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Tenants of 113 Stanton St. Sue Samy Mahfar Over Toxic Dust


My LES: Michael Little

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with Lost Weekend NYC owner and …


Arts Watch: What To Do In March

Here are the highlighted events from our March events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week: …

Morning Reads: Brooklyn Bridge Repair Woes, Documenting LES Gentrification, “Naked City” Revisited

The Brooklyn Bridge repair project is behind schedule and $100 million over budget (Daily News).

Time to end subsidies for billionaires? Tenant advocates push to end the 421-a tax abatement. The fight over the issue in Albany is sure to put the mayor in a tight spot (Capital).

Gentrification Watch: New works from longtime Lower East Side artist Anton van Dalen “still contain the familiar symbols from his past next to wry reminders of the sterile present. The Lower East Side’s proud tradition of nonconformity mutates into excessive pizza consumption.” (Gothamist)

The Lower East Side figures prominently in “The Jewish Journey: America,” a documentary on PBS (JTA via The Forward).

1947 flashback: Recalling the Lower East Side filming locations of “Naked City” (Scouting NY).

Five months after opening, “The Comfort” hits the reset button (Daily News).

Medina pointing out sloppy garbage-handling at one neighborhood building.

On the Front Lines of the Lower East Side Rat Wars

Good Morning!

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Monday, March 2, 2015 | Joel Raskin took this photo the other day on Grand Street looking in the direction of the rectory at St. Mary’s Church | Weather: Cloudy this morning with the sun making an appearance this afternoon. We’ll see a high of 40. More rain/sleet in the forecast later this week | Today’s Fun Fact: @andylocal mentions that the average temperature last month was 23.9 degrees, the coldest February on record since 1934  | Send us your photos and tips. | Subscribe to our daily email.


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Photos: Vacant Essex Street Market Building’s Last Days


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LES Bites: Cider Bar Preview, Farmhouse Restaurant, Uruguayan on Essex Street

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Arts Watch: The Esteemed Art Show Heads Into Its 27th Year

The Art Show, one of the most highly regarded and longest running art fairs in the nation, opens its twenty seventh edition on March …


Black Cat Cafe Relaunches Today With An Artist-Friendly Vibe

Morning Reads: Arrest in Avenue D Shooting, Support For Chrystie Street Bike Lane, Robert Moses Comic Book

Cops have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of an aspiring rapper on Avenue D (Daily News).

Community Board 3 asks the city to install a protected bike lane on Chrystie Street (Streetsblog).

Another take on Sheldon Silver’s status as Lower Manhattan assemblyman (Downtown Express).

L+M and Nelson Management paid $115 million for 257 South St. (Real Deal).

Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin are talking to developers about alternatives to Howard Hughes’ reviled Seaport development plan (Crain’s).

NYCHA Chair: Reckless spending days are over (Daily News).

Sunday is the end of the line for Streit’s on the Lower East Side (WSJ).

Mapping 25 years of gentrification in New York City (Curbed).

Have a look at the Robert Moses comic book (Hyperallergic).


Good Morning!

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 | David Sierra took this morning’s photo on Mosco Street in Chinatown | Weather: A mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 33. Sunny and 32 tomorrow. Partly sunny on Sunday with a high of 38 | Happening Today: Singer/songwriter Charlie Brand takes the stage at Mercury Lounge at 10:30 p.m.  | Send us your photos and tips. | Subscribe to our daily email.