Good Morning!

Outside a Buddhist temple on Hester Street. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Outside a Buddhist temple on Hester Street. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Sunshine with a few afternoon clouds today and a high of 85.


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Jason Goodman and Andrea Trovato star in Vagabond, directed by Arianna De Giorgi, at FringeNYC. (© EXTRATeatro)

Arts Watch: 18th Annual NYC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The 18th Annual NYC International Fringe Festival is up and running, featuring works from over 200 solo performers and companies for the next 16 days. …


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The Pilgrim store front on Orchard Street.

Shop Talk: Pilgrim, Moo Shoes, Mandate of Heaven and More

Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of Lower East Side shops, sales and new collections to keep your eye on. …

The Bridgerunners participate in EmblemHealth's "Live Healthy" program and meet every Wednesday and walk or run to different parks each week.

“Live Healthy” Classes Bring Outdoor Fitness and Diet Tips to the L.E.S.

The Bridgerunners participate in EmblemHealth’s “Live Healthy” program and meet every Wednesday during the summer.

Contributor Viviane Eng recently checked in on a few …

Morning Reads: Tour Bus Concerns, Fringe 2014, Taking the LES Back to 1900

After Times Square crash, some City Council members want the city to more closely scrutinize the records of tour bus drivers (WSJ).

The Fringe Festival is back, starting this weekend (NYT).

How the set designers for “The Knick” transformed the streets of the Lower East Side and other NYC locations (Post).

“The Beekeeper” comes to Anthology Film Archives August 20 (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).

Chris Martin played a solo set at the Box (Page Six).

Good Morning!

On Stanton Street.

On Stanton Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Sunny with a high of 85 today. Another beautiful summer weekend: sunny and 87 both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!

Inside Rosette.

LES Bites: Rosette’s New Chef, Dimes for Dinner, Thelma on Clinton Reviewed

Morning Reads: Bowery Landmark Listed, Bowien Sues Landlord, Hasidic Rocker Chicks

Photographer Jay Meisel’s building, otherwise known as the former Germania Bank landmark at 190 Bowery, has apparently been listed for sale (Crain’s).

Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese has filed a lawsuit against his former Orchard Street landlord, after a mouse infestation forced the closure of the trendy restaurant (Eater).

A landlord on 1st Avenue is telling his tenants they must get out ahead of likely demolition (EV Grieve).

Gail Collins weighs in on our U.S. senator’s great panda quest: “While it is true that I once wrote that Carolyn Maloney is the kind of politician who would pander to a doorknob, this bear quest seems like a totally worthy endeavor.” (NYT)

At the final season (on Ludlow Street) of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: “There are so many things working against “Othello” at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot that it’s a minor miracle that the show comes together so well. Traffic noise, funky smells and a few fumbled lines plagued one recent performance. Even so, by the end, there was more than a little magic in the air.” (NYT)

The Lower East Side’s Rosario Dawson, out with a new film this month, says:  “I grew up in a culture of poor people helping poor people. No matter how little you have, you can help.” (USA TODAY).

Hasidic rocker chicks come to Arlene’s Grocery tonight (Wall Street Journal).

Have a look at these remarkable images from Chinatown in the 1980′s (Slate).

east river blueway

New Group Called TUFF-LES Forms to Advocate For Waterfront Residents

Good Morning!

On Suffolk Street. Photo by Robin Schatell.

On Suffolk Street. Photo by Robin Schatell.

Mostly sunny today with a high of 84.

Hester Street Fair Mini Golf

9-Hole LES Themed Mini Golf Comes to the Hester Street Fair

Our friends at the Hester Street Fair are getting out the clubs and creating a 9 hole mini golf course that will wind through …

Photo via Cinemax.

Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” Shot Partly on Orchard Street, Premieres Friday

A very impressive press kit arrived on our doorstep in the form of an old fashioned doctor’s bag filled with all sorts of gory goodies, including a preview of Cinemax’s new series, “The Knick.” …

Poet Mykki Blanco will perform August 7 at 7 p.m.

SummerStage Returns to East River Park Tonight


Poet Mykki Blanco will perform at the East River Park Amphitheater on August 7 at 7 p.m.

In the final days of summer, City …