The Market Line is Open Today at Essex Crossing

It’s grand opening weekend for the Market Line at Essex Crossing. Following a VIP preview last night, the subterranean shopping complex makes a long-awaited …

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Man Stabbed During Attempted Robbery in East Broadway Station

There was a violent incident in the East Broadway train station Wednesday morning. It happening around 9 a.m. According to cops, a man in his 20s was targeted by four other men who demanded money. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Market Line at Essex Crossing is set to open on Friday with 30 new vendors, including a 200-seat beer hall and a wine bar from the Contra boys. {New York Times]

–Car crackdown: Cameras will be installed along the new dedicated M14 bus route. [Channel 7]

–The suspect in the murders of four homeless men in Chinatown says he doesn’t remember the violent attacks. [New York Times]

–The family of a man beaten to death in a mugging on East 5th Street wants answers from the police. [Daily News]

–Profiling two of New York City’s 114,000 homeless students, one of whom goes to school on the Lower East Side. [New York Times]

–Hundreds of NYCHA apartments on the Lower East Side will remain without gas service on Thanksgiving. [Patch]

–A tiny new restaurant, Hak Box, under the Manhattan Bridge is stirring some excitement in Chinatown. [Eater]

Photos by Roger Bultot.

(Photos) Art Exhibition Precedes Destruction of Old Essex Street Retail Market

The new Essex Market has been open for about six months, and the old historic Essex Street Market building on the north side of Delancey Street will soon by knocked down to make room for yet another new apartment building as part of Essex Crossing. …

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Bowery Film Festival Returns Next Week

The 2019 Bowery Film Festival returns to the neighborhood for its 4th edition next week, November 19-21st. The lineup includes 41 Official Selections with 9 works made by African-American Filmmakers, 4 works by LGBTQ+ members and 7 films by, for and about the Latinx community. …

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“How I Learned” Live Storytelling Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

“How I Learned,” the live storytelling and reading series that began on the Lower East Side, is celebrating their 10th anniversary at Caveat (21 Clinton St.) on Thursday, Nov. 21st. …

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Take an Essex Market Audio Tour and Share Your Favorite Ingredients With Feed Me a Story

Our friends at the Feed Me a Story project are kicking off a new audio tour of Essex Market (88 Essex St.) with a fun event this Saturday, from 11am – 1pm, on the mezzanine at the market. …

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City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …


What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, “one of New York’s most promising new …

Lower East Side Links

–A City Council subcommittee approved the controversial resiliency plan for East River Park yesterday, and full Council approval is expected on Thursday. [NY1]

–East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan 101. [The City]

–Here’s the City Council’s press release detailing various community accommodations to soften the blow of East River Park’s extended closure. It also includes quotes from various tenant leaders who support the plan. []

–Meanwhile, the advocacy group, East River Park Action, is not giving up — continuing its battle to stop the resiliency plan. [ERP Action]

–There’s a rally at the Grand Street Guild apartments Thursday afternoon to protest the absence of long-term affordability guarantees for two new proposed residential towers. [Instagram]

–The East Village gas explosion trial is wrapping up [Channel 2]

–A statue of  Dr. Sun Yat-sen is now a permanent part of Columbus Park, and the Chinatown park’s northern plaza has been named for him. At a ceremony, Mayor de Blasio even showed his face. [AM New York]

–A new photo exhibit highlights the vanishing single story buildings of the Lower East Side. [Curbed]

Photo by Pat Arnow

(Opinion) Don’t Kill East River Park for a Bad Flood Plan

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and East River Park ACTION founder Pat Arnow. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

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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 the Lower East Side mega-project. More on the shortcomings in a future story. [New York Times]

–The City Council will consider a commercial rent stabilization plan. [Gothamist]

–A cyclist says he was a victim of a road rage ordeal on the Lower East Side, and police seemed uninterested in helping find the driver who apparently tried to run him down. [Streetsblog]

The scene along the East River Esplanade during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones.

(Opinion) The East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan is Worthy of Our Support

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and architect William J. Rockwell. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …