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Photo: Rendering of mega-towers proposed in Two Bridges area. News headlines from the Lower East Side in the past week: --The Chetrit Group secures...

Bike Boom, Grand Street Accident, Berkli Parc on Delancey

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Another look at the city's new "bike boom" and what it means for motorists and pedestrians (WSJ). Pedestrians vs. car on Grand Street (Bowery Boogie). "Knock...

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--The Wall Street Journal mentions that the developers of Essex Crossing have secured a $43 million construction loan for Site 6 of their massive...

Selling Chinatown, Paying Homage to the Old LES, Red Curtain Outrage

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Groups in Chinatown try to boost the neighborhood's "outside appeal." (NYT) Mayor launches a PR offensive in support of bike lanes (NYT). Night club  Sin Sin...

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--The Daily News reports that an 88-year-old woman was the victim of a mugging Monday on Suffolk Street. The suspect stole the woman's purse...

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--"How New York Allowed Gentrification for $16 million." The Grey Lady finally discovers the Rivington House scandal. --More details are revealed about an email...

Morning Reads: P.S. 64 Conversion, Un-Chaining NYC, Outlaw Instagrammers

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The city has approved permits for the conversion of the former P.S. 64-CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center to a dormitory facility (EV Grieve). Jeremiah Moss: Mayor...

Morning Reads: Barbershop Shooting, Bar Battles, A Kennedy Goes Slumming

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More details about the events that led to the killing of Charles Fernandez on Forsyth Street (NYT). The LES Dwellers Association, the new group trying...

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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...

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In the news this week: --Neighborhood activists head to Community Board 3 to speak out against the city administration's plan to make Covid-era allowances...

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--The Archdiocese of New York decides to close St. Brigid School. --There's a new map tracking residential evictions in the city. Neighborhoods in the...

Morning Reads: SPURA Press, Mosaic Man, Hidden Recording Studio

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City officials tout Seward Park Development Plan as "grass-roots" initiative (Crain's). Mosaic Man "tracing the history of the neighborhood one smashed plate fragment at a...

Morning Reads: Apartment Prices, Regulating Uber, “Offsite” Comes to Chrystie Street

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The median sales price of a Lower East Side apartment in 2014 was $672,000 (Crain's). A City Council committee looks at putting a cap on...

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--NYCHA's embattled chair, Shola Olatoye, is stepping down. --HSBC has lent CitizenM $82.5 million to refinance its new hotel at 189 Bowery. The 20-story...

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--Due to high vacancy rates in shopping districts like Soho, Manhattan retail rents are now experiencing their "deepest and longest slump" in 17 years. ...

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