Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

More Delays For East River Flood Barrier, as Federal Deadlines Loom

Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

There are more complications in the $760 million plan for a flood barrier …

The Market Line. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Doughnut Plant, Pickle Guys Coming to the Market Line at Essex Crossing

Four more vendors have been announced for the Market Line, a new subterranean shopping pavilion that’s part of the Essex Crossing project. …


Health Department Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign in Lower East Side Bars

The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine. …

City Council member Margaret Chin with Eladia Velez.

A Grand Street Celebration: Mama YaYa Turns 100

Mama YaYa celebrated her birthday in style on Saturday. And with good reason. The longtime Lower East Side resident, Eladia Velez, just turned 100! …

Renderings courtesy of James & karla Murray.

James & Karla Murray Launch Kickstarter For “Mom & Pops” Seward Park Installation

Back in February, we told you about a new installation in Seward Park from the local photographers James & Karla Murray. …

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Sleepless on the Lower East Side: Construction Noise Keeps Locals Awake

It was a sleepless night for some Lower East Side residents living near Essex Crossing. …


Here’s How You Can Help Ricky Leung’s Family

Ricky Leung’s family could use a little help. …

Local activists hang a banner from 141 Ridge St. Photo courtesy of Cooper Square Committee.

Steve Croman’s Tenants Deliver a Message They Hope He’ll Receive in Prison

Notorious Manhattan landlord Steven Croman isn’t expected to be released from prison until next month, but some of his tenants on the Lower East Side last week decided to give him an early welcome home present. …


Loisaida Festival Returns Sunday, May 27

Coming up on Sunday, May 27, the Loisaida Festival returns to Avenue C for its 21st year. …

Lower East Side Links

–Two bills, one proposed by local Council member Margaret Chin, will be introduced this week with the aim of curbing placard parking abuse. [Channel 5]

Essex Crossing's developers were honored at the Essex Street Market Block Part held May 19, 2018.

At a Soggy Block Party, Essex Street Market Vendors Look to the Future

It was pretty much a washout Saturday at the Essex Street Market’s annual Block Party, but merchants and customers alike braved the elements and made the best of it. …

Croman tenants rally outside the Manhattan Supreme Court in June of 2016.

Steve Croman Figures Prominently in New York Times’ Housing Crisis Series

The New York Times just rolled out a multi-part series investigating New York City’s broken system ostensibly meant to protect rent regulated housing. …

Pier 36 aerial shot from promotional video.

Pier 36 Repairs Could Begin Next Month; But Who’s Picking Up the Bill? (Updated)

In the past few weeks we have been trying, without much success, to find out what’s happening at Pier 36. …

Photo courtesy of Chinatown Partnership.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebrations In Chinatown Sunday

Photo courtesy of Chinatown Partnership.

On Sunday, the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival makes its return to Chinatown. It takes place on …

Essex Street Market Block Party 2016.

Reminder: Essex Street Market Block Party is Coming Up Saturday

Essex Street Market Block Party 2016.

Here’s a reminder about this weekend’s Essex Street Market Block Party. Yes, the weather looks a little bit …