Last week’s art openings had a festive feel (Observer).

“Contemplating death — your own, other people’s,” at the American Realness Festival (NYT).

Good Morning!

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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Joel Raskin took this photo on Delancey Street | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 35  | Happening Today: Developers of the big Essex Crossing project publicly unveil their phase 1 designs at a meeting of Community Board 3’s land use committee | Send us your photos and tips | Subscribe to our daily email.

142 Henry St.

Ryan Piers Williams, America Ferrera’s Husband, Opens Art Show at 142 Henry St.

Paul Shapiro Trio.

LES Bites: Russ & Daughters Music Series, Pig Fried Chicken Feast, Dirty French’s French Dip

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Seward Park Library Closed Until Jan. 31