🌱 Red Square Demolished + Crab Of The Day Closed + Landfill Proposal

Hello neighbours! I’m your host Patrick Murray here with 3 tracks to start your day.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Windy with snow in the morning, 1-2″. High: 35 Low: 13.

Here are the main stories of the Lower East Side-Chinatown today:

  1. the old The Red Square commercial building was demolished to make room for new development. Acquired almost six years ago by the Dermot company for 100 million dollars, the residential part has meanwhile been upgraded. The adjacent new development is should rise six stories, and occupy 68,531 square feet. (Boogie-Boogie)
  2. Crab du Jour has closed after only one year of activity. The Grand Street restaurant on Grand and Suffolk streets has been closed for the past few days, and customers have realized they can stop ordering at the restaurant on food delivery apps. (Boogie-Boogie)
  3. Jason Barr, an economics professor at Rutgers, recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, addressed to Mayor Eric Adams, proposing that the city should add 1,760 acres via a landfill in Lower Manhattan. His ambitious plan would extend Manhattan’s reach to below Governor’s Island. He believes that this extension of land would allow improve resilience to the threat of sea level rise, and could provide 180,000 new homes that can accommodate 247,000 people. (Dezen)

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Today in Lower East Side-Chinatown:

  • Magic, Mourners and Healers: Jewish Women in the Shtetls and Contemporary Art, Edlridge Street Museum. (6 p.m.)
  • Michael Conroy presented “Human Inside”, at 2 Rivington St. (6 p.m.)
  • Virtual Tenement Talk, co-presented by the building museum. (6:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Read about Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street. (digital newspaper)
  • Tarragon is an affectionate cat available for adoption at Haven of animals. (Animal shelter)
  • Abrons Arts Center announces its spring 2022 programming. (The bottom)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Thursday. I will see you soon!

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