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Susan Levinson caught this sunrise on the LES and sent it along.
–The Tenement Museum, largely dependent on ticket sales, is now facing an uncertain future. Its president says, “We’re not earning anything for four months… Any institution has to wonder what it’s going to look like on the other side (of the coronavirus).” [New York Times]
–Several COVID-19 testing sites have opened near NYCHA complexes, including one at Gouverneur Health. [Channel 7]
–Local City Council Member Carlina Rivera is co-sponsoring legislation that would restore and expand the mayor’s short-lived shared streets program to give cooped up residents room to enjoy the outdoors. [NY1]
–Lower East Side restaurant, LES Enfants de Bohème, is profiled in this piece that looks at the frightening prospects for independent New York City restaurants. [Gothamist]
–A look at how Economy Candy is trying to survive the pandemic. [Gothamist]
–Orchard Street’s Lesley Heller Gallery is closing for good. [Hyperallergic]
–Checking on artist Anton van Dalen, a longtime chronicler of the Lower East Side. [Hyperallergic]
–Remembering Jimmy Webb. [The New Yorker]
It’s been about a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down nonessential businesses, but then failed to include bike shops on the original list of essential workplaces that could stay open. Bike shops were soon added after an outcry from bicycle advocates. Since then, bike shops have been a crucial resource to the city’s two-wheeled commuters, some who cycle to avoid riding subways. …
Here’s an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We’re also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current “on-line-only” reality: …
Tributes are pouring in from punk rock luminaries and Lower East Side neighbors for Jimmy Webb. The owner of I Need More at 75 Orchard St. and the longtime buyer for Trash & Vaudeville died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 62. …
Thanks for this magical photo taken on the Lower East Side last night by Jennifer Rucker, who wrote: “After a day of terrible rain and wind, the weather clears up in time for the nightly clapping. Something we all look forward to each night. Tonight, we got a little sign of hope.”
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