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canal street

Friday, May 6, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo a few weeks ago of Canal Street | Weather: Another day of rain ahead, with gusty winds, and a high of 54. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a high of 61. Rainy on Sunday with a high of 69 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

metrograph commissary

Dinner and a Movie: Metrograph Restaurant is Now Open

Here’s a Thursday evening surprise. The new restaurant at the Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is now open. Here are the details via the …

Denise Treizman, Untitled (detail), 2016

“DelanceyLudlow RivingtonNorfolk,” Featuring Found Objects, Opens at Chuchifritos Tomorrow

The Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market debuts Chilean Artist Denise Treizman’s DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk tomorrow night from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. …

45 Rivington St.

CB3 Tries Yet Again To Send the Mayor a Message on Rivington House

For the moment, the uproar in the mainstream media over the Rivington House debacle has died down. …

Jia Lounge interior via @coreylanenyc Instagram.

Jia Lounge Opens in Hotel on Rivington Tonight

Jia Lounge, the new night spot inside the Hotel on Rivington, makes its debut tonight. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) offered a preview yesterday. …

Lower East Side Links

–The City Council today is expected to vote in favor of a law imposing a plastic bag fee. Local Council member Margaret Chin is a main sponsor. [Politico New York]

–Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the Lower East Side’s least favorite landlords, is profiled. [Bloomberg]

–The Lightstone Group has purchased an East Village residential portfolio for $127 million. [Commercial Observer]

–Renovations are taking place at a former squat on East 10th Street. [EV Grieve]

–Shutting down the L Train for repairs: The MTA weighs two options. [New York Times]

–There’s a kosher pop-up at Chabad House Bowery. [The Forward]

–El Luchador opens today at 132 Ludlow St. Free chicken tacos for everyone! [Facebook]

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Sponsored: Moving On NYC is the Original One-Stop Shop For Seniors

MOVING ON NYC is the original one-stop shop for seniors who are moving. Our signature transition services grew naturally out of our 30 years of …

stringer, levine

Stringer Visits the Lower East Side, Bemoans the Loss of Streit’s Matzo

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Art on A Gallery yesterday morning to learn more about the new documentary film on Streit’s Matzo and to deliver a message: the city must do more to save cherished small businesses. …

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! | Domenick Capobianco submitted this photo taken from an Eldridge Street rooftop | Weather: Yet another cloudy day with a slight chance of showers and a high of 60 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra (the via New Museum)

New Museum Premieres Five New Solo Exhibitions

Artists Andra Ursuţa, Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Cally Spooner, and Beatriz Santiago Munoz have each been given a floor at the New Museum for their new exhibitions which open collectively today. …

east river skyway

New Life For the Proposed Williamsburg-Lower East Side Skyway?

A couple of years ago, a New York City businessman got a lot of attention when he proposed building a gondola to connect Williamsbrg …

NADA 2015 at Basketball City.

NADA Art Fair Opens Tomorrow at Basketball City

The fifth edition of NADA New York, an art fair showcasing emerging art from around the world, opens tomorrow evening at Basketball City. …

Delancey Street, between Clinton Street and Attorney streets.

Fight Leads to Stabbing Outside The Delancey Bar Last Night

Delancey Street, between Clinton Street and Attorney streets.

One person was taken to the hospital with stab wounds last night after a fight erupted …

Lower East Side Links

–Just another day on Canal Street: “A Chinatown bus driver was so enraged that two thieves stole luggage under his bus that he unleashed his inner Incredible Hulk — chasing them down and yanking the bumper off of their SUV with his bare hands Tuesday.” [New York Post]

–Opinion: “Few criminals have been more powerful for as long as (Sheldon Silver), the former assemblyman from the Lower East Side. In the long, crooked parade of New York politicians who have traded pinstripes for jumpsuits, Mr. Silver would be the grand marshal.” [New York Times]

–Columnist Ken Lovett: “Silver has said the only people he was accountable to were the voters in his district and his Democratic members in Albany. As long he brought home the bacon, he was fine in the district. But it was his frequent covering for his members and staff that kept him in power while setting the ethical bar lower and lower.” [Daily News]

–Silver hopes he’ll be sent to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, where he would “have access to full-time rabbis.” [New York Post]

–The Assembly voted 90-0 yesterday to seat Alice Cancel as Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. Asked whether there was any significance to her installation on the same day Silver was sentenced, Speaker Carl Heastie said, “It’s a coincidence… There was no connection. It was random.” [Daily News]

–In a preliminary move, the Rent Guidelines Board voted 5 to 4 to consider a 0 percent to 2 percent increase on one-year leases — and 0.5 percent to 3.5 percent on two-year leases. The final vote takes place this summer. [New York Times]

–Recalling Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and the battle over the Lower Manhattan Expressway. [Curbed]

Happening Today: The SPaCE Block Association meets tonight at the Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, 6:30 p.m. On the agenda: discussions about intercity buses and new liquor license applications. All are welcome.

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wtc observatory view

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Here’s a view of Lower Manhattan from the World Trade Center Observatory | Weather: Cloudy today with afternoon and evening showers and a high of 54 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram.  at #LoDownNY.