Lower East Side Links

–Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman praises Essex Crossing in a piece that makes some good points, but is also loaded with factual errors and mischaracterizations of …

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–Searching for answers: Why Chuen Kwok, one of four murder victims in Chinatown, became homeless during the twilight of his life. [NY1]

–A City Council …

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–The sister of a construction worker killed on the Lower East Side plans to sue the owner of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue, arguing that …

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–Police have released photos of two men wanted in a series of muggings on the Lower East Side. [New York Post]

–The Chinatown community came …

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–After winning height reductions and securing various new community amenities, members of the City Council are expected to approve the mayor’s borough-based jail plan today. …

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–A plan to merge two East Village schools — one diverse, one not — falls apart. [Chalkbeat]

–“An aggressive urban re-engineering experiment — new traffic …

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–Police and social workers have had a difficult time piecing together the identities and life stories of the four homeless men murdered this past weekend …

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–The 14th Street busway finally made its debut on Thursday. [AM New York]

–NYC Ferry has been criticized as a waste of money that mostly …

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–The publicly accessible plaza at Essex Crossing will be dedicated today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. The mega-project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area …

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–Police released a new photo of a suspect wanted in a string of violent assaults on the Lower East Side. [Channel 2]

–Prosecutors say a …

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–The scandal-plagued building that once housed the Rivington House nursing home for AIDS patients has been sold to a mystery buyer for $160 million. The …

Photos by Roger Bultot.

Scenes From San Gennaro

You still have one weekend to take in the sights, sounds and foods of the 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. So what better time to feature a photo gallery from the big celebration? Thanks to Roger Bultot for these great images. …

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–One in four luxury apartments in NYC are unsold. “The single largest reason the Lower East Side tops the list is because of the massive …

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–Deputy Mayor Vicki Been scolds local elected officials who fight the city’s development agenda, saying lawsuits such as the ones holding up the proposed East …

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–Local City Council members are reportedly pushing for height reductions in the mayor’s proposed borough-based jails. [Queens Daily Eagle]

–“For the first time, …