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It happened on the Lower East Side.
05/13/2022
Motorcycle Driver Killed in FDR Drive Crash

It happened on the Lower East Side.

A motorcyclist driving the FDR Tuesday morning lost control of the vehicle and died after hitting the roadway, police said. The driver, identified as Brooklyn 36-year-old resident Christian Reyes, had been traveling southbound on the FDR Drive at 7:10am in the vicinity of Exit 3, when he struck the....

Big change coming to the Bowery.
05/12/2022
Seven-Story Office Building Headed to Bowery Lighting District

Big change coming to the Bowery.

A new commercial office tower is coming soon to the so-called Bowery Lighting District. Real Estate Equities Corp. submitted plans to Department of Buildings last month for an 85-foot commercial development at Bowery and Broome Street. The footprint will occupy the stretch of pre-war buildings spa.....

Preservation groups hope to save the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary building.
05/11/2022
Groups Seek to Save the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Building on Second Avenue

Preservation groups hope to save the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary building.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, situated in the same East Village building for over a century, is poised to relocate. In its wake is uncertainly about the fate of this hulking six-story corner property. With real estate speculation potentially queued, a collection of preservation-minded groups a...

Much ado about street signs.
05/11/2022
Bilingual Street Signs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Much ado about street signs.

Bilingual street signs in Chinatown aren’t going anywhere. Many fearful “netizens” have worked themselves into a frenzy over the New York Times article from March 11 stating that the specialty signs – the custom dates to the 1960s – were “disappearing” in fa...

He allegedly pulled a gun on the bouncer.
05/09/2022
169 Bar Patron Pulls Gun on Bouncer at Closing Time, Cops Say

He allegedly pulled a gun on the bouncer.

A patron at 169 Bar pulled a gun on the bouncer after closing time early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after 4:00am, the perp headed for the exit and allegedly became involved in a dispute with the front-door security, and brandished a firearm. Cops were called at 4:25am, and the gunman the...

It’s hasn’t been easy for Saigon Social on Orchard St.
05/09/2022
Saigon Social Vows Return After Fire Last Week

It’s hasn’t been easy for Saigon Social on Orchard St.

Closed for a week, Saigon Social continues to pick up the pieces from a fire onsite. “We are incredibly grateful that the fire was contained and no one got hurt,” the restaurant said in an Instagram update over the weekend. As ownership continues to assess damages from the fire at 172 Or...

That giddy feeling when scaffolding is removed after years…
05/06/2022
Yonah Schimmel Knishes Sees the Light After Years Behind Bars

That giddy feeling when scaffolding is removed after years…

Yonah Schimmel Knishes is seeing the light again after years in the literal shadows. Scaffolding from the eight-story development next door has been obscuring the beloved 112-year-old bakery since 2020, when demolition and redevelopment of the beloved Sunshine Cinema began. It was finally deposed la...

The NYU student had been crossing East Houston St. when he was hit by a drunk driver in a Camaro.
05/06/2022
NYU Student Hit by Drunk Driver on East Houston Dies

The NYU student had been crossing East Houston St. when he was hit by a drunk driver in a Camaro.

A New York University student who was hit early Monday morning by a drunk driver on East Houston Street died of his injuries, police announced yesterday. According to authorities, 21-year-old Raife Milligan, an Indiana native, was crossing East Houston at First Avenue/Allen at 2:45am, when he was st...

The Grand Street Rite-Aid is not long fit the world.
05/04/2022
Grand Street Rite-Aid to Close in 2 Weeks

The Grand Street Rite-Aid is not long fit the world.

The Rite-Aid store on Grand Street, often frequented by the late Sheldon Silver, is set to close for good in two weeks. We’re told that, after decades at 408 Grand, the final day in business is May 16. Apparently, all prescription records were transferred to the Duane Reade on Delancey Street....

One family is appealing the community to pick up the pieces.
05/03/2022
Chinatown Family Crowdfunds for Relocation After Devastating Five-Alarm Fire

One family is appealing the community to pick up the pieces.

A family has taken to the internet to help raise money for major losses sustained in the five-alarm Chinatown Fire early Sunday morning. Jorge Cianca, who grew up in the building, created a $20,000 GoFundMe appeal to help his father recover and relocate in the aftermath of the inferno at 6 Chatham S...

The city gives in.
05/03/2022
City Nixes Second Homeless Shelter Planned for Chinatown

The city gives in.

The city nixed two homeless shelters n Chinatown within the last week. The Department of Social Services yesterday announced that its shelter planned for 231 Grand Street (at the Bowery) is now canceled. The announcement follows mere days after the city likewise terminated a proposal to convert 47 M...

The jail opposition.
05/02/2022
‘Chinatown Ten’ Face Civil Disobedience Charges for Blocking Jail Work

The jail opposition.

Last month, ten activists were arrested in Chinatown during a protest action against the demolition of the Manhattan Detention Center and its rebirth as a high-rise jail. The group of community leaders, which included two candidates for public office – State Assembly hopeful Grace Lee and Stat...

Devastation.
05/02/2022
Aftermath of the Dim Sum Palace Fire in Chinatown

Devastation.

It’s looking grim for the Dim Sum Palace. A kitchen fire shortly after midnight Sunday morning spread through all four floors of 6 Chatham Square in Chinatown. Flames appeared rather intense in the back of the building, location of the restaurant kitchen. All told, five firefighters were injur...

Major 5-alarm fire in Chinatown earlier this morning.
05/01/2022
Five Alarm Fire at Dim Sum Palace Decimates Chinatown Building

Major 5-alarm fire in Chinatown earlier this morning.

A five-alarm fire tore through a Chinatown building early Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight, the fire sparked in the rear of Dim Sum Palace, the restaurant in that ground level of 6 Chatham Square. The blaze quickly spread to all four floors and to the roof. Six hours later, the FDNY announced....

Some great photos of 1980s Lower East Side, including the Olympic on Delancey.
04/29/2022
Back to 1980s Lower East Side, Including the Olympic on Delancey

Some great photos of 1980s Lower East Side, including the Olympic on Delancey.

The departure of the Olympic Restaurant in July 2014 is a loss that still cuts deep. There is no such thing anymore as a no-frills luncheonette on the Lower East Side. So, it’s nice to come across images from yesteryear of the onetime staple. Back to the time when Essex Crossing was just vacan...

Essex Crossing isn’t done building.
04/28/2022
Essex Crossing Preps New 9-Story Development with Brownfield Cleanup

Essex Crossing isn’t done building.

The next phase of Essex Crossing is upon us. Delancey Street Associates, the developer consortium behind the billion-dollar Lower East Side project, recently submitted an application to the state for Brownfield Cleanup at Site 9 (aka 120 Essex). This will spell the end of the decades-old Essex Stree...

Wow, it’s finally happening.
04/28/2022
‘Nine Orchard’ Hotel Readies Springtime Opening After 10 Years of Construction

Wow, it’s finally happening.

Nearly a decade on, the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is finally transformed. The fourteen-story landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel called Nine Orchard. Described as a hotel “Blending historic architecture with elevated design and c...

They’re growing like a weed.
04/25/2022
Hell Square High: More than a Dozen Cannabis Shops Selling in Small LES Area

They’re growing like a weed.

The proliferation, and concentration, of cannabis stores on the Lower East Side is real. Overrun would be the proper descriptor. One need only look to Hell Square, the chaotic party zone encompassing the sixteen-square-block area spanning Allen to Essex and Houston to Delancey. Not including the rov...

Soft opening is tomorrow.
04/21/2022
Viva Birria Storefront Food Truck Begins Serving Ludlow Street this Weekend

Soft opening is tomorrow.

For Viva Birria, the time is now. One year after first announcing its plans for a new Lower East Side location, opening day is finally set. The restaurant will begin serving this weekend from its new food-truck-inspired takeout window at 153 Ludlow Street. Indeed, the storefront was built to resembl...

Some good news!
04/20/2022
Gaia Italian Cafe Unveils New East 3rd Street Location

Some good news!

Gaia Italian Cafe will return, but not on Essex Street as previously reported. It’s headed north into Alphabet City. New signage appeared at 226 East Third Street this week marking the return of Gaia, a restaurant beloved by locals since it first began serving Italian home cooking on East Hous...

It was caught on camera.
04/20/2022
Elderly Woman Hit by Sanitation Truck While Crossing Kenmare Street

It was caught on camera.

An elderly woman crossing Kenmare Street at Mott was hit by a city Sanitation truck yesterday morning. Surveillance video taken from a nearby store appears to show the garbage truck colliding with the victim at around 11:00am in the crosswalk while she had right of way. As fortune would dictate, pol...

More luxury towers.
04/19/2022
Starrett’s 70-Story Tower Can Proceed with Foundation Work

More luxury towers.

It’s a frenzy on the Lower East Side waterfront, where two developers are rushing to pour foundations, allegedly to take advantage of expiring 421a tax exemptions. Last week, the Department of Buildings issued permits to the Chetrit Group for excavation and foundation activities related to the...

It’s why NYPD installed new cameras at Stanton/Ludlow.
04/19/2022
The Crime Zone that is Hell Square [OP-ED]

It’s why NYPD installed new cameras at Stanton/Ludlow.

The following editorial was written by Diem Boyd, founder of the LES Dwellers block association. Hell Square pre-pandemic was unlivable, but now, “post-Covid,” it’s untenable and downright dangerous. The decline of quality-of-life and related public safety issues on the Lower East....

A word from our sponsor…
04/19/2022
It’s Time to Go See ‘The Patsy’ at Abrons Art Center [Sponsored]

A word from our sponsor…

It’s time you saw The Patsy! “The singular downtown artist” (The New York Times), David Greenspan plays all eight roles in Barry Conners’ feisty drawing room comedy which initially premiered on Broadway in 1925. Filled with familial intrigue, marital sparring, lovers in pursuit, coun...

A violent start for Easter on Stanton Street.
04/18/2022
Shooting Outside Hell Square Smoke Shop Leaves 2 Injured

A violent start for Easter on Stanton Street.

A shooting early Sunday morning after the bars emptied in Hell Square left two individuals injured, one of whom an innocent bystander, cops said. Police say the shooting happened at 4:15am following a dispute outside Dubai Cannabis Supply at 105 Stanton Street, near and Ludlow. Apparently an argumen...

Time has come.
04/16/2022
Excavation Work Prepped at Two Bridges Development Site for New Towers

Time has come.

No sooner were excavation permits issued than worksite preparations began on a controversial South Street development along the Lower East Side waterfront. Indeed, Department of Buildings on Tuesday issued official approval to the Chetrit Group to begin foundation activities for its dual 70-story to...

Store owner stabs teenage shoplifter on Delancey yesterday.
04/15/2022
LES Store Owner Chases, Stabs Teenage Shoplifter on Delancey Street

Store owner stabs teenage shoplifter on Delancey yesterday.

In which the perpetrator becomes the victim. A sixteen-year-old shoplifter was stabbed in the chest yesterday on Delancey Street by the owner of the targeted store, police said. The stabbing transpired at 3:00pm outside the Duane Reade at 100 Delancey Street, mere moments after the teenager lifted g...

Sad news
04/15/2022
Early Morning Fire in Chinatown Apartment Leaves Mother and Son Dead

Sad news

Two people are dead, and several injured, after a fire in Chinatown early this morning. The two-alarm fire broke out at 78 Mulberry Street just before 4:00am. Roughly one hundred firefighters responded to extinguish the flames, which reportedly spread from the fifth floor. Sources tell us that a 91-...

Lenin and his flowers.
04/14/2022
Lower East Side Lenin Gets Sunflowers in Support of Ukraine

Lenin and his flowers.

The Lenin statue atop a Lower East Side tenement continues to support Ukraine. With arm outstretched, the 13-foot bronze relief now holds a bouquet of sunflowers, presumably another message of support for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion. It’s not the first time in recent weeks that...

Get ready for a big pit.
04/13/2022
Department of Buildings Issues Foundation Permits for 70-Story Tower on South Street

Get ready for a big pit.

The controversial 70-story tower slated for the Lower East Side waterfront received a major boost this week. Department of Buildings yesterday issued permits for the gargantuan foundation at 265 South Street, thus allowing owner-developer Chetrit Group to take advantage of the 421a tax exemption whi...

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We were in the East Village's #littleukraine for 20+ years, live, work.. Our friends at East Village Meat Market Inc./ J. Baczynsky messaged about ways to directly support relief in Ukraine at this time. "We are sending people to this site to donate https://linktr.ee/RazomForUkraine. There are a variety ways to donate whether it be through bank, PayPal, or credit card Also have updated our site for donations https://www.eastvillagemeatmarket.com/donate-to-ukraine " - East Village Meat Market, March 2, 2022 NYC Please share EVIMA Bowery Boogie Eater NY Gothamist Manhattan Sideways Moonrise Bakehouse Veselka :: Beceлкa Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
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Lower East Side Holiday Parade TOMORROW - Sunday! Steps off on the corner of Grand & Pitt at 1pm. Come and celebrate!
Mummers plays were performed in Philadelphia in the 18th century as part of a wide variety of working class street celebrations around Christmas. By the early 19th century, it coalesced with two other New Year customs, shooting fi****ms, and the Pennsylvania German custom of “belsnickling” (adults in masks questioning children about whether they had been good during the previous year). | via Bowery Boogie
Thank you Bowery Boogie for featuring my mural project supporting the The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center center through a GoFundMe, which is linked here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/girlsclubandclemente Here are some photos of dear friends and new acquaintances in the LES who have shared their enjoyment of this project. If you have the chance to stop by, I’d love to see your pics 😍 Bright Horizons at Essex Crossing I adore your puppet Olly Pop! This mural supports the The Clemente’s International Puppet Fringe Festival, which is next week. You all should check it out and bring Olly Pop! http://puppetfringenyc.com 💛💕Happy Friday everyone!💕💛
Thank you Bowery Boogie for featuring, "Getting There", which supports the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center and The Lower Eastside Girls Club 😍 https://www.boweryboogie.com/2021/08/flower-pop-mural-on-grand-street-for-the-benefit-of-les-organizations/ Mural photo by Lauren Damaskinos GoFundMe video by Cam Willis
From Bowery Boogie: “This flowery pop of color on the Seward Park Co-op retail complex is courtesy of artist Morgan Everhart. As it were, the mural is a blooming homage to the community’s perseverance through the struggles and hardships of the pandemic. And it directly supports The Lower Eastside Girls Club and The Clemente Cultural & Educational Center.” Donate today: https://bit.ly/2VnV0vR https://www.boweryboogie.com/2021/08/flower-pop-mural-on-grand-street-for-the-benefit-of-les-organizations/
“Pandemic Shift” is a photo series by photographer Andrew Hunter and bartender liaison Aaron Fischer. Together they are telling stories of the countless bartenders and shift workers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year. #pandemic #NYC #bars #bartenders #photography #shiftworkers Bowery Boogie Lower East Side Partnership
We are excited to announce that Kehila Kedosha Janina will be reopening for Museum visits and tours beginning Sunday June 6! Join us every Sunday between 11am and 4pm to reconnect with our Romaniote heritage and experience our historic synagogue and museum. We look forward to welcoming your entire family for a tour. Masks and all public health guidelines will continue to be followed. Due to capacity limits, people interested in visiting our museum are strongly encouraged to RSVP in advance by emailing [email protected] Bowery Boogie The Lo-Down NY Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Museum at Eldridge Street Tenement Museum
Check us out on Bowery Boogie! We are so excited to be part of this vibrant community and support families in the Lower East Side 😍