190 Bowery.

Purchase Price For 190 Bowery Revealed: $55 Million

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spura ice

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 | Robin Schatell took today’s photo looking across an icy patch of the Seward Park development site | Weather: A mix of clouds and sun with a high of 30. Cloudy and 39 tomorrow. Sunday will be cloudy with a high of 43 | Happening Today: Women of Letters returns to Joe’s Pub with featured guests, including Molly Ringwald, Maria Popova and Stoya | Send us your photos and tips. |  Subscribe to our daily email.

Dragons yellow by Ekatherina S from her show, "Rising to the Stars" at the Ashok Jain Gallery.

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Dragons yellow by Ekatherina S from her show, “Rising to the Stars” at the Ashok Jain Gallery.

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Punjabi Deli on E. 1st Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Cabbie Favorite Punjabi Deli is Still Cheap and Delicious

JP Bowersock confesses his love for Punjabi Deli on East 1st Street. …


The Set List: Live Music on the L.E.S.

Here’s TLD Contributor Flora Theden’s weekly run-down of the best live music on the Lower East Side.

Thursday – Pushmethod

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Morning Reads: Moving Out of 190 Bowery, Clayton Patterson’s Jewish LES, All Star Pop-Up

Moving day at 190 Bowery, the longtime home of photographer Jay Maisel. The historic building was sold last year (Curbed).

An affiliate of Icon Realty picks up 57 2nd Avenue for $24.8 million. The buyer plans to “upgrade the vacant residential units, improve common areas and most likely reposition the retail.” (Commercial Observer)

A look at the turbulent history of the South Street Seaport (Curbed).

A lighter prison sentence for Joseph Ross, the insurance executive who conspired with William Rapfogel to bilk millions from the Met Council (Post).

A walking tour with Clayton Patterson, “the unlikeliest chronicler” of the Jewish Lower East Side. Two years ago, he published an exhaustive history of the neighborhood titled, “Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side.” (The Jewish Week)

In advance of the NBA All-Star game, Nike is building a pop-up on the Bowery (EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

seward park snow

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 | Today’s photo, taken a few days ago from above Seward Park on Essex Street, is from Nancy Linn | Weather: Light snow this morning before we see some clearing. High winds expected today and a high of 39. We’ll be graced with an overnight low of 9 degrees | Happening Today: Questlove + Pushmethod host “Hoodies for the Homeless” at the Hoodie Shop | Send us your photos and tips. |  Subscribe to our daily email.

ATD at Manny Cantor

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Dirty French.

LES Bites: Dirty French Compared to the 6 Train, Moscow 57 Celebrates, Galli Launches Brunch

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Free Rat Prevention Workshop is Happening Friday

2012 Lunar New Year Parade, Chinatown. Photo by thelodownny.com.

Chinatown Y Offers Free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday

Morning Reads: Sheldon Silver’s New Normal, Ferry Naysayers, “Straight Outta Tompkins”

After his 21-year tenure as assembly speaker comes to an end, Sheldon Silver takes his seat in back of the chamber (Capital).

Some transit advocates say expanded ferry service is not a good use of the city’s limited resources (Capital).

The intercity bus business is booming, but there’s little appetite for adding infrastructure to support it (City Lab).

The Bowery Mission is “using every inch” of its Lower East Side building as the bitter cold weather continues to grip New York (Observer).

A young German is on the Lower East Side, volunteering at Project Ezra, the non-profit that provides services to the elderly (The Jewish Week).

Getting to know Zephyr Benson, the director of the new film, “Straight Outta Tompkins.” (Indie Wire)

Extra Butter’s Reebok collab draws inspiration from the Halal Guys (Complex).

Good Morning!

baruch snow

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 | Today’s photo is a snowy scene at the Baruch Houses by Joel Raskin | Weather: Cloudy skies today with a high of 27 | Happening Today: Baltimore-based band Wildhoney takes the stage at Cake Shop in support of their new album | Send us your photos and tips. |  Subscribe to our daily email.

95 Allen St.

Empanada Mama Headed For Former Sorella Space at 95 Allen St.

File photo: East River Ferry.

Ferry Service is Coming to Grand Street on the Lower East Side