Lower East Side Links

–Controversial landlord Raphael Toledano faces foreclosure of one of his East Village portfolios. [The Real Deal]

–The de Blasio administration broke off talks with Airbnb just after a major donation from a labor union and apartment-sharing opponent. [Daily News]

–Supporters of the Elizabeth Street Garden are protesting outside the mayor’s gym this morning. [DNA Info]

–LGBTQ activists made a statement by marching in this year’s Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown. [Huffington Post]

–Looking back through the years at Chinatown’s art collectives. [Hyperallergic]

–A look at some of the items featured in the political memorabilia show held at St. Mary’s Church over the weekend. [Bedford & Bowery]





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Leaders in the Two Bridges neighborhood read a statement during an environmental review meeting Jan. 18.

Tenant Leaders in Two Bridges Area Are “Disappointed” After Bid For Delay is Rejected

Leaders in the Two Bridges neighborhood read a statement during an environmental review meeting Jan. 18.

As we reported yesterday, three development teams planning …

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 | David Sierra took this photo on Allen Street. | Weather: The rain will keep up throughout the morning and then we’ll see more showers in the agternoon and tonight with a high of 49. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Winter DayLife 2015. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here are some of the cultural events happening in the neighborhood this week: …

Rendering shows huge new towers dotting the East Side waterfront.

Developers in Two Bridges Area Decline Request to Push Back Environmental Review

In a statement released today, the developers of three large-scale projects in the Two Bridges neighborhood are declining a request from residents to delay an environmental review in the area. …

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Missing: 80-Year-Old Resident of Catherine Street

Police have put out an alert this morning for a missing man on the Lower East Side.

He’s 80-year-old Yulen Zeng, who was last …

Lower East Side Links

–Some de Blasio aides are jittery about what the mayor is going to say when he’s interviewed by the U.S. Attorney. A federal inquiry into the mayor’s fundraising practices is believed to include the Rivington House debacle. [New York Post]

–Editorial: The tale of two Daniels (Squadron and Garodnick) tells one disturbing story: Big de Blasio donors seemingly greasing the skids, damn the law and the consequences. [Daily News]

–The State Legislature is poised to delay plastic bag fee legislation championed by local City Council member Margaret Chin. [New York Times]

–A first rendering of the Moxie Hotel coming to East 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

–Photos from Chinatown during yesterday’s Lunar New Year Parade. [Gothamist]

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Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 | Jennie Yin took this photo in Chinatown yesterday during the Lunar New Year Parade. | Weather: Sunny today with a high of 44 and showers developing late tonight. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Forsyth Street at East Broadway, Feb. 2. Photo by bialystoker_les.

City Denies Permit For Yep Tours at 2 Pike St., as Crackdown Continues in Chinatown

Forsyth Street at East Broadway, Feb. 2. Photo by bialystoker_les.

New York City law enforcement authorities have been cracking down on Yep Tours, an …

A Fleeting Sign of Resistance on the Lower East Side

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TLD reader Nina Watkins snapped this photo on the FDR at Delancey Street this morning. She said cops removed it around 9 a.m.

Lower East Side Links

–Hroan Zokari of Stop 1 Gourmet Deli was one of hundreds of bodega owners to close up yesterday as part of a protest against Donald Trump’s immogration policies. The Lower East Side businessman said: “We’re not gonna take this laying down… It’s gonna show not only New Yorkers but it’s gonna show nationwide what immigrants do for this country. We play a role in every community.” [Daily Beast]

–Extell is offering 50% commissions upfront as an incentive to brokers selling One Manhattan Square, the massive condo complex being built on the Lower East Side. [The Real Deal]

–As part of AEG Live’s acquisition of Bowery Presents, the LES-based company will be moving out of its Ludlow Street offices into a space in the Flatiron District. [Commercial Observer]

–Another look at the beautiful eastern window at the Museum at Eldridge Street. [Untapped Cities]

–MOMA’s Paul Jackson is joining the New Museum as communication director. [Art News]

–Chinese Tuxedo’s menu “reveals both the past and the present. [The New Yorker]

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Elevated Lead Levels Found in Drinking Water at NEST+m

Elevated levels of lead have been found in the drinking water of several New York City schools, including NEST+m, the Lower East Side school …