Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

New Owner Reportedly Identified For Rivington House Nursing Home

Third Street Artist Perf Series

Arts Watch: Third Street Music School Presents Free Concert Series

Celebrating 120 years as New York City’s oldest community music school, Third Street Music School Settlement in the East Village will present a weekly …


The CBGB Music & Film Festival Starts Today

Taking place today through Sunday, October 12th, the massive CBGB Festival presents music, films, industry talks and special events at a variety of venues throughout …


LES Bites: Restaurant Amnesty Week, Wylie Dufresne Q&A, Pig & Khao No. 2

Recipe secrets from LES chefs, the grain bowl trend and more in your midweek restaurant and bar roundup. …

Morning Reads: IBM Watson’s Big Day, Park Spending Details, LES Restaurateur’s Design Sense

IBM Watson, boasting a workforce of 600, opens its new Astor Place headquarters today (NY Business Journal).

Police look for a bank robber who has hit locations throughout the city, including on 2nd Avenue (Channel 2).

Why a Lower East Side man was sentenced to six years in prison for carrying a knife (Village Voice).

More on the mayor’s initiative to improve neglected neighborhood parks. Work is not expected to begin until 2016 at the earliest (NYT).

Balthazar has signed a 10 year lease in Soho (Page Six).

Hanging out on the Lower East Side with Phil Winser of Fat Radish (Esquire).

NYPD surveillance image.

Cops Look For Suspect Who Beat Victim With Hammer at Rutgers Houses

Good Morning!

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Photo by Chris Castillo.

Partly cloudy and breezy today with a high of 72.

team pickle

Pickle Day is Back on the Lower East Side Sunday, October 19

Luther Gulick Park. Photo credit: Friends of Gulick Park, 2012.

De Blasio Allocates More Than $8 Million For Lower East Side Parks (Updated)

Rivington House.

Op/Ed: A Requiem for Rivington House

Morning Reads: Funding For Poor Parks, Samuel Dickstein, “Gotham’s” Chinatown Vibe

Today the mayor announces an initiative to funnel $130 million into small parks in low income neighborhoods.  One park mentioned in news reports is Luther Gulick Park on Willett Street, a project that was already fully funded thanks to the efforts of community activists. State Senator Daniel Squadron has championed funding equity, but called on wealthy park conservancies to pitch in. The de Blasio plan is publicly funded (NYT).

Thor Equities picks up 195 Bowery, a commercial building, for $4 million (Commercial Observer).

The office/condo portion of the East West Bank Building at 77 Bowery has been put on the market; it is expected to fetch up to $30 million (Real Deal).

People who live near the Avenue A 7-Eleven have had it with the store’s noisy refrigeration units (Channel 2).

All about Samuel Dickstein, U.S. Congressman — Soviet spy. As you may know, a campaign is underway to remove his name from a Lower East Side street (Politico).

A look at newly released letters from Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (NYT).

The new Batman series, “Gotham,” includes plenty of LES/Chinatown scenes (Guardian).

Haunted house as performance art: inside Blackout, a very dark Halloween-themed experience on East Houston Street (Daily Beast).

Good Morning!

bowery wall

Os Gemeos’ 2009 Bowery mural re-emerges.

Mostly cloudy today with a chance of a stray rain shower in the afternoon and a high of 74. Steady rain is in the forecast tonight.

BMX rider Tyrone Williams.  Photo by Alex M. Smith.

My LES: Tyrone Williams

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with Tyrone Williams, who owns Dah Shop bike shop at 134 Division St., and is a BMX freestyle rider. …

Photo via Seahorse Fitness web site/Gang Wu.

Seahorse Swim Club Plans to Reopen at Masaryk Towers

upscaling downtown

Panel Talk With Author of “Upscaling Downtown,” New Book on LES Nightlife