Lower East Side Links

A lunch break at the Broome Street Development construction site, between Norfolk and Suffolk streets. The buildings are slated to be a mixed-use complex that will yield 488 rental units, of which 43 percent will be dedicated to permanently affordable housing.

Stories that caught our eye in the past week:

–Police identify a suspect who they believe fatally stabbed another man inside a building on Division Street. [New York Post]

–Homeless New Yorkers make a stand on East 9th Street, challenging the mayor’s policy of dismantling homeless encampments throughout the city. [Gothamist]

–A new report shows that more than 30 percent of the NYC apartments sold in the past month were priced between $1 million and $2 million, and that the Lower East Side led all other neighborhoods in Manhattan with about 24 contracts signed. Among the top five buildings for sales were 252 South Street (One Manhattan Square) and 202 Broome Street (Essex Crossing). [Commercial Observer]

–Telling the story of Tony Yoshida, the modest man who built “Little Tokyo” in the East Village. His groundbreaking bar, Angel Share, and several other Japanese businesses are fading away after lease negotiations with Cooper Union failed. His daughter may reopen Angel Share in another location. [The New York Times]

–Recalling “a fashion spectacle and celebration that came to be known as the Passover Parade” on the Lower East Side. [The Forward]

–Stoned Pizza has signed a lease for a new restaurant at 302 Broome St. Yep, canaibis-infused pies. [Commercial Observer]

–Profiling Natasha Lyonne, whose television series, Russian Doll, set in the East Village, is returning to Netflix this month. [The New Yorker]