Greek Jewish Festival 2015.

Greek Jewish Festival Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon on Broome Street

There will be kosher Greek food, entertainment (including traditional Greek dancing) and an outdoor marketplace. You’ll also be able to tour the synagogue, which has been beautifully restored. …

Lower East Side Links

–Beth Israel is expected to announce its downsizing plan within two weeks. [Crain‘s]

–Editorial: The prosecution of Steve Croman is a start but much more needs to be done to battle “landlords from hell.” [New York Times]

–Tenant advocates are renewing their push to abolish rent increases allowed when apartments are vacated. [New York Times]

–Landlord Raphael Toledano will pay more than $1 million to settle claims that he harassed his tenants. [The Real Deal]

–Patricia Field sells the building that formerly housed her Bowery boutique for more than $8 million. [Commercial Observer]

–Is Rivington House the scandal that “just might stick” to the beleaguered mayor? [Village Voice]

–Bucky Turco has new photos inside 190 Bowery, as renovations continue on the iconic building. [Curbed]

–The owner of Old Man Hustle on Essex Street is defiant as a community board panel takes a stand against his liquor license renewal. [DNA Info]

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Concrete From Essex Crossing Site Damages Car on Clinton Street

Clinton Street, near Broome Street, yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the Essex Crossing construction site on Clinton Street yesterday afternoon after pieces of concrete …

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | This photo of Clinton Street was submitted by Prabhdeep Singh | Weather: Cloudy this morning with some clearing expected by the afternoon and a high of 66 | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.

70 Hester St.

Former First Roumanian Synagogue Sells to Brazilian Developer

A synagogue building dating to 1860 is changing hands for $5.9 million. Commercial Observer reports that Brazilian developer Eduardo de Souza Ramos of Cerfco Participações is the new owner of a building that once housed the First Roumanian-American Congregation. …

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Lower East Side Young Historians Unveil Catherine Street Signs

During the past few years, we’ve been following an innovative program at P.S. 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology on Catherine Street. Lower East Side Young …

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Family Fun Day at Corlears Hook Park on Sunday, May 22

Check out what’s happening to kick off summer in the park. …

32 Mulberry St.

At CB3 Liquor Meeting, a Rough Night For the New Team in Le Baron Space

Something possessed us to stop by Community Board 3’s liquor permit hearing last night (we will never learn). Here’s what happened in the three hours we were there. …

Photo by ABC No Rio, 2014.

ABC No Rio: Packing Up Ahead of Rivington Street Demolition, Rebuilding

It’s been talked about for years. Now ABC Rio is making final plans to move out of 156 Rivington St., a crumbling building that will be replaced by a new home for the radical arts center. …

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Brian Redman took this photo above Essex and Delancey streets | Weather: Cloudy skies today with a chance of a few stray showers and a high of 67 | Get The Morning Lo-Down every weekday – fresh Lower East Side news delivered to your in-box. Sign up here.


New York Funny Songs Festival Kicks off 5th and Final Fest This Thursday

The 5th and final New York Funny Songs Fest kicks off this Thursday, May 19th at The Unicorn (105 Henry St. at Pike St.). …

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Wednesday Info Session: Essex Crossing Construction Jobs

On Wednesday afternoon, you can find out about upcoming job prospects at the big Essex Crossing construction site.

The development consortium, Delancey Street Associates, …


An Edict From “President Trump” on Orchard Street

Joshua Wind spotted this sign on Orchard Street yesterday. It reads, “Muslims must wear identity jackets at all times… Thank you for your cooperation.” …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. Photo via Council member Ben Kallos' Twitter feed.

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco. …

577 FDR Drive.

Rape Victim Sues NYCHA After Attack at Baruch Houses

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Bowie and charged him with the attack, as well as two other attempted rapes on the Lower East Side on the same day. …