Lower East Side Links

–A man described as emotionally disturbed stabbed two people at the Haven Plaza complex in the East Village yesterday morning. The victims are hospitalized in stable condition. [Channel 4]

–The Rivington House fiasco is one of 16 reasons Mayor de Blasio has had a terrible year. [Daily News]

–Editorial: The mayor claims the city was deceived by the former owners of Rivington House. If that’s the case, he should prove it, rather than concealing information from the public. [Daily News]

–The blog, Chinatown Bus Stories, has led to a book deal.  [Travel & Leisure]

–Mission Chinese might be trying to open a Vietnamese spot in the shuttered Pies & Thighs space on Canal Street. [Bedford & Bowery]





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152 Ludlow St.

Cake Shop is Closing on Ludlow Street After New Year’s Eve

152 Ludlow St.

After 11 years fighting the good fight, Ludlow Street music club Cake Shop is shutting down after New Year’s Eve. The …

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tompkins

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 | David Sierra took this recent photo in Tompkins Square Park.| Weather: The rain will be ending this morning, giving way to sunny skies by the afternoon and a high of 59. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Photo courtesy: Bowery Mission; (c) LookItsEvan | www.lookitsevan.co.

(Photos) Chris Martin Plays Bowery Mission Benefit Concert

We have some photos to share today from the Bowery Mission of last week’s intimate benefit concert by Chris Martin at Mercury Lounge. …

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delancey menorah

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 | Adam Lawrence took this photo on Delancey Street. Chabad of the Lower East Side ushered in Hanukkah Saturday night by lighting their menorah at the intersection of Delancey and Suffolk streets. WE hope you enjoyed ths start of the Jewish holiday, as well as Christmas 2016. | Weather: Cloudy skies with light rain expected this afternoon and tonight and a high of 48. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Basketball City/Pier 36, Dec. 21.

Gouverneur Gardens Co-op Takes Steps to “Reign in Outrageous Behavior” at Pier 36

We have more today about that huge event held by the Satmar Hasidic sect of Brooklyn at Pier 36/Basketball City Tuesday evening. …

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noah wildman photo

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 | Noah Wildman took this photo just after dropping off his kids at East Village Community School. | Weather: Mostly sunny today with a high of 47. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Sen. Squadron attended a media event outside Rivington House earlier this year.

Squadron Calls on City, State to Sue Former Rivington House Owner

Sen. Squadron attended a media event outside Rivington House earlier this year.

We made mention this morning of a somewhat vague report in the …

Lower East Side Links

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron says the mayor should sue the Allure Group for deceiving the city about the Rivington House transaction. [Daily News]

–A not-for-profit nursing home in Brooklyn is suing the Allure Group, its landlord, for $30 million, saying efforts to evict frail patients led to their “untimely deaths.” [New York Post]

–A new mapping tool and database are designed to give community groups a fighting chance in competing with developers for the use of public assets. One pilot project is located at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, where local activists have been trying to reclaim a parks department building for public use. [Next City]

–New York’s tech industry is getting a $250 million home base near Union Square. [Fast Company]

–A judge rules that the city should not dump data from its municipal ID program, at least not until a full hearing takes place next month. [New York Times]

–The acclaimed Bowery restaurant, Pearl & Ash, has closed. [Eater]

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hester street

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Here was the midday scene yesterday on Hester Street between Forsyth and Chrystie streets. | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 47. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

Chrystie Street, near Canal Street.

New Chrystie Street Bike Lane Makes Its Formal Debut

The city’s transportation commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, came to the Lower East Side today to celebrate the installation of a new two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street. …

Lower East Side Links

–Anthony Iovenitti, a Hells Angels “prospect,” was arrested in connection with last week’s shooting in front of the East 3rd Street club last week. [New York Post]

–The mayor stopped by Gouverneur Health on the Lower East Side to push a campaign to boost Obamacare signups before the Trump era begins. [Daily News]

–A resiliency study focused on Lower east Side community gardens has been completed. Next step: implementing proposed resiliency measures. [DNA Info]

–Here’s a story relevant to the times, as giant towers begin to rise on the Lower East Side: Mapping the shadows of New York City, block-by-block. [New York Times]

–An appreciation of Henry Bookbinder, the last business of its kind on the Lower East Side. [Literary Hub]

South Street and Montgomery Street, Dec. 21.

Residents Lodge Parking, Traffic Complaints After Huge Event at Pier 36

It was a chaotic scene last night at Pier 36/Basketball City, where the Satmar Hasidic sect was hosting a huge dinner. There was gridlock …

Rendering shows huge new towers dotting the East Side waterfront.

Two Bridges Mega Projects: Residents Doubt Their Concerns Will Be Heard

Environmental review meetings are now underway. …