Lower East Side Links

–The City Council today is expected to vote in favor of a law imposing a plastic bag fee. Local Council member Margaret Chin is a …

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Stringer Visits the Lower East Side, Bemoans the Loss of Streit’s Matzo

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Art on A Gallery yesterday morning to learn more about the new documentary film on Streit’s Matzo and to deliver a message: the city must do more to save cherished small businesses. …

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New Life For the Proposed Williamsburg-Lower East Side Skyway?

A couple of years ago, a New York City businessman got a lot of attention when he proposed building a gondola to connect Williamsbrg …

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NADA Art Fair Opens Tomorrow at Basketball City

The fifth edition of NADA New York, an art fair showcasing emerging art from around the world, opens tomorrow evening at Basketball City. …

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Fight Leads to Stabbing Outside The Delancey Bar Last Night

Delancey Street, between Clinton Street and Attorney streets.

One person was taken to the hospital with stab wounds last night after a fight erupted …

Lower East Side Links

–Just another day on Canal Street: “A Chinatown bus driver was so enraged that two thieves stole luggage under his bus that he unleashed his …

Sheldon Silver leaves court this afternoon after sentencing.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Former Lower East Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was sentenced this afternoon to 12 years in prison for federal corruption crimes. …

From the Streit's atchives: Rabbi Moshe Feinstein inspects matzo emerging from the first floor ovens . Photo courtesy of Michael Levine.

One More Week to See Streit’s Matzo Documentary Film

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream, there’s still a week left in the documentary film’s run at the Film Forum. …

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Robbers Strike Five Lower East Side Restaurants

Police are trying to find two suspects wanted in connection with the robberies of four restaurants on the Lower East Side last Tuesday and Wednesday. …

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Jenifer Rajkumar Officially Joins Race For Lower Manhattan Assembly Seat

Rajkumar is one of six candidates competing in the Democratic Primary in September. …

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Joel Raskin took this photo at 2nd Avenue and East 1st Street. That’s the huge mural from Os Gêmeos, …

Photo courtesy of Alice Cancel.

Alice Cancel Sworn In as Lower Manhattan Assembly Member

As of this afternoon, the Lower East Side and other downtown neighborhoods once again have representation in the New York State Assembly. Alice Cancel was sworn in today by Democratic Majority Leader Joseph Morelle. …

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Sheldon Silver Faces Sentencing Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon, Sheldon Silver will find out how long he’ll serve in prison after a jury convicted him this past November on federal corruption charges. …

Essex Crossing Site 6. Photos by Kami Scott.

Photos: Essex Crossing Sites 5 and 6

Essex Crossing is starting to show some visible progress. Construction crews are working on four sites that make up the mixed residential and commercial project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. Here’s a fresh batch of photos from local resident Kami Scott. …

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Celebrated Sushi Chef David Bouhadana Hopes to Open Restaurant at 217 Eldridge St.

Acclaimed sushi chef David Bouhadana is aiming to open a new spot at 217 Eldridge St., the former home of shuttered Italian spot Apizz. …