83-85 Bowery; Jan. 18.

Followup: 85 Bowery Landlord Speaks Out Regarding Vacate Order

We have more from 85 Bowery, where residents of all 16 apartments were evacuated Thursday night after the Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a full vacate order. …

Photo via Street Vendor Project's Facebook.

Rent Hike Will Force El Magey y La Tuna to Close in March

Another local business is being forced to close due to a big rent hike. …

Sunshine Cinema, 139 East Houston St.

Here’s What’s Showing on the Final Weekend at the Sunshine Cinema

It is unfortunately your last weekend to see a film at the Lower East Side’s Sunshine Cinema …

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Great NY Noodletown Closed by NYC Department of Health

One of the most popular restaurants in Chinatown, Great NY Noodletown, was closed by city health inspectors earlier this month. …

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Good Morning!

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 | Joel Raskin took this photo on East Broadway. This construction site is the former home of the United Hebrew …

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City Orders Evacuation of 85 Bowery Due to Unstable Staircase (Updated)

City officials at this hour are in the process of evacuating a Chinatown tenement, 83 Bowery, after the Department of Buildings (DOB) declared the property unsafe earlier today. …

City Council member Chin and Manhattan Borough President Brewer at the Department of City Planning Jan. 17, 2018. Photo included in Brewer/Chin press release.

Brewer, Chin File Application For Two Bridges Zoning Changes With Department of City Planning

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilmember Margaret Chin yesterday filed with the Department of City Planning (DCP) a proposed zoning text amendment in the Two Bridges area. …

Yuh-Line Niou in Seward Park.

Assemlymember Yuh-Line Niou Holds Town Hall Meeting Jan. 28

Here’s something to put on your calendar. On Sunday, Jan. 28, State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou will be hosting a town hall meeting on the …

Chancellor Farina and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer visited P.S. 20 Jan. 17, 2018. Photo via P.S. 20's Facebook page.

Schools Chancellor Visits P.S. 20 To Announce Expansion of Dual Language Program

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to P.S. 20 on the Lower East Side yesterday to announce an expansion of the city’s pre-kindergarten dual language program. …

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Good Morning!

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 | @gguten took this photo in Chinatown a few days ago. | Weather: Sunny skies today with a high of …

Deputy Inspector Steven Hellman, speaks as NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill looks on during a community meeting last spring.

Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell Replaces Steven Hellman as 7th Precinct Commanding Officer

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill is making a lot of personnel changes to start 2018, as 29 captains were reassigned this week. Here on the Lower East Side, the 7th Precinct will be seeing new leadership. …

Hurricane Sandy along the East River, Oct. 2012. Photo by Virginia Jones.

Climate Change Talk Takes Center Stage at Caveat Tomorrow Night

Caveat, the fairly new performance venue on Clinton Street for, “playful, intelligent” nightlife,” offers a pretty diverse and often wacky lineup. …

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Allure is Looking Forward to New Ventures Following Rivington House Scandal

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Earlier this month, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cut a deal with the former owner of Rivington House, requiring the Allure …

Sheldon Silver at the federal courthouse in 2015.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal, Clears the Way For Sheldon Silver Retrial

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected former New York State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s request for an appeal. The decision means his retrial on federal corruption charges will likely go ahead as scheduled this coming spring. …

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Remembering Adela Fargas of Casa Adela

It’s a big loss for Loisaida. Friends, loved ones and loyal customers today are remembering Adela Fargas, the beloved owner of Casa Adela on Avenue C. …