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Happening This Weekend: Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

If you’re staying in the city over the holiday weekend, we suggest checking out the annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts.

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Producers Looking to Adapt “Hester Street” For Broadway

Hester Street, the 1975 film set on the Lower East Side, is being adapted for Broadway. Film producer Ira Deutchman told Indiewire he’s developing the project in consultation with Joan Micklin Silver, who wrote and directed the indie movie. …

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RIP Essex Street Market Vendor Ron Budinas

The Essex Street Market is a close-knit community. So it hit especially hard a few weeks ago when a longtime member of the market’s family, Ron Budinas, suffered a fatal heart attack. …

Lower East Side Links

–The politics of Beth Israel’s dramatic downsizing: “After recent fights over the closings of St. Vincent’s in Manhattan and Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, …

Local activists and elected officials rallied at Rivington House in April.

Rivington House Petition: It’s Time For the Mayor to Do the Right Thing

You can add your voice to the chorus demanding the return of the former nursing facility to the people on the Lower East Side. …

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Brewer, Chin Push Legislation to Reform Deed Change Process

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin unveiled proposed legislation today that would require more transparency for changes in deed …

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Three Candidates Vye to Lead Community Board 3

Gigi Li is relinquishing her position as board chairperson after four years (new rules prevent her from running for a fifth one-year term). Last night, three candidates were nominated for chairperson. …

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Beth Israel is Closing; Smaller Hospital Planned on 2nd Avenue

Beth Israel Hospital, a fixture on the Lower East Side since 1889, is shuttering its 16th Street building and opening a much smaller facility …

Lower East Side Links

–An advisor to the deputy mayor for health and human services, emails show, was in communication with Rivington House’s owner in late 2014. The new …

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Now Open: Les Enfants Delice Takeaway Shop

Les Enfants de Bohème opened for business at 177 Henry St. last summer on a block with few dining options. The new project from …

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Seward Park a Winner of “Parks Without Borders” Competition

A local organization, the Seward Park Conservancy, launched a robust campaign for a piece of a $40 million pie that will be divided among eight recipients. …

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Help Redesign the Corlears Hook Park Dog Run Thursday Night

On Thursday evening, the NYC Parks Department is hosting a public meeting on the Lower East Side to discuss the renovation of the dog …

Protest at 445 East 9th St.; May 9.

Following Protest, Icon Realty Hires “Chief Safety Officer”

Protest at 445 East 9th St.; May 9.

Earlier this month, residents, elected officials and activists at the Cooper Square Committee raised their voices …

East Side women discussing price of meat. Photo by Bain News Service, [1910 April].

Tomorrow Night: Help Recreate the Great Meat Boycott of 1902

East Side women discussing price of meat. Photo by Bain News Service, [1910 April].

There are only a few days left to celebrate Lower East …

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Paul Newell Launches Campaign For State Assembly Seat

Just last month, voters elected Alice Cancel to serve the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s two-year term in the New York State Assembly. But a …