87 Eldridge St. Photo courtesy: The Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof Foundation.

Resnick/Passlof Foundation Set to Open Exhibition Space in Restored Eldridge Street Synagogue

If all goes according to plan, the general public will be able to visit a restored synagogue building, the longtime home and studio of painter Milton Resnick, beginning in February of next year. …





290 Grand St. Photo: 42floors.com.

International Escape Room Concept Leases 3,000 Square Feet on Grand Street

In recent years, the area around Grand Street and Eldridge Street has been undergoing dramatic change. Art galleries and upscale bars have replaced Chinese restaurants and groceries along this stretch. …





Lower East Side Links

–A look at the city administration’s efforts to pick a “night mayor.” [Observer]

–The State Liquor Authority objects to a lawsuit from a local resident who’s arguing that “drunk brunch” promotions should be banned. [EV Grieve]

–Draft documents show what the de Blasio administration might have in mind to deal with the L Train shutdown. The plan isn’t likely to be unveiled until after election day next month. [2nd Ave. Sagas]

–Editorial: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is putting the intereests of individual Council members over the greater good of New York when it comes to affordable housing. [Daily News]

–Ryan Sutton says Jean-Georges Vongerichten has produced New York’s worst new restaurant at the Public Hotel on the Lower East Side. [Eater]

–A food editor pulls a 24-hour shift at Katz’s Deli. Among other things, he “fends off drunk patrons, lands a spot on the wall of fame, and learns to never ever order mayonnaise.” [Bon Appetit]

–Metropolitan Diary: Recalling a 1967 street encounter on the Lower East Side with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. [New York Times]

172 Rivington St.

Questions Raised About Trump Lawyer’s Real Estate Deal at 174 Rivington St.

The sale of a building on the Lower East Side in 2014 has caught the attention of reporters from the McClatchy News Service, who have been looking into the financial dealings of Michael Cohen, an associate of Donald Trump. …

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 | H. Spencer Young took this photo a Canal and Ludlow streets. | Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 67. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Lower East Side Links

–The battle heats up for the future of the Elizabeth Street Garden, where “it’s not uncommon to find glamorously appointed Nolita-ites Instagramming themselves in the bushes.” [Vogue]

–On Saturday, renewable energy proponents will march from Brooklyn to the Alfred E. Smith Houses on the Lower East Side, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Executive Chef Angela Dimayuga has left Mission Chinese Food. [Eater]

–The proponents of a campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge for Jazz great Sonny Rollins spoke with Brian Lehrer. [WNYC]

–The Tenement Museum’s new exhibition pays tribute to the Lower East Side as melting pot. [The Forward]

–More scenes from the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. [New York Times]

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 | James and Karla Murray, the local photographers, stopped by Seward Park with this guy. Hudson, by the way, has his own Instagram account! | Weather: Look for a rainy day with 1-2 inches expected before it’s all over. We’ll see a high of 72. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

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Cops Search For Suspect After Passenger Slashed Aboard M Train

A fight between two passengers led to a knifing aboard an M Train heading from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn last night. …

Kiki's, 130 Division St.

Here Are the Lower East Side Restaurants on the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand List

The Michelin Guide is out with its selective listing of affordable restaurants, and several Lower East Side/Chinatown spots made the cut. …

Lower East Side Links

–From nursing home, to rental property to condos — Ben Shaoul tries to sell luxury apartments in a soft market at the “Liberty Toye” on Avenue B. He’s looking for any edge, inclusing allowing buyers to use Bitcoin. [EV Grieve]

–Ai Weiwei’s new citywide exhibition focused on the global refugee crisis has attracted a lot of attention, but can it change minds? [New Republic]

–The Lower East Side performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been diagnosed with leukemia. [Brooklyn Vegan]

–Dogs that were saved from Hurricane Maria are being put up for adoption at a local shelter. [New York Post]

–Photos from the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. [Gothamist]

–Happening Tonight: Community Board 3 meets to review liquor license applications. [CB3]

Rendering of Essex Crossing site 3 as seen from Broome Street. Image by Moso Studio.

Essex Crossing Ramps Up Leasing For 350,000 Square Feet of Office Space

The developers of Essex Crossing are beginning a big marketing push to lease 350,000 square feet of office space located in two buildings on Delancey Street. …

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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 | Here’s a look at the Magda Love and Sonni mural on Second Avenue, courtesy of @steverunsnyc. | Weather: Cloudy skies today with possible rain showers and a high of 73. |  If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY

Hotel 50 Bowery.

Around 2,000 New Hotel Rooms Have Come to the Lower East Side in Recent Years

Hotel 50 Bowery.

We have seen an unprecedented amount of hotel construction on the Lower East Side during the past few years, and several …

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Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: Lower East Side Gets a “High Water Mark” Sign

Just a few days before the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Lower East Side is still waiting for the city to begin resiliency …

Lower East Side Links

–“Yet another bitter battle over art, appropriation and censorship is being waged this week — this time over a depiction of a Chinatown waiting room.” Here’s the latest take on the protests over artist Omer Fast’s show at the James Cohan Gallery. [New York Times]

–A group of thieves has figured out it’s not that hard to befriend drunken revelers on the Lower East Side and then steal their stuff. [DNAinfo]

–Target, opening soon on the Lower East Side, has avoided the big box perils that stymied Walmart in NYC. [AMNY]

–The city plans a crackdown on e-bikes. [WNYC]

–Christopher Marte’s secret weapon in taking on City Council member Margaret Chin? Valuable guidance from an organization called Run For Something, which was started by a former staffer in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. [Gotham Gazette]

–After closing its hole-in-the-wall on East Broadway, the beloved dumpling/hand-pulled noodle joint, Lan Zhou, has reopened in a larger space at 40 Bowery. [Eater]

–Fabian von Hauske, co-owner of the acclaimed Lower East Side restaurants Contra and Wildair, said things were looking a little bleak the first summer after opening. Adding a second restaurant, which was “a hit from the start,” made all the difference. [Forbes]