165 East Broadway.

Now Open: Wu’s Wonton King in Former Wing Shoon Space on East Broadway

165 East Broadway.

There’s new life for the storefront at 165 East Broadway that once housed the legendary Garden Cafeteria and Cantonese standby Wing …





49 Monroe St., the site of a new restaurant from the Forgtmenot team.

After Heated Debate, CB3 Approves Liquor Permit For New Restaurant From Forgtmenot Team

Community Board 3 voted 27-11 last night to support a liquor permit application for a new restaurant on Monroe Street from the team that owns Forgtmenot and Kiki’s. …





Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 6; Dattner Architects.

NYU Langone Signs Lease For 55,000 Sq. Ft. Medical Center at Essex Crossing

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 6; Dattner Architects.

Delancey Street Associates, the consortium building Essex Crossing, is announcing this morning that it has signed …

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Wednesday, January 27, 2015 | Joel Raskin took this still-snowy photo on Delancey Street near Columbia Street | Weather: Count on more melting today. Cloudy this morning with more sunshine in the afternoon and a high of 44 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com, join our Flickr pool or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.

East River Waterfront. File photo.

Community Development Corp. Created For East River Waterfront

As you probably know, a lot is happening on the East River Waterfront. The federal and city governments have committed more than $600 million to build a flood protection system and new recreational areas from East 23rd Street to the Battery. …

Lost Weekend in the snow. Image via Instagram.

Coffee Shop/Surf Store Lost Weekend is Closing

After almost five years on the Lower East Side, Lost Weekend is closing up shop at the end of this week. The coffee, surf and lifestyle store at 45 Orchard St. quickly became a popular local hangout after opening in the summer of 2011. …

Lower East Side Links

The Times has more on the police shooting at the Riis Houses last night.

–The former home of artist Frank Stella on East 13th Street sells for $22 million, according to the Real Deal.

Dezeen Magazine profiles the new building at 120 Allen St. that is being described as an “aparthotel.”

–The Philadelphia-based burger outpost, PYT, has closed its location on the Bowery after just three months, notes EV Grieve.

The Observer profiles Jeremiah Cymerman who’s a manager at Russ & Daughters, as well as a “clarinet-wielding sound deconstructionist and John Zorn protégé.”

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Police Shoot Suspect at Riis Houses Overnight; Officers Say He Brandished a Knife

A man with a knife was shot late last night by police at the Jacob Riis Houses on FDR Drive. According to the Daily News, the incident happened inside a 7th floor hallway of the public housing complex, located near East 6th Street. …

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Joe Soldevere took this photo of the snow-covered sea lions in East River Park | Weather: Partly cloudy this morning with rain showers developing in the afternoon and a high of 42 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com, join our Flickr pool or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.

Here He Comes: Chinatown’s Giant Snowman (2016 Edition)

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We’ve been waiting… and waiting… since the big storm. When would Chinatown’s Giant Snowman make his first 2016 showing at the corner of Essex Street and Canal Street. No fear, our friends at the local grocery are working away. Thanks to Carol Anastasio for this first shot.

Pike Street, December 2012.

Yo! Bus Gives Up on Chinatown While Industry as a Whole Thrives

CityLab (a publication of The Atlantic) takes a look at a new study showing that the intercity (“Chinatown”) bus business is once again booming. More about that in a moment. Within the story there’s a tidbit of special interest locally. …

Don Lee announces his candidacy in Chinatown Jan. 25, 2016.

Don Lee Enters the Race For the 65th Assembly District

Don Lee, a Chinatown community activist and technology executive, declared his candidacy today for the State Assembly. He’s seeking to fill the seat held for 40 years by Sheldon Silver, who was forced to relinquish his office after being convicted of federal corruption crimes. …

FDNY EMS Center at Pier 36.

NYC Looking For Snow Laborers This Week

FDNY EMS Center at Pier 36.

Mayor de Blasio came to the fire department’s Emergency Medical Service unit at Pier 36 this morning to …

Lower East Side Links

–Cops are looking for a dozen suspects — pickpockets who have targeted unsuspecting victims in Chinatown, reports the Post.

The Daily News reports that Sheldon Silver’s chief of staff, Judy Rapfogel, left the state payroll as of January 13.

–Crain’s focus on the lunacy of New York’s scaffold law.

Next City has a look at new research detailing how gentrification impacts the residents of public housing. One of the developments examined was the Riis Houses on the Lower East Side.

The Forward reviews Ted Merwin’s “Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli.”

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Monday, January 25, 2016 | Brendan Blank came across this huge snow creature on Allen Street, between Grand and Broome streets. Her little friend, mugging for the camera, seems pretty impressed | Weather: After our near-record storm, we’re expecting a mix of sun and clouds today and a high of 38 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com, join our Flickr pool or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.