Jupiter 21 condos, nee Mars Bar

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A Russ & Daughters Café slated for the Lower East Side? Looks like it! [NY Times]

The Lower East Side is getting a new Business Improvement District head. [The Lo-Down]
Improvements seem imminent at 88 Clinton Street. [The Lo-Down]

It’s fall and you obviously need a leather jacket; you can get one now at the newly opened Veda in SoHo. [Racked]

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and hundreds of Greenpoint residents are demanding that the city explore the potentially hazardous environmental impact that the construction of 12 residential towers might have on the neighborhood before construction begins on its quiet waterfront next year. [DNAinfo]

A Hasidic woman in South Williamsburg got caught on tape changing into non-conforming garb — albeit modestly, still. [New York Times]

Brooklyn is home to two of NYC’s richest neighborhoods, and five of the poorest. [Brokelyn]