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Diggers at the ready: Extell will begin construction at the former Pathmark site on South Street within the week, reps told neighbors last night.

Diggers at the ready: Extell will begin construction at the former Pathmark site on South Street within the week, reps told neighbors last night.

Partly sunny with highs around 88 today. There’s a small chance of thunderstorms this evening.


Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St.

Follow-up: Permits Approved for Angel Orensanz Repairs

Work is expected to begin within a week, and be completed by the end of the summer. …

This building near the corner of Clinton Street and East Broadway has a new owner.

217 E. Broadway Sells for $3.3 Million

The corner of Clinton and East Broadway is heating up. …

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Thursdays at Sunset: Free Movies

It’s outdoor movie season on the LES. …

You’re Invited: Extell Reps Discuss Development Projects


Tonight is your chance to hear from the developers of the former Pathmark site about their plans for a 205-unit affordable residential building at 229 Cherry St. and the 68-story luxury tower at 250 South St.


Morning Reads: Parking Garage Redevelopment, Bridge Trouble, EV Gas Update

Council member Margaret Chin says the Essex Street parking garage should be converted to affordable housing as part of the Seward Park redevelopment project. (WSJ/subscription required)

The Grand Street Settlement’s summer enrichment programs for kids get some love from the mayor. (7Online)

In the wake of last week’s partial collapse of a wall under the Brooklyn Bridge, revisiting the Williamsburg Bridge scandal of the 1980s.(Brooklyn Eagle)

Those pink clothing donation boxes are slowly being confiscated by the city; here’s the story behind them. (NY Times)

The BP gas station at First Street and Second Avenue has now closed. (EV Grieve)

Alan van Cappelle took was appointed to lead the Educational Alliance in December 2013.

New Ed Alliance President Emphasizes Community

Alan van Cappelle vows to raise the public profile of the 125-year-old institution on the Lower East Side and to engage the community in a robust conversation about key issues facing the rapidly changing neighborhood. …

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It's high growing season in the Hong Ning senior citizen housing's garden along Suffolk Street.

It’s high growing season in the Hong Ning senior citizen housing’s vegetable garden along Suffolk Street.

Mostly sunny skies and a high of 94 today, with a 50 percent chance of showers tonight.


Patacon Pisao, 139 Essex St.

(Still) Coming Soon: Patacon Pisao

You have to wait a little longer for your Venezuelan street food. …


LES History Fence Celebrates Official Unveiling

The fences enclosing the Delancey Street parking lots have been decorated with a lively new mural by Boym Partners Inc. …

Left to right: Kim Fong, executive director, senior nutrition program, Bowery Residents Committee; Gigi Li, Community Board 3 Chair; Bob Humber, coordinator, The Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Scent Garden.

M’Finda Kalunga Dedicates Elizabeth Hubbard Scent Garden

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot produced by The Drilling Company opens its season with "Twelfth Night" on July 10. Photo credit: Claire Taddei.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s Last Season at Ludlow and Broome

Four major projects are in the works. Map illustration by Kim Sillen. ©The Lo-Down

Revamping the East River Waterfront: A Multi-Faceted Plan

Protecting and improving the East River waterfront has become a major priority for city planners, as well as for Lower East Side residents. Here’s a look at what’s in the works in the years ahead. …

Morning Reads: Feral Cat Fight, Daring Bank Robbery, CitiBike Maps, Meals for Kids

Shareholders at Amalgamated Dwellings on Grand Street clash with co-op management over the fate of long-supported feral cat colonies. (The Villager)

Robbers sawed a hole in the roof of the Popular Community Bank at Delancey and Essex streets during the fireworks show on July 4, making off with cash. (Post)

Mapping the patterns of CitiBike usage. (Curbed)

The city’s summer meals program for children offers free breakfasts and lunches to kids under 18 at various sites, including six on the LES; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer worries a lot of parents don’t know about it. (Daily News)

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s financial report raised some eyebrows late last week. (NYT)

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Forsyth Street, July 5. Photo by David Sierra

Forsyth Street, July 5. Photo by David Sierra

Happy Monday, everyone. Look for a high of 93 and lots of clouds to start off the post-holiday work week.