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(Video) Suspect Wanted in Lower East Side Sexual Assault

Police have released better security camera footage showing a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a residential building elevator near Stanton and Pitt streets. …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo of New York City’s skyline from the Lower East Side a few months ago | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with scattered thunderstorms and a high of 72 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.


Photos: Crane Crashed Into 133 Essex St.

There was some excitement on Essex Street this afternoon and evening. A crane tipped into a condo building, 133 Essex St., the “man lift” …

Construction Crane Tipped on Essex Street

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It looks like a crane has tipped onto a building at 133 Essex St., near Rivington.  Emergency vehicles are on the scene where the top of the crane appears to be stuck in a window. According to NY1, “the FDNY says it is investigating a possible unstable cherry picker.”

Update: At around 7:30p.m., the cherry picker, which was jammed in a top floor window, was removed and brought down safely.

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…

Photo: New York City District Attorneys office.

Saturday at Grand Street Settlement, You Can Take Care of Old Warrants

Coming up this Saturday on the Lower East Side, there’s a chance for people with outstanding warrants to take care of the legal cloud hanging over their heads. …

Elected officials and other community leaders held a news conference at Rivington House April 7.

Community Board 3: Too Early to Talk Compensation; Return Rivington House Now

Community Board 3 tomorrow night is likely to take a stronger position than that of local elected officials in calling for the return of Rivington House to the Lower East Side as a health care facility. …

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Photos: Chin & Squadron Compete For Chinatown “Top Chef” Honors

Politics in Chinatown is often hotly contested. But on Friday at a senior center across from Columbus Park, only the giant woks were too …

Lower East Side Links

–Editorial: A plastic bag fee being advanced by local Council member Margaret Chin “would go a long way toward eliminating this hideous feature of our urban landscape.” [Crain’s]

–Lower East Side artist Roland Legiardi-Laura, a longtime board member of Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, has died. [EV Grieve]

–LES Resident Laurie Gwen Shapiro tells the story of her neighbor the Nazi hunter. [The Forward]

–Asked and answered: All about Shabbos elevators. [New York Times]

–The Lucky Bee will not have full gas service until June [DNA Info]

–Animal control was called to drag a possum out of Clinton Street Baking Company. “He tried to cut the brunch line, and we had to call the authorities,” said co-owner Dede Lahman. [New York Post]

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Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were “frantically” trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February. …

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Monday, April 25, 2016 | David O’Brien captured the colorful signage of East Broadway from the Manhattan Bridge | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with showers developing after midnight and a high of 70 | 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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Police Search For Suspect in Attempted Rape Near Pitt & Stanton Streets

Police are looking for a suspect who tried to sexually assault a woman Saturday afternoon near Pitt and Stanton streets. …

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Seven New Members Join Community Board 3

Usually at about this time, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office puts out a master list of annual community board appointments. We haven’t seen this year’s version, but the new appointees have been added to Community Board 3’s website. …

150 Rivington St. rendering by Volley Studio, via the New York Times.

Here’s the Shiny Future of the Former Streit’s Property at 150 Rivington St.

The developers and/or the New York Times chose the start of Passover to unveil their glassy vision of the former Streit’s Matzo site at 150 Rivington St. …

Lower East Side Links

–A look at how Ben Shaoul’s luxury condos next to Katz’s Deli will change the Lower East Side. The story also includes an image from the new residential building replacing Streit’s Matzo. {New York Times]

–“Sheldon Silver doesn’t get it,” fumes the Times’ editorial board. Silver, “felon, symbol of all that is rotten in New York State government, is still ducking and weaving, saying much but revealing little, heedless of the shame and opprobrium clinging to him like cat hair on a coat.” [New York Times]

–A bouncer at “Dinner on Ludlow” shoved a man to the ground April 17. The victim required stitches. [DNA Info]

–A year ago, investigative reporters asked for documents from the city related to the operations of a group home in Brooklyn. Three boys escaped from that facility and raped a woman on Eldridge street. The city has not complied with the request. [Pro Publica]

–“Over the past 18 months or so,” writes Roberta Smith, “the Lower East Side has become gallery central for New York City. You can’t throw a cellphone without hitting a gallery, and quite a few are moving targets.” [New York Times]

–Ethan Hawke will join the jury for this year’s Lower East Side Film Festival. [Variety]