Alice Cancel surrounded by supporters, including Council member Rosie Mendez.

Democrats Nominate Alice Cancel as Sheldon Silver’s Successor

Alice Cancel surrounded by supporters, including Council member Rosie Mendez.

Democratic activists in Lower Manhattan today chose Alice Cancel as their nominee to run …

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Campaigns Angle For Best Position As Democrats Prepare to Pick Silver’s Successor

Yuh-Line Niou in Chinatown last week.

As we have been reporting throughout the week, Manhattan Democrats will meet this afternoon on the Lower East …


Morning Snow Photos

The sun is poking through the clouds and there’s even some blue sky, so our morning snow storm was short-lived. Here are some photos …

Lower East Side Links

–Republicans have lined up Lester Chang to run against the Democratic nominee for Sheldon Silver’s old Assembly seat, reports the New York Post. NYC Dems will meet on Sunday to pick among several candidates.

One of those candidates, You-Line Niou, has been endorsed by City Comptroller Scott Stringer and State Sen. Brad Hoylman.

–Community groups are asking the City Council to delay consideration of Mayor de Blasio’s controversial zoning proposals, reports the Daily News.

–On Stellar Rays, an art pioneer in this neighborhood, is “expanding its Lower East Side universe,” reports the Times.

–Northern Spy, the beloved East Village restaurant, is calling it quits, according to Grub Street.

–The Ninth Ward bar on 2nd Avenue is closing, says EV Grieve.

Photo courtesy of The Lowline.

Happening This Weekend

Photo courtesy of The Lowline.

Some of the things happening on the Lower East Side this weekend:

–New Zealand folk singer Marlon Williams plays …

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C.O.W. Theatre, 21 Clinton St.

C.O.W. Theatre at 21 Clinton St. is Closing in May

C.O.W., the Celebration of Whimsy Theatre, is shuttering its space at 21 Clinton St. Here’s the announcement that just went out to supporters of the arts organization: …

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | David Sierra took this photo on Doyers Street | Weather: You won’t be seeing much blue sky today. Snow showers today with up to 5 inches expected before it’s all over this afternoon. Look for a high of 40 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to:, or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.

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Inside Kossar’s: Here’s What You Need to Know About Tomorrow’s Reopening

Judging from the stream of passersby pressing their noses against the glass, people are pretty excited about the relaunch of Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys. …

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New Liquor Application Surfaces For Space Next to Fontana’s on Eldridge Street

105-107 Eldridge St.

We’ve been keeping a eye on 105-107 Eldridge St., which has been home to the music venue and bar, Fontana’s, for …

Lower East Side Links

–City & State has details from the City Planning Commission which yesterday approved Mayor de Blasio’s controversial zoning proposals. The initiatives – known as “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” and “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” – will now be taken up by the City Council.

–The City Council is under fire as it prepares to vote tomorrow on a pay raise. Local Council member Margaret Chin spoke in favor of the pay hike yesterday, notes Gothamist.

–Women’s Wear Daily has a dispatch from John Varvatos’ New York Fashion Week show: “The designer dismantled his Bowery CBGB’s store and turned it into a fun house complete with corpses in coffins and an array of figures wearing animal masks.”

The Times profiles a new first-of-its-kind co-ed wrestling division that includes high school students from the Seward Park Educational campus.

–A Ramones retrospective is coming to the Queens Museum in April, reports the Times.


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Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Here’s a shot of the East River walkway from Sunday. It seemed like just about everyone was out enjoying springlike weather | Weather: We’ll dry out today. Cloudy skies expected with a high of 56 | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at LoDownNY.

Gigi Li with Council member Margaret Chin and other supporters. Photo courtesy: Gigi Li's campaign.

Battle for the 65th AD: Key Endorsements, A Candidate Drops Out in Protest

Gigi Li with Council member Margaret Chin and other supporters. Photo courtesy: Gigi Li’s campaign.

We’re four days away from Super Bowl Sunday, as …

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Historic Forsyth Street Church on the Market as Development Site

Curbed is reporting today that a 126-year-old church building on the Lower East Side is being primed for redevelopment. The Spanish Delancey Seventh Day …