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Citi Bike Station Near Frank’s Bike Shop Returns

Some locals will be thrilled, others enraged.  At this hour, workers are re-installing a City Bike station at the intersection of Grand and Henry streets, a short distance away from Frank's Bike Shop. The city temporarily removed the station...

Report Looks at Rapfogel Fundraising, Ties to Silver

There was new reporting over the weekend regarding the investigation of William Rapfogel, the Lower East Side power broker and former head of the Met Council. Rapfogel was fired earlier this month as the Attorney General launched an investigation...

Anyone Willing to Pay $20 Million For 101 Delancey St.? We Will See

It was just a year ago that Silvershore Properties (also known as Dolphin Equities) picked up 101 Delancey St., a mixed-use building at Ludlow Street, for $7 million.  Now co-owners Jason Silverstein and David Shorenstein are attempting a dolphin-like...
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Samy Mahfar Picks up 210 Rivington St. For $7.6 Million

A controversial Lower East Side property owner has a new acquisition: a 20-unit apartment building at the corner of Rivington and Pitt streets. According to city records, the property changed hands this summer for $7.625 million.  The new owner...

City Council Committee Votes to Protect Bialystoker Nursing Home Building

The Bialystoker Nursing Home building at 228 East Broadway is one step away from officially becoming a New York City landmark.  The landmarks committee of the City Council voted a short time ago to sign off on a decision...

City’s Finance Commissioner is New Met Council Leader

In critical need of an immediate credibility boost, the Met Council on Jewish Poverty has appointed David Frankel, the city's finance commissioner, as its new executive director and CEO. Last week, Met Council head William Rapfogel was fired as...
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NYCHA Announces Longer Timetable For Market Rate Housing Plan

Six months after a controversial development plan was first revealed, the New York City Housing Authority today put out a "request for expressions of interest" from firms that want to build market rate apartments on public housing property.  But...

Eye on Lower Orchard Street; New Pink Building Owner Plans Residential Development

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) profiles lower Orchard Street today, noting that a series of real estate deals and smaller entrepreneurial projects are transforming a three block stretch below Grand Street.  The article also includes a few new...

New Owners Taking Over Kossar’s Bialys

It's been the talk of Grand Street for the past week or so -- now the word is out.  Kossar's Bialys, the legendary Lower East Side bakery, has been sold. Juda Engelmayer and Danny Cohen have owned Kossar's since...
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Katy Perry Visits Los Feliz on Ludlow Street

Judging from the blurry photos that landed in our in-box, it looks like pop star Katy Perry made an appearance on the Lower East Side Sunday evening. We're told she dropped by Los Feliz, the restaurant and nightlife destination...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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