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Traffic Accident on South Street Injures Three Women (Updated 3:50 p.m.)

Morning Reads: Met Council Woes, Why the LES is Hot, ABC No Rio Show

A closer look at the Met Council’s continuing struggle to find its footing after the William Rapfogel embezzlement scandal (The Forward).

A new audit shows a state program dedicated to preserving affordable housing is plagued by mismanagement (NYT).

It’s hotter on the LES than in some other neighborhoods (Curbed).

East Village then and now: revisiting 1984 (EV Grieve).

Looking at a new exhibition focused on zines, ABC No Rio and the counterculture movement on the Lower East Side in the 1980’s (Hyperallergic).

Good Morning!

Avenue C & East 2nd Street.

Avenue C & East 2nd Street. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Sunny today with a high of 82.

Rivington House.

Op-Ed: Our “Separation Delusion” and Its Consequences

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was submitted to The Lo-Down by K Webster, a community organizer and long-time resident of the Lower East Side. We welcome submissions about any and all Lower East Side-related topics. Opinion articles can be emailed to:

Renderings: Steven B. Jacobs Group.

Another Look at Rental Complex Coming to 227-231 East Houston St.

Sunday brunch returns to Beauty and Essex, with chilequiles.

LES Bites: Shaved Snow Stand, Moon Dinner, Cider Bar, Beauty & Essex Brunch

Some midweek restaurant and bar news. …

Morning Reads: “Poor Door” Politics, Time Warner Outage, Bowery Beer From 1850’s

The “poor door” debate raises thorny issues concerning Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing plan (NYT).

Two teens tried to steal a bike from a fisherman in East River Park; cops arrested them at East 10th Street (Post – 2nd item).

Is your internet service down? Time Warner Cable is experiencing a nationwide outage (Channel 7).

As work continues on a hotel project at 50 Bowery, scientists discover an old bottle and recreate “California Pop Beer,” possibly served at the Atlantic Garden in the 1850’s. You can taste it for yourself at a pub crawl event next month organized by the Historic Districts Council (Post).

Good Morning!

Mulberry Street. Photo by David Sierra.

Mulberry Street. Photo by David Sierra.

It’s going to feel a lot like summer today. Look for sunny skies and a high of 90.


See an Intercity Bus Violation? Here’s What to Do

Louis CK at East River Park: See the Scene That Won Him an Emmy

If you’re a fan of Louie on FX, you already know quite a few scenes are shot on the Lower East Side.  One of them is this famous clip from the season four episode, titled, “So Did the Fat Lady.” Louis CK and Sarah Baker were on location along the East River, near the Williamsburg Bridge, for the memorable scene.  Last night at the primetime Emmy Awards, the episode won for “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.”

Morning Reads: “Rat Castle” Transformed, Busting Bridge Climbers, 1970’s Bowery Photos

Condos at the former “rat castle” building – 179 Ludlow St. – will start at $1.6 million (Real Deal).

The Blue Moon Hotel: still for sale at the same “unreasonable price tag” of $19 million (Curbed).

Brooklyn BEEP Eric Adams and State Senator Daniel Squadron are partnering to stiffen penalties for bridge climbers (Brooklyn Eagle).

The mayor details his plans to expand after school programs (Capital).

Fast food chain Checkers is replacing Gabay’s Outlet on 1st Avenue (EV Grieve).

A look at the 1970’s Bowery photos of David Godlis (Vice).

Good Morning!

ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. Photo by David Sierra.

ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. Photo by David Sierra.

Sunny skies today with a high of 88.

Bowery at Stanton Street.

Part of Sunshine Hotel to Become Commercial Lofts

delancey and essex

Anti-Violence Project, Local Elected Officials Hold Delancey Street Event Tonight

Get your juice fix at 15 Essex St.

Now Open: Juicery New York at 15 Essex St.

A new purveyor of gluten-free, raw and vegan juice has arrived on Essex Street. …