Former Pathmark site, 227 Cherry St. (also known as 250 South St.)

Extell Reps Meet Local Tenants, Community Board Appearance Delayed

The cod at Skal, Canal Street's Icelandic restaurant. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Reviews for Skal and Fung Tu, Fresh Veggie Sign-up, Dish on Allen & Delancey’s Demise

First Glimpse of 7-Story Building Planned on Clinton Street

Renderings of 50-62 Clinton St. by Isaac Stern Architects.

Renderings of 50-62 Clinton St. by Isaac Stern Architects.

We’re getting our first look this morning at the new residential/commercial building apparently coming to a stretch of Clinton Street between Rivington and Stanton. EV Grieve had the story first. 

Morning Reads: Developer’s New Seaport Moves, Serial Burglars, Triangle Fire Commemoration

“Frustrated by community activists” opposed to its plans for Pier 17, the Howard Hughes Corp. moves ahead with another giant project at 80 South St. (Post).

Police are trying to find two suspects responsible for a string of apartment burglaries, including several in Chinatown (WABC).

Remembering the Triangle Fire victims (Jewcy).

More on the closures of two neighborhood art galleries (Bedford & Bowery).

At a new LES gallery, see the work of an artist who paints blindfolded (Daily Mail).

Porn and karaoke at R Bar (Daily News).

The Comfort Diner, a Midtown restaurant, will take over the space at 399 Grand St.

Non-Kosher Diner Chosen for Noah’s Ark Space

Good Morning!

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Hester Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Partly cloudy and windy today with a high of 36.

178 Ludlow St. has a new tenant, and a new bar permit.

Breaking: Sweet Chick’s Liquor License Approved in Max Fish Space

Shortly after Max Fish departed 178 Ludlow St. last summer, the owners of Sweet Chick, a Williamsburg restaurant specializing in chicken and waffles, signed a lease for the space. They began the process of seeking a liquor license, with plans to open their second location at the former home of the legendary bar–only to face rejection in December.


You’re Invited: Henry Street Settlement Town Hall April 6

Morning Reads: Paying For Parks, New Canal Street Hotel, Out-of-Control Gallery Update

The mayor seems to back away from a proposal requiring wealthy park conservancies to share their largesse (Capital NY).

BeHotel opens near the Manhattan Bridge (Hotel Chatter).

“The Lower East Side art district is pretty much completely out of control;” the latest proof comes in the form of a new project at 286 Grand St. (Gallerist).

Leaflets being handed out near his “lower East Side loft” describe Jewish attorney Stanley Cohen as a traitor for defending a relative of Osama bin Laden (The Forward).

A Republican foe calls Sheldon Silver a segregationist (Capitol Confidential).

Dennis Zentek, a co-owner of d.b.a. bar on 1st Avenue has died (EV Grieve).

Q&A with James and Karla Murray, who have been chronicling the disappearing storefronts of New York City (Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).

Good Morning!

Photo by Eric Nagy.

Photo by Eric Nagy.

Cloudy skies this morning with snow showers developing in the afternoon and high of 37.

Our Calendar is newly updated for the week. Check it out and add your own events.

And remember, today is the 103rd commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.  You can learn more here.

PT Walkley

Arts Watch: PT Walkley Celebrates New Album Release at Joe’s Pub

Local musician PT Walkley (recently featured in our My LES column) and his band will be celebrating the release of their latest album, Shoulders, …

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Rabbi Josh Yuter Announces Departure From Stanton Street Shul

Clinton Street's Pig & Khao is now offering whole suckling pig dinners for six to 10 people. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

LES Bites: Whole Roast Pigs at Pig & Khao, Brunch Starts at Rosette, Liquid Lent Continues

Photo courtesy: Henry Street Settlement.

Students Graduate From Bicycle Skills Academy at Henry Street Settlement

Morning Reads: $100 Million For NYCHA Boilers, Arrest in Avenue D Killing, New Building on Mobil Site

Officials announce a $100 million deal to replace NYCHA boilers damaged during Hurricane Sandy (NYT).

Permits have been filed for a new mixed use building on the site of the East Houston Street Mobil station (NY Yimby).

Alicia Glen, New York’s new deputy mayor for housing and economic development, is trying to walk a fine line (Crain’s).

A resident of the Vladeck Houses has been arrested in the murder of a teenager on Avenue D last summer (Gothamist).

Lurkavelli: crime is still a problem on the LES (Vice).