Police Commissioner William Bratton was greeted by VIP's and local residents as he arrived on East Broadway last night.

Police Commissioner Bratton Comes to National Night Out on the LES

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Morning Reads: Anti-Gay Attack, Ivan Ramen Gets the Times Treatment, Banksy Backlash

The victim of an anti-gay attack on Delancey Street required 60 stitches on her face and might be permanently disfigured. The suspect is due back in court tomorrow (AMNY).

The cops are looking for information about a sex assault on East 9th Street in June (EV Grieve).

Oh how the Bowery has changed; two millionaire entrepreneurs fight for control of the penthouse at the Bowery Hotel (Crain’s).

The iconic Domino Sugar factory sign on the East River will be removed this week; it is meant to be reinstalled in a new location (Daily News).

An update on the fate of the New Amsterdam Market and an interview with Robert LaValva (Tribeca Trib).

The Grand Street bike lane will be back in service soon (Streetsblog).

Pete Wells reviews Ivan Ramen: “The ramens shouldn’t stop just short of the finish line when so many other items on the menu sail right over it.” (NYT)

Billy Leroy talks about the Banksy backlash (Daily Beast).

The New Museum wins a $500,000 grant to support scholarship program, book series (Art in America).

Portia & Manny – back on Ludlow Street (Racked).

Good Morning!

Early morning on Delancey Street. Photo by H. Spencer Young.

Early morning on Delancey Street. Photo by H. Spencer Young.

Partly cloudy early followed by thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 85.

Fools Gold soft-opened at 145 E. Houston St. in May. Photo by Juren David, via the bar's Facebook page.

Fools Gold Celebrates Official Opening Tonight

If you’re a fan of craft beer and bourbon and haven’t yet had a chance to sample the wares at Fool’s Gold on East Houston Street, tonight’s your chance. …

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Chinese-American Planning Council Celebrates 50 Years

Morning Reads: Chin’s Affordable Housing Push, East River Rescue, Shakespeare in the Park History

A followup on Margaret Chin’s proposal to build affordable housing on parking lots and other underutilized city parcels (Streetsblog).

At the South Street Seaport, a 24-year old man was rescued after falling into the East River (Channel 7).

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s challenger criticizes her China panda quest (Daily News).

Looking back on Shakespeare in the Park’s LES roots (Bill Moyers.com).

Another take on the “immersive theater” trend in NYC bars, including some on the Lower East Side (Observer).

Scenes from the Riot Reunion concert in Tompkins Square Park (EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

Former Broome Street SPURA site/future home of Essex Crossing.

Former Broome Street SPURA site/future home of Essex Crossing.

Sunny this morning with a few clouds rolling in this afternoon and a high near 90. It’s National Night Out this afternoon and evening.  The 7th Precinct’s festivities will be centered on East Broadway. You can find other precinct locations here.

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Chin Condemns Anti-Gay Attack on Delancey Street (Updated)

Section of Delancey Street Co-Named Dashane Santana Way

Teresa Pedroza and Shamika Benjamin joined with loved ones and elected officials on Delancey Street yesterday.

Teresa Pedroza and Shamika Benjamin joined with loved ones and elected officials on Delancey Street yesterday.

A section of Delancey Street is now co-named Dashane Santana Way, assuring that the 12-year-old victim of a tragic traffic accident in January 2012 will never be forgotten.  Loved ones, friends and community leaders gathered yesterday afternoon on the north side of Delancey and Clinton streets for an emotional ceremony to unveil the new signage.

A new Italian deli debuted on Allen Street last month. Photo via Facebook.

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Looking down on the Bowery.

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An Asian Express bus stops July 28, 2014 in front of 160 East Broadway.

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