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Morning Commute

Joel Avery @wait_for_steady_light shared this photo of his morning commute across the Williamsburg Bridge. If you would like to share a photo with The …

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Charles Yu, Author of “Interior Chinatown,” Featured in Conversation at Chatham Square Library

A free conversation and book talk with rising star and recent National Book Award winner, Charles Yu, will be online at Chatham Square Library …

RBG mural on 1st Ave. and 11th St., by street artist @ellestreetart. Photo by @jlovallo.

RBG Mural Soars Above First Avenue and 11th Street

A new mural honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by street artist ELLE, is gaining fans far beyond the Lower East Side. The mural, on the former Obey Giant wall at the corner of 1st Ave. and 11th Street, has become so popular, the street artist is now selling prints …

Photo via Sen. Chuck Schumer's Twitter feed.

Schumer Gets Behind Campaign to Save Arlene’s Grocery and Entertainment Venues Nationwide

CBS’s morning show on Saturday highlighted the plight of the country’s performance venues, who have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. …

Photo via @nuyoricanpoetscafe

RIP Miguel Algarin Jr., Founder of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Longtime Lower East Sider and founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarin Jr. has died. He was 79. A poet, playwright, activist and professor who created the famous spoken word salon in his living room on the Lower East Side, Nuyorican Poets Cafe continues to thrive on East 3rd Street …

East Village Arts Festival

Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Offers Local Events Online

Tompkins Square Library is hosts the Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Friday, December 4 — Saturday, December 12, 2020. As with almost all …

photo by Bob Krasner

Local Musician Jill Fiore Entertains and Inspires From Her Fire Escape

A crowd gathered on Essex Street between Grand and Hester streets (above Delancy Car Service) last weekend for an inspired performance by local musician Jill Fiore. She’s been getting some attention by keeping people dancing with her warm-hearted and creative pandemic work-around, by performing live on her fire escape. …

photo via @sweetpicklebooks Instagram

Sweet Pickle Books, a Used Books and Pickle Store, Comes to Orchard Street

Sweet Pickle Books, a used bookstore and pickle shop, opened at 47 Orchard Street this week. Offering used books and homemade pickles, the shop also “buys books, libraries, records and weird things …

LES Gallery Evening

Local Galleries Host L.E.S. Gallery Evening, Extended Hours Tonight

Over 40 art galleries located on the Lower East Side will stay open late on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Celebrating …

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Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Publica, Featuring Puerto Rican Artists

Abrons Arts Center has announced a month-long co-residency program, teaming up with Puerto Rico-based cultural center Pública. La Residencia, a co-located residency program that …