Chinese in America Film Series to Screen “Reunification” at Chatham Square Library

Our friends at Chatham Square Library are hosting a new “Chinese in America Film Series,” devoted to exploring the diverse stories of those with …


Lowline “Young Ambassador” Applications Due Sept. 16

During the summer, the Lowline opened applications for its Young Ambassadors Program. It’s a paid 6-month mentorship and job training program for 16 local …

Lower East Side Links

–Opinion: A preview of tomorrow’s Primary Election in the 65th Assembly District: “(Sheldon) Silver is gone, and Tuesday’s Democratic primary will be the first truly competitive one since the disco era, a turning point for the district’s leadership.” [AMNY]

–Another newspaper endorsement in the assembly race: “Gigi Li has all the tools to be the district’s best representative on Day One. As a community board chair with deep roots in the district, she ably and professionally served the community’s needs, fighting for affordable housing and raising flags about Rivington House, where a lifted deed restriction gave developers the right to turn a nursing home into luxury condos.” [AMNY]

–A profile of Assembly candidate Alice Cancel. [Broadsheet]

–A profile of Assembly candidate Don Lee. [Broadsheet]

–There’s a new documentary film about the failed prosecution of a Chinatown bank. “In its intimate, well-bserved way,” Abacus: Small Enough To Jail  “is deeply moving and subtly shaming.” [Screen Daily]

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9/11 light

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 | Pat Arnow took this photo of the “Towers of Light” in commemoration the 15th anniversary of 9/11. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 78. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


(Video) Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns Sept. 25

Lower East Side Pickle Day is coming back to Orchard Street Sept. 25. Just yesterday, the organizers at the LES Partnership put out a …

Lower East Side Links

–The Daily News endorses Paul Newell in the Democratic Primary in the 65th Assembly District. [Daily News]

–The candidates in the 65th AD discuss environmental issues. [Villager]

–A profile of Assembly candidate Yuh-Line Niou. [Broadsheet]

–There’s a Democratic State Committee debate at Henry Street Settlement tonight. [Facebook]

–The developer of a new 12-story residential and retail complex on the former site of Moscot Eyewear says he’ll break ground in a couple of months. [New York Yimby]

–The Gray Lady checks in on L’Amour Supreme, the street artist working on the 100th gate in the LES Partnership’s “100 Gates” program at Katz’s Deli. [New York Times]

–Designer and “downtown cool girl” Sandy Liang talks about her Lower East Side roots. She grew up alongside Congee Village, her dad’s restaurant. She says of the LES: ” To be honest, I don’t find it that inspiring anymore. I feel like everyone and their mom has honed in on this neighborhood, which is a huge turn off for me. It’s like too cool.” [Paper]


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399 Grand St.

Drinks Begin Flowing at Saluggi’s on Grand Street This Weekend

Food menu will debut when gas service comes on line. …

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Lower East Side Partnership Steps Up Outreach Ahead of Possible Expansion

There’s an online survey plus two upcoming events built around a potential expansion of services and borders of the 25 year-old organization. …

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grand street sunset

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this recent photo of a fiery sunset on Grand Street. | Weather: Partly cloudy early with afternoon thunderstorms likely and a high of 91. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a possible rain shower and a high of 90. Morning clouds/afternoon sun on Sunday with a high of 87. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Lower East Side Links

–Another look at next week’s Democratic Primary Election in which several challengers will seek to unseat Alice Cancel, who won an April special election. “While (Sheldon) Silver’s pall will hang over the (65th Assembly) district for decades to come, this election is its first chance at a fresh start, an argument being made by Cancel’s challengers.” [Gotham Gazette]

–What’s the likely outcome in the six-way race to replace Silver in the Assembly? One political gadfly says: “It’s difficult to know what’s going on in that race even for those who live there and observe it.” [The Jewish Week]

–A conversation with Assembly candidate Paul Newell. [Broadsheet]

–The legendary Hwa Yuan restaurant is set to reopen on East Broadway. [Grub Street]

–Controversial landlord Raphael Toledano is selling four of his buildings for $35 million. [The Real Deal]

–Photographer Brian Rose captures the World Trade Center before and after 9/11. [Curbed]

–Remembering longtime East Village resident Tom Mulligan. [EV Grieve]

–Metropolitan Diary: “Another Sunny Day on the Lower East Side.” [New York Times]

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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 | Here’s another view of the rainbow after the storm a couple of nights ago. Jennifer Perciballi took this amazing photo, showing the Essex Crossing project under construction, the Grand Street Guild and part of the Seward Park Co-op. | Weather: The kids return to school today but it will feel like summer. Partly cloudy, a stray shower and a high of 89. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


50 Bowery.

Chinatown’s Joie de Vivre Hotel Begins Marketing Push

The promotional push is underway for the new Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery …