Lower East Side Links

–The City Council tomorrow will approve legislation requiring the mayor to sign off any time a deed restriction is lifted on a NYC property. The bill was prompted by the Rivington House fiasco on the Lower East Side. Full Story on The Lo-Down.

–Sheldon Silver’s ex-chief of staff, Judy Rapfogel, has gone to work for one of Jared Kushner’s real estate companies. [Daily News]

–As previously noted, the Tenement Museum has experienced an upswing in hostile remarks from visitors since the election of Donald Trump. Board member Zach Aarons writes, “No matter the political climate, we must recognize the threads that bind countless American immigration stories, some centuries old and some just beginning.” [The Forward]

–355 Grand St. a nearly 200-year-old row house, has been demolished. Here’s a look at the building’s colorful history. [Untapped Cities]





Good Morning!

essex crossing site 1

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | H. Spencer Young took this recent photo of the Essex Crossing development site on Ludlow Street. | Weather: Rain showers this morning with cloudy skies in the afternoon and a high of 52. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.





Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline’s Community Advisory Board Meets Monday, Dec. 5

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Coming up on Monday evening, the Lowline’s Community Advisory Board will be meeting in the Lowline Lab …

Community meeting at the Shuang Wen School Dec. 1, 2016.

Residents Speak Out Against New Towers at 260 South St.

Community meeting at the Shuang Wen School Dec. 1, 2016.

We broke the news last night that L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group …

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Lower East Side Links

–Lower Manhattan is booming, so much so that overcrowding has become a serious problem. [New York Times]

–Chinatown goes upscale: The Canal Street Market opens in time for the holidays. [New York Times]

–At Chinese Tuxedo, partners Jeff Lam and Eddy Buckingham are trying to change perceptions of dining in Chinatown and to attract a younger demographic to the neighborhood. [Eater]

–A Katz’s Deli knockoff popped up at Art Basel in Miami. [Bedford & Bowery]

–“Dear Ivanka;” New York artists stage a happening in Soho, making an appeal to contemporary art patron Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. [New Yorker]

–A night out with Joe Jonas as he gets carded at Clockwork Bar on Essex Street, before moving on to Decibel and Pyramid Club. [New York Times]

Good Morning!

delancey street

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | Paul Cackler took this photo on the Delancey Street pedestrian plaza, where two Essex Crossing cranes were reflected in a rain puddle. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 52. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a high of 47. Mostly sunny and 46 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. | Sign up for our daily email here.

260 South St./Retail View

L+M and CIM Group Reveal Plans For Massive Project in Two Bridges Area

L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group are unveiling plans tonight for a new project at 260 South St. that will add more than one-million square feet of residential and commercial space in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

29 Clinton St.

Tapeo 29, Clinton Street Tapas Restaurant, Closes After 12 Years

The Spanish tapas restaurant, Tapeo 29, has closed after 12 years on the Lower East Side. …

Lower East Side Links

–A new report recommends moving forward with a locally inspired effort to diversify Lower East Side schools. [Chalkbeat]

–The federal government is banning smoking within public housing complexes. People at the Baruch Houses weigh in on the new rule. [WNYC]

–First son-in-law Jared Kushner faces another lawsuit from a tenant in one of his East Village buildings. [DNA Info]

–The Landmarks Preservation Commission approves changes to the Hamilton-Holly House on St. Mark’s Place. [New York Yimby]

–A new book, “Eleven Spring,” recalls the 2006 street art show by Wooster Collective. Shepard Fairey talks about the book and other topics. [Salon]

Good Morning!

cloudsatsunset

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | Puma Perl took this photo of a Lower East Side sunset this past weekend. | Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 56. You can leave the umbrella at home. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

Sen. Squadron Asks For Full Review of 14a and 14d Bus Lines

State Sen. Daniel Squadron is taking another run at improving service on the 14a and 14d bus routes. …

Adam Shapiro/Liberty Publishing House.

Jewish Conservancy Celebrates 18 Years With Rooftop Brunch Dec. 18

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is celebrating its first 18 years during a special brunch in the rooftop space of the Manny Cantor Center Dec. 18. …

soft swerve

Soft Swerve Ice Cream Parlor Opens Friday With 50% Off Special

A couple of guys from the neighborhood, best friends, are fulfilling a longtime dream by opening their own ice cream parlor at 85B Allen …

Good Morning!

east river bridge

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2016 | Estrella Lasry took this photo on the East River. | Weather: Another rainy day is expected with a high near 60. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY. | Sign up for our daily email here.