Good Morning!

Photo by Jamie Rogers.

Photo by Jamie Rogers.

We’re not in the habit of showing West Side photos, but here’s a beautiful perspective from New Jersey, courtesy Jamie Rogers. Sunny skies today and 78.   Sunny with highs in the low 80’s both tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!

Four contenders were seeking leases at 357-359 Grand St.

Kosher Cafe Wins Bid for Grand Street Space

Full-service, sit-down kosher dining returns to Grand Street. …

liquor bottles

Here are Community Board 3’s October Liquor License Applications

Dunham and Jonze work the crowd at last year's Lowline anti-gala. Photo by Patrick McLeod.

Want to Party with the Lowline? Here’s a Discount Offer For Next Month’s Anti-Gala After Party

Morning Reads: Photography Center Bowery-Bound, NYU Fight, LES Art Galleries On a Roll

The highly regarded International Center of Photography is moving from Midtown to the Bowery, in a building near the New Museum. The organization’s board approved the purchase plan this week. Exhibitions are expected to begin no later than the middle of next year. Executive Director Mark Lubell “declined to say how much would be spent on the new building or to provide the address, explaining that sensitive negotiations toward a contract were underway.” (NYT)

Ashkenazy is the new owner of Avalon Chrystie Place (Real Estate Weekly).

Residents, politicos rally — as NYU tries to overturn a court ruling blocking part of its aggressive expansion plan. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick says to Mayor de Blasio: “We are begging you to put the people first.” (Post)

“A stroll through the Lower East Side reveals this month’s best (art) exhibitions, with a verve unmatched elsewhere in the Big Apple right now.” (Artnet)

A mural obscured for five years is about to reappear on the Bowery/Houston wall (EV Grieve).

Julian Casablancas and Karen O interview each other on the Lower East Side (Time Out).

Good Morning!

Sara D. Roosevelt Park/Rivington Street.

Sara D. Roosevelt Park/Rivington Street. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

A rainy and windy day expected with a high of 62. The showers continue tonight but will taper off later in the evening.

Allen Street at Grand Street.

Bicyclist Seriously Injured on Allen Street This Afternoon

14a bus grand street

Petition: 14A Bus Service on Grand Street Must Be Improved

It Takes a Village… to Free a Stuck Bus

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A little drama this morning in front of the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street.

Morning Reads: Bus Driver Charged, East Sixth Street Synagogue’s Ark, Sammy’s Roumanian

Bus driver Jinli Zhao of Flushing has been charged in connection with that deadly crash in Delaware Sunday. Zhao works for a Chinatown-based bus operator (Channel 4).

The historic ark from Anshei Meseritz, the East Village synagogue that’s being redeveloped, now sits in St. Paul’s Chapel on Wall Street.  It’s in the safe-keeping of the Tamid Congregation, which uses the church for services. Members of the Lower East Side community are happy the ark has found a new home but lament the fact that it’s been removed from the doomed synagogue on East 6th Street (WSJ-subscription required).

Pete Wells reviews Sammy’s Roumanian, “the most wonderful terrible restaurant in New York.” In spite of its flaws, he writes, “Sammy’s is still loudly, raucously, endlessly, embracingly Jewish, a permanent underground bar mitzvah where Gentiles can act like Jews and Jews can act like themselves.” (NYT).

The spirit of the defunct City Opera was once again alive at the Whitebox Art Center on the Lower East Side (NYT).

Good Morning!

uptown skyline

Partly cloudy today with a high of 74.

Fish ready for the fryer from Bon Chovies at the 2011 Grub Street Food Festival.

LES Bites: Grub Street Fest Returns, Mission Chinese Chef Spills, Fat Radish Recipes and Sake Tasting

Your Tuesday restaurant round-up. …

nightmare nyc

Halloween Happenings: Nightmare NYC at the Clemente, Ricky’s Opens Two Pop-Ups

Council members Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin. Photo via Instagram.

Council Set to Pass Legislation Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty of Harassment

Morning Reads: Chinatown Bus Operator’s Record, Landlord Crackdown, East River Conservancy

More on Sunday’s fatal bus crash in Delaware. The Chinatown-based operator was “cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 safety violations since August 2012.” Also, the ownership of the company is ambiguous (Delaware Online).

Could Sheldon Silver end up shouldering the entire burden in a federal harassment lawsuit tied to the Vito Lopez scandal? (Post)

Today the City Council will consider legislation co-sponsored by Margaret Chin that would stiffen fines for landlords who harass tenants. it would also require the city to list bad property owners online.  “It’s important to let the landlords know that if they try to bully the tenants, these are shameful acts and their name will be listed on the HPD website for all to know,” Chin says (WSJ).

There’s a new tax proposal aimed at wealthy foreigners who buy high-end apartments in New York City (Post).

Plans take shape for an East River conservancy (NY Press).