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Gorgeous newly renovated 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom in Seward Park, brilliant light, full city views, double size terrace. Many closets, gym, parking, courtyard. Rarely …

Lower East Side Links

- The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s popular compost yard is under threat as the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project looms. [Curbed]

– Neighborhood real estate comes in at number 5, in the highest median sale increases in the city in the last ten years. [AMNY]

– A high-end Omakase restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Chikara Sono is slated to come to 177 Ludlow Street, between Houston and Stanton streets (previously occupied by Black Tap). [RealEstateWeekly]

– Beloved and legendary film director Sidney Lumet, (“12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” among others) who grew up on the Lower East Side, finally gets a proper biography treatment. [WaPo]

– The NYPD has appointed the first Dominican American Chief of Patrol. Lower East Sider Fausto Pichardo is currently the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the NYPD. [Pix11]

– Actress Jennifer Coolidge got the NY Times treatment when she recently visited Orchard Grocer, the vegan bodega and sandwich shop. [NYTimes]


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Seward Park Improvements

The $6 million renovation of Seward Park was completed several weeks ago, and people in the neighborhood have been enjoying the much-improved plaza linking …

Evening Sky on the LES

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Here is a lovely evening sky, caught in the neighborhood by @hspenceryoung


International Center of Photography Opens Jan. 25

Another piece of the Essex Crossing mega-project is ready for its closeup. The International Center of Photography (ICP) will officially open its new 40,000 …

Seen on FDR Drive


This photo was taken over the weekend by Tommy Loeb.


Another Company Seeks Permit For Bus Stop Used By Operator in Fatal Crash

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3’s transportation committee will consider an application from an additional bus operator seeking to use a curbside location at …

Lower East Side Links

–Outside a hookah bar near East 7th Street and Avenue A, cops kill a gunman who had reportedly fatally shot another man during an altercation. [Daily News]

–A homeless man was arrested in connection with the assault of a woman near East Houston Street and East 2nd Street. [AM New York]

–There will be a rally at the Church of the Nativity as speculation grows that the Archdiocese has sold or is about to sell the shuttered property. [EV Grieve]

–Chef Ryan Bartlow explains the ins and outs of the menu at Ernesto’s, his new Basque restaurant on East Broadway.  [Grub Street]

–Another take on Ernesto’s. [Gothamist]

East River Sunset


Good morning! Susan Levinson took this photo a couple of nights ago as the sun faded on another winter day on the Lower East Side.

Lower East Side Links

–Big real estate, including two landlords with significant Lower East Side holdings (Cammeby’s International and Taconic Investment Partners), are reportedly going after Democratic state senators who were instrumental in the passage of landmark rent reform legislation. [The Real Deal]

–A Chinatown butcher got in trouble with federal authorities for selling uninspected meat products. [Daily News]

–State regulators reject a request from a landlord on East Broadway to install a biometric fingerprint entry system. [Gothamist]

–You have until Jan. 21 to apply to join your local community board. [Manhattan BP]

–Tonight at Abrons Arts Center, the City of New York offers residents the opportunity to sound off on Where We Live NYC, a draft report examining the impacts of segregation in local communities. [Facebook]

–Forlini’s, the classic red sauce Italian spot in Chinatown, will close when the family eventually sells its building. [Eater]

–The latest on Zum Schneider’s closing date and plans for the future. [EV Grieve]

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash in Pennsylvania.

Five Killed in Pennsylvania Bus Crash; Operator Uses Lower East Side Curbside Location

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash …


Under the Radar Festival 2020 Kicks Off on January 8th

Under The Radar theater festival at The Public opens its 16th season on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The international line-up confirms the downtown festival’s …


Ernesto’s Makes Its Debut at 259 East Broadway

Ernesto’s, an ambitious restaurant featuring the cuisine of Spain’s Basque region, opened just before the new year at 259 East Broadway.

It’s the first …

Lower East Side Links

–A recap of the City Planning Commission hearing for the large new complex to be built on the rubble of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. [Cityland]

–A good question: Why is New York continuing to build so aggressively along the waterfront? [Curbed]

–Ridership is up 23% on the Lower East Side ferry route this past fall compared with the fall of 2018, right after the new route launched. [AM New York]

–The new Trader Joe’s on East 14th Street near Avenue A opens on Monday. [EV Grieve]

–Robert Sietsema is impressed with the New Orleans-style bar food at Canary Club on Broome Street. [Eater]

The Jarmulowsky Building’s New Spire Revealed


Good morning! The other day, we finally got our first look at the new 50-foot spire on top of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building. It’s been surrounded in scaffolding since being hoisted into position this past summer. The newly fabricated lantern replaces the original version, which was unceremoniously removed in 1990. A boutique hotel is set to open in the restored bank building in the future (the latest estimate is summer of 2020).