Photo from Vintage Thrift’s Instagram.
A not-for-profit organization that supports the United Jewish Council of the East Side is on the hunt for a …
–The mayor says he might rethink a contract awarded to Slate Property Group in Brooklyn. Slate is one of the firms that acquired Rivington House. He said yesterday: “We’re going to take a very hard look at that situation. That contract has not been finalized… I think what they did was inappropriate… Anyone who seeks to do business with the city of New York… (and) mislead(s) us needs to know there will be consequences.” [Daily News]
–Commercial leasing takes a tumble as worries about a slump in New York’s economy increase. [Real Deal]
–Cops are looking for a woman who knocked over an 82-year old man in a building on Rivington Street, stealing a gold necklace. [DNA Info]
–“A cheeky Instagram model and artist copped to disorderly conduct Wednesday stemming from a Lower East Side pot arrest.” In an episode outside 106 Rivington St., Anna Barratt “had made her problems worse by pushing NYPD Police Officer Luis Perez. He said in a criminal complaint that handcuffing her was a two-person job.” [Daily News]
–“Chinatown Fair” reviewed: “The Lost Arcade is an enjoyable and nostalgic portrait of a bygone era and a local institution that has now lost the pungent atmospheric flavor that made it so unique.” [Hollywood Reporter]
–A new bar, VNYL, on 3rd Avenue will feature Long Island ice teas on tap and candied bacon quinoa sushi. [EV Grieve]
Karpoff Affiliates is your single stop for life’s transitions & real estate brokerage needs. If you or a family member cannot live on your …
Until a few days ago, I didn’t know Maureen Cooke well; we had really never talked much… Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week, I stopped at Maureen’s post: “This is the hardest day of my life.” …
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Anna Angelidakis sent along this photo from the Henry M. Jackson Playground (Madison & Henry streets), where a $1.7 million reconstruction project is underway. | Weather: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers and a high of 90. A heat advisory has been posted until 8 p.m. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.
Our friends at the Living Theatre are hosting an open dress rehearsal tomorrow at University Settlement’s Performance Project in celebration of their upcoming “Know …
Starting August 16th, New Yorkers can enroll for a free ID NYC card at the pop-up enrollment center in the Museum of Chinese in America. …
–Four suspects were arrested in an alleged blessing scheme in Chinatown. Cops said “one woman was ripped off of $280,000 and jewelry on Grand Street.” [Channel 2]
–Red Square, the East Houston Street rental complex, has reportedly been sold for $100 million. [EV Grieve]
–Rivington House co-owner, the Slate Group, faces new controversy over its redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory site. Now an investor, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, has also come under fire. [Daily News]
–In an “exclusive” story, WABC-TV touts Don Lee’s plan to reopen Park Row, which has been shut down since 9/11. What the story doesn’t mention: Don Lee is a candidate for the state assembly seat in Lower Manhattan. [Channel 7]
–More on very preliminary planning for an expanded pedestrian and bike path on the Brooklyn Bridge. [Gothamist]
–There’s a new documentary called, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” It’s the story of a Chinatown bank that beat criminal charges. [Chicago Tribune]
–Adventures in urban design: students nationwide imagine an alternative, sustainable future at Essex Crossing. [Curbed]
2BR Penthouse Apartment with Views, Light and Air!
Move right into this beautifully renovated 2 bedroom/1 bath penthouse apartment with stunning views of …
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Lee Brozgol took this photo on Broome Street, in front of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. | Weather: Cloudy skies today with scattered thunderstorms and a high of 84. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: email@example.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.
255 East Houston St.
Following a victory at the City Planning Commission, developer Samy Mahfar took his battle to rezone a portion of East …
Tomorrow night’s SummerStage performance features longstanding local favorite, NuBlu Orchestra. The group was born out of the core group of musicians associated with the Lower East Side club on Avenue C of the same name. …
–The city is thinking about an expansion of the severely overcrowded pedestrian/bike path on the Brooklyn Bridge. [New York Times]
–A developer plans to demolish five buildings on East 11th Street to make room for a luxury hotel. The Landmarks Preservation Commission declined a request to protect the historic structures. [EV Grieve]
–Extell Development pulls the plug on another uptown project as questions persist about its ability to finance One Manhattan Square, the 80-story luxury tower now under construction in the Two Bridges area. [The Real Deal]
–One political observer says the worst part of the mayor’s mishandling of the Rivington House matter is, “the sidestepping and stonewalling, the half-truths, untruths, and sophistry,” [Gotham Gazette]
–An Airbnb guest steals belongings worth $5,000 from an apartment on Henry Street. [DNA Info]
–The legendary Camera Club reboots for a new generation on Baxter Street. [Hyperallergic]
–Developer Aby Rosen has a message for Donald Trump. [Real Deal]
East River Co-Op 1 BR With Balcony! New to Market! Bright apartment with South & East exposures. The eat-in kitchen is large with a full size window. It was recently updated with new cabinets, counters and floor plus modern appliances. …
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | Mark Lewis Glickman captured yesterday’s brilliant East River sunrise. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of 86.| If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.