Photo: One Manhattan Square will soon be home to a Brooklyn Fare grocery store.
News and notes from the Lower East Side in the past week:
–Brooklyn Fare Kitchen & Market is coming to One Manhattan Square in the middle of next year. [New York Post]
–An Extell executive boasts, “The addition of Brooklyn Fare to the neighborhood signifies the continued transformation of the Lower East Side Waterfront into a dynamic neighborhood.” [Real Estate Weekly]
–How’s the Brooklyn Fare announcement going over with the neighbors? “Affordability for local residents will be a problem.” [Two Bridges Tower Twitter] You remember the long saga, right?
–The city increases its financial commitment to restore 70 Mulberry Street, the former school building and nonprofit community hub that went up in flames two years ago. [AM New York]
–Brooklyn-based Ankara Turkish Restaurant has leased a 3,000 square foot space at the corner of East Houston and Orchard streets. The asking price was $25,000 per month. [Commercial Observer]
–New photos from the massive construction site between Norfolk and Suffolk streets, once home to the fire ravaged Beth Hameddarh Hagadol synagogue. [New York Yimby]
–Remembering Rabbi Moshe Tendler, “a singular authority on medical ethics in the Jewish world, in no small part because he was both a master of the Torah and Talmud and a trained microbiologist.” Tendler was born on the Lower East Side, where his father was head of Jacob Joseph Yeshiva. [The New York Times]