Man Found Dead Friday Night Inside Ludlow Street Apartment

A 31-year-old man was found dead in an apartment on the Lower East Side last night, according to the Daily News.

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Lower East Side Links

–The mayor will be interviewed by federal prosecutors this morning about allegations that he traded political favors for campaign cash. The administration’s mishandling of Rivington House is one of several matters under investigation. [Daily News]

–Housing activists make another push for a package of City Council bills meant to curtail “construction harassment.” [Channel 2]

–Two muggers stole a $10,00 Rolex watch from a 20-year-old victim outside Hotel Chantelle on Ludlow Street. [DNA Info]

–Another tourist is arrested after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take a selfie. [New York Post]

–Jake Dell of Katz’s Deli is trying to balance the old and the new at his family’s Lower East Side institution. [Crain’s]

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Squadron, Niou Push to Restore Senior Center, NORC Funding

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou visited a Lower East Side senior center yesterday as part of a campaign to restore funding for NYC senior programs. …

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Here’s a little ingenuity on display on Henry Street, courtesy of Instagram user btwn2bridges. | Weather: It will be oddly warm today. A mix and sun and clouds with a high of 66. Afternoon rain showers ecpected tomorrow and 58. Mostly sunny and 48 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.

Photo by Dalton Helms.

(Opinion) The Mayor Must Prevent Rivington House 2.0 at the Former P.S. 64

The following op/ed was written by Harry Bubbins, East Village & Special projects Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. …

Lower East Side Links

–The F Train tunnel will need to be shut down for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. That has residents in the Two Bridges area especially worried, since four massive residential buildings in-the-works will place a heavy burden on Lower East Side public transit. [DNA Info]

–History lesson: From slum to SPURA to Essex Crossing. [Curbed]

–New York’s police commissioner says his department will not be cooperating with Donald Trump’s deportation orders. [Daily News]

–COLORS, a new dining spot set to open on Stanton Street in late March, is at the center of the sanctuary restaurant movement. [Bedford & Bowery]

–Ost Cafe on Avenue A is closing. A Facebook message read, “The East Village (the commoditized version of it that is controlled by the Real Estate industry) is moving on up, and they seem to have forgotten to set any place at the table for small businesses. The City of New York is complicit in this change, cheering from the sidelines for more, bigger, taller, and pocketing the tax revenue.” Ost’s Lower East Side location on Grand Street is still “going strong,” the owners report. [EV Grieve]

–Public, the well-regarded Elizabeth Street restaurant, is closing. [New York Times]

–The patriarch of Xi’an Famous Foods has a habit of opening restaurants without telling anyone, including his son. [Eater]

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron reveals his favorite Chinatown dumpling spots. [Tasting Table]


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lower east side view

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Here’s the view from the top of the Hotel on Rivington on a recent afternoon. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with showers possible in the evening hours and a high of 65. Yes, it’s still February. | 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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Local Up and Comer, Clara Young, Voices Role in Oscar Nominated Film

13 year old Clara Young is a Lower East Side native who had been singing, dancing and performing on stage since she was 8 …

Rendering by artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong.

Art Installation Coming to Seward Park as Part of New Grant Program

The New York City Parks Department and the Japanese clothing company, UNIQLO, announced a new public art program today. They awarded grants to 10 artists to create installations in city parks this coming summer. …

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Food Notes: Trapizzino Debuts, Cocoron Moves West, Nakamura Opens For Lunch

Happening in the Lower East Side food world:

–It’s opening day for Trapizzino, the new Italian food concept at 144 Orchard St. (Stanton Street). …

Turning Page opens at Dixon Place.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood Feb. 22-28. …

Lower East Side Links

–An off-duty cop arrested for allegedly attacking an MTA conductor on a train arriving on the Lower East Side enters a “not guilty” plea. [Daily News]

–In a lengthy profile piece, developer Morris Moinian mentions he hasn’t decided what he’s going to do with 139-141 Orchard St., the stalled hotel project he acquired months ago. [Commercial Observer]

–The MTA offers more details about the work it was performing on the F Line during several weekends of interrupted service. [DNA Info]

–Members of Community Board 1 are raising concerns about resiliency funding from the federal government in the Trump era. [The Broadsheet]

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron launches a campaign to save state funding for senior centers. [Channel 11]

Rendering: 185 Grand St. Image courtesy of the Oved Group.

Italian American Museum Sells Building For $14.8 Million; Larger Museum Planned in New Building

Rendering: 185 Grand St. Image courtesy of the Oved Group.

For the better part of a decade, the Italian American Museum has been trying …