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Happening on the Lower East Side This Weekend

Looking for something to do on the Lower East Side this weekend? Our calendar is full on entertaining and interesting events. …

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Bowery History Celebrated With Large Scale Signage Project

Beginning on July 5, a series of 64 large scale placards will be installed at important addresses along the Bowery, celebrating the unique history of New York City’s oldest thoroughfare. …

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Lower East Side Links

–Heshy Jacob, “last of the Lower East Side power brokers,” dies at the age of 71. [The Forward]

–Holland Carter weighs in on the International Center of Photography’s new show in its new home on the Bowery: “Photography fans hoping that the return of the center will mean a return of its vintage collection may have to wait awhile. This institution, so often ahead of the curve, has other, challenging ideas on its mind, and the less it acts like a museum the better.” [New York Times]

–Weegee’s Bowery photos are now on display at ICP’s gallery at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. [Salon]

–Other Music will be hosting one more “in-store” performance before a farewell at the Bowery Ballroom hosted by Janeane Garofalo on Tuesday. [Brooklyn Vegan]

–Extell Development releases a glitzy new video showing different perspectives of its gigantic 80-story tower in the Two Bridges area. [Curbed]

–The wonderful world of the durian, Chinatown’s smelliest fruit. A video report filed from Bowery and Grand streets. [Voices of New York/SinoVision]

Good Morning!


Friday, June 24, 2016 | Karina Cherfas took this photo outside a sign shop near Grand and Allen streets. | Weather: Ready for your ideal weekend? Mostly sunny today with a high of 82. Sunny and 83 tomorrow. Mostly sunny with a high of 83 on Sunday. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.


Grand Street Community Leader Heshy Jacob Dies at the Age of 71

Harold “Heshy” Jacob, one of the most influential members of the Lower East Side’s Jewish community, has died at the age of 71.

The …

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Could Rezoning Block Two Bridges Mega Towers? Unlikely, Some Community Leaders Say

The Two Bridges area is already a major construction zone. As Extell Development’s 80-story luxury tower rises on Cherry Street, at least three more large-scale projects have been added to the drawing board. …

Lower East Side Links

–This weekend’s closure of Other Music is a sign of the times: “The prevailing trend of our time is, it seems, a disburdening of the past. Things that once appeared immovably vital are now relics to be examined, mourned, and recast as affectations.” [New Yorker]

–Going into exile: The hardcore/punk scene at ABC No Rio will soon fade away, at least temporarily. [Village Voice]

–Parents at the Neighborhood School are really unhappy about the 3-year-long renovation project on East 3rd Street. [EV Grieve]

–Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is the ice cream shop “that defines Chinatown.” [Vice]

–Praise for the Lucky Bee, where the menu is both “quirky and confident.” [Village Voice]

Good Morning!

katz's deli

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on Ludlow Street, outside Katz’s Deli. | Weather: Cloudy skies today with possible rain showers in the afternoon and a high of 76. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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ICP Museum on the Bowery Opens With Exhibition, “Public, Private, Secret”

The show examines various concepts of privacy today, in relation to the need for public visibility and self-validation in our “post-internet,” age. …

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Going Out of Business Sale: Belraf Fabrics Closing After 33 Years on the LES

Belraf Fabrics will be closing its Orchard Street store on June 30 after 33 years on the Lower East Side, and the owners are offering bargain prices until then. …


University Settlement Appoints Eric Weingartner as New CEO

A big transition is taking place this summer in the leadership of the Lower East Side’s oldest settlement house.

After 28 years, Michael Zisser …

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Tonight in Sara D. Roosevelt Park: Steve Nash’s “Showdown in Chinatown”

Tonight’s the night in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Steve Nash’s annual celebrity soccer tournament, Showdown in Chinatown, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. …

Lower East Side Links

–Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting at the Lillian Wald Houses earlier this month. [DNA Info]

–Rapper Troy Ave will be arraigned today in connection with the May 25 shooting inside a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza. [Channel 7]

The idea of rooftop bars is great but, in reality, they are the “absolute worst.” At “Mr. Purple,” in the Hotel Indigo, “the 15th-floor view is, admittedly, pretty great.”  But on one recent evening, ‘a gaggle of girls… entered screaming, “None of us are over 21!.'” In the bar, “most of the patrons seemed more interested in staring at their iPhones than taking in the sights.” [New York Post]

–Tomorrow, “conceptual artist Terence Koh is planning a response to the massacre (in Florida) and will read the names of the Orlando victims aloud during a performance at Andrew Edlin Gallery.” [Observer]

–Jim Power’s restored mosaic light poles have returned to Astor Place. [EV Grieve]

–Living In: NoLIta. The Gray Lady’s regular feature focuses on the “hip and historic” area formerly known as northern Little Italy. [New York Times]

–Gay men, including 27-year-old Daniel Aubry (who works at Tra La La in the Essex Street Market), love Hillary Clinton. [US News]

–“Always shirtless” fashion model Franco Noriega opens his Peruvian restaurant on Allen Street this weekend. [New York Post]