Loew's Canal Street Theater.

Inside the Loew’s Canal Street Theater

Good Morning!

Division and Pike streets.

Division and Pike streets.

Morning clouds will gradually lift and we’ll see a high of 80. Tomorrow mostly sunny with a high of 82. Partly cloudy and 80 on Sunday.


530 Grand St., #F12B

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LES Bites: N’Awlins on Orchard Street, Soccer Mania, July Fourth Pig Roast

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Morning Reads: Eldridge Street Murder, LES Gets More Council Dollars, Graffiti Wall Through the Years

A man accused of killing his sister in their Eldridge Street apartment claims self defense (Post).

A real estate investment firm, Four Winds, lists Gotham Court on Ludlow Street for $35 million, double what they paid for the rental complex last year (Real Deal).

Another look at the controversial plan to build affordable housing on the Elizabeth Street Garden parcel (NY1).

A boxing gym is taking the space on Bleecker Street formerly occupied by the Yippies (EV Grieve).

Some local Council members aren’t so pleased about a new formula allocating more discretionary funding to poor districts. On the Lower East Side, by the way, both Council districts 1 and 2 received $710,000, a bump of nearly $200,000 from last year (Capital).

Using Google’s street view time machine to “peel off the painted layers” from the East Houston graffiti wall (NYPL Blog h/t EV Grieve).

Good Morning!

On Canal Street. Photo by David Sierra.

On Canal Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Partly cloudy today with a possible stray shower and a high of 86.

Hamilton Fish Pool Opens on Friday!

Swimmers in Hamilton Fish Pool, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney 8/21/03

Swimmers in Hamilton Fish Pool, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney.

If you’re looking for a place to keep cool while enjoying some sunny summer weather, look no further than Hamilton Fish Pool, located on the corner of Pitt and Houston streets.  

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Gigi Li Re-elected CB3 Chair, Promises “Structural and Leadership Changes”

Good Morning!

Ludlow Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Ludlow Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening with a high today of 82.


Gigi Li Re-elected CB3 Chairperson

Gigi li, Chad Marlow.

Gigi li, Chad Marlow.

A short time ago, members of Community Board 3 re-elected Chairperson Gigi Li for another one year term. She received 31 votes to 15 votes for challenger Chad Marlow. A full report tomorrow morning.

Photo via Seahorse Fitness web site/Gang Wu.

Seahorse Swim Club at Masaryk Towers Closed; “Illegal Lockout” Suit Filed (Updated 6/26)

95 Canal St. Photo from "Save LES Streets" web site.

“Save LES Streets” Site Launches to Track Intercity Bus Mess

Babel Blocks Come to Delancey Street Plaza

Delancey Street, near Clinton Street; this morning.

Delancey Street, near Clinton Street; this morning.

The Babel Blocks have made their Delancey Street debut.  Today Lower East Side designers Constantin Boym and Laurene Boym are installing a 400 foot frieze on the fence bordering the public parking lots stretching from Norfolk to Clinton streets.

Morning Reads: Rent Freeze Voted Down, Gompers Loses Mail Service, Primary Day

In a major disappointment for affordable housing advocates, the Rent Guidelines Board rejects a rent freeze. Still, the increases approved last night are the lowest in the board’s 45-year history (NYT).

A sorting room lock is broken, so the post office is not delivering to the Gompers Houses and, of course, NYCHA and the postal service are pointing fingers (Post).

A new report is highly critical of the Parks Department for its inability to complete projects in a timely manner (NYT).

In today’s primary, Jeff Kurzon faces extremely long odds in unseating U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (The Brooklyn Paper).

There will be a celebration of Hayne Suthon’s life tonight (EV Grieve).