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–Tyrese Haspil pleads not guilty in the murder of his former boss, tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh. The grizzly crime happened in Saleh’s Lower East Side …

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–The mayor announces plans for a Soho rezoning, which he says will set the stage for more affordable housing and also make it easier for …

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–A lengthy battle over the subsidized art studios at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center takes a new twist. [Hyperallergic]

–Street vendors, aided by City …

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–A state judge blocks construction of a new jail in Chinatown, saying the city did not follow its own land use procedures. The city says …

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–Repairs on the Rutgers Tube mean service disruptions for the F train on nights and weekends. [Daily News]

–Parents are reeling after the mayor changes …

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–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. [Daily News]

–There are …

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–Restaurants on narrow Chinatown streets are finding it almost impossible to abide by NYC outdoor dining rules while continuing to stay in business. [The City]



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–The Parks Department is facing criticism for its dealings with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is set to lose its composting site in …

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Essex Crossing Kicks Off Luxury Leasing, as Rental Market Falters

The developers of the Essex Crossing mega-project recently kicked off leasing for their last large batch of luxury rental apartments.

There are 142 market …

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–As a Chinatown bakery owner pleads with Bill de Blasio for help, concrete steps to assist struggling local businesses, the mayor turns his back and …

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–The artist Shalom Neuman seems to have prevailed in his 8-year battle with infamous landlord Steven Croman. A state appeals court tossed out a lawsuit …

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Rosario’s Pizza Closes Orchard Street Storefront

Rosario’s Pizza, the quintessential Lower East Side spot for a late night slice, has closed. The longtime Orchard Street pizzeria posted the following message …

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–The Tenement Museum’s union files a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board after 76 employees were laid off. [Hyperallergic]

–Weeks after New York’s primary …

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–More layoffs at the Tenement Museum, as the pandemic takes its toll. [NY1]

–The governor’s crackdown on bars operating in violation of pandemic rules brought …

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–Former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver will be sentenced for a third time Monday. Silver, convicted of public corruption, failed to convince a federal …