Community Board 3 Hearing on Budget Priorities Will Be Held Wednesday Night

Looking down on one of the Parks Department’s many unfinished projects: the Allen/Pike Street pedestrian malls.

Coming up this week. you have an opportunity …

Pearl River gallery From Trash to Treasure

Upcycled Art Shines in Show at Pear River Mart Gallery

There was a special performance last night at the gallery of the family-owned Asian emporium Pearl River Mart. The German dance troop, Cocoondance, performed …

Lower East Side Links

–One in four luxury apartments in NYC are unsold. “The single largest reason the Lower East Side tops the list is because of the massive One Manhattan Square, an 815-unit skyscraper that towers over nearby Chinatown, where prices ranged from $1.2 million for a one-bedroom to over $13 million for a penthouse. Among seven new buildings in the neighborhood that have recorded sales, it represents three-fourths of the new inventory.” [New York Times]

–Essex Crossing is touted as a “model mega-development.” [City Lab]

–William Y. Chang, who published the Chinese-American Times, has died at the age of 103. The newspaper “chronicled life, culture and politics in the Chinese community in New York, particularly in Chinatown.” [New York Times]

–Tributes to photographer Robert Frank who died at the age of 94. [EV Grieve]

–A new exhibition on Russ & Daughters opens today at the Center for Jewish History. [New York Times]

–“Tables for Two:” Checking out Jajaja, the almost always packed vegan Mexican restaurant “with a millennial tinge.” [The New Yorker]

–The popular Taiwanese bubble tea shop, Tiger Sugar, opens Saturday at 197 Canal St. [Eater]

–Previewing the San Gennaro Festival. [Untapped Cities]

coastal resiliency

Notice of Final Environmental Impact Statement for East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (Sponsored)

SUMMARY: The New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), announce the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project (Proposed Project). …

coastal resiliency

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain or Wetland (Sponsored)

This is to give notice that the City of New York (the City) has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders (EOs) 11988 and 11990, and as implemented by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban (HUD) Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain …


Golden Diner is Now Open For Dinner

Golden Diner, a great little spot that opened with limited hours at 123 Madison St. earlier this year, just debuted dinner service. Chef/owner Sam Yoo, an alumnus of some of the better restaurant kitchens in town, …

Lower East Side Links

–Deputy Mayor Vicki Been scolds local elected officials who fight the city’s development agenda, saying lawsuits such as the ones holding up the proposed East River mega-towers only undermine the creation of affordable housing. [Crain’s]

–The borough president and Council member Carlina Rivera have hired a consultant to evaluate the city’s controversial East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. [Crain’s]

–Claude Tinnin has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison for suffocating his infant son at the Rutgers Houses in 2012. [Daily News]

–A new Japanese fast casual spot, Otaku Katsu, will open next week at 137 Rivington St. [Eater]

–COLORS restaurant is announcing its reopening on Stanton Street. [AM New York]

–Fashion Week dispatch: Tom Ford stages his show in the Bowery subway station. [New York Times]

Remembering 9/11

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Here’s a photo from Susan Levinson. The September 11th terrorist attacks were 18 years ago today.


You Can Help Choose Which Local Projects Receive City Funding

You can help decide how to spend $1 million in your neighborhood.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, City Council members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera …

Aeon Bookstore

Aeon Bookstore Celebrates One Year Anniversary Tomorrow Night

Aeon Bookstore (151 E. Broadway) celebrates its one-year anniversary tomorrow night with a party for the neighborhood and a fundraiser for “some much needed …

People's Permit

People’s Permit Process Guide Highlights Application Rules for Outside Events

Outdoor events with friends and family can quickly come to an end if you don’t have the right permits for large parties. Shaheeda Yasmeen …

September Sky

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Good morning! Did you catch last night’s amazing sunset? Thanks to Susan Levinson for the photo.

Lower East Side Links

–Local City Council members are reportedly pushing for height reductions in the mayor’s proposed borough-based jails. [Queens Daily Eagle]

–“For the first time, the City Council will get a chance on Thursday to formally weigh in on the proposal” for four new jails in local communities, including a big new facility in Chinatown. [New York Times]

 –Cops are looking for a suspect who kissed a 12-year-old girl in an elevator at the Smith Houses. [Channel 7]

–Slateboarders plan a rally on Saturday at Tompkins Square Park, part of their battle to keep a section of the park free of synthetic turf. [EV Grieve]

–Property owners are stepping up their battle for zoning changes in Soho. [Real Estate Weekly]

–Major disruptions are ahead in L Train service. [Curbed]

–More fall restaurant previews. Dhamaka in the Essex Market readies an October launch; Francesca Chaney is preparing to open “First Sunday,” an ambitious vegan spot at 324 Grand St.; Saigon Social aims for November debut at 172 Orchard St. [Eater]

–The Meatball Shop, born on the Lower East Side, was a flop in Washington D.C. [Eater]

River View

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Good morning! Today’s photo direct from Susan Levinson’s terrace.


Sauce Reopens Friday at 78 Rivington St. After January Fire

Back in January, a devastating fire swept through Sauce, the Italian spot at 78 Rivington St., forcing the eight-year-old Lower East Side restaurant to …