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Lower East Side Voices: A Radio Host On a Mission

All this week, we have been featuring the stories of immigrants in our community and talking with them about the Trump administration’s controversial immigration agenda. …

Lower East Side Links

–Today is the 106th commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. [Facebook Invite]

–Six people were arrested in connection with a gun-running operation that used …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Plea to “Follow Your Constitution”

In our video series, Lower East Side Voices, we are sampling local opinions about the new administration’s immigration policies and learning from immigrants in our community about their experiences. …

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Lebanese Restaurant, Lil’ Gem, Will Succeed Thelma on Clinton This Spring

There’s news this afternoon of Melissa O’Donnell’s next act on Clinton Street. …

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Bialystoker Property Owners Agree to Pay $46.5 Million For Air Rights; Seward Park Co-op Vote Planned

The board of directors of the Seward Park Cooperative last night voted to schedule a referendum on a proposed sale of air rights to the developer of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site at 228 East Broadway. …

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NYU Langone Details Plans For Essex Crossing Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center has filed an application with the State Department of Health for approval of its 55,000 square foot ambulatory care facility at Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side. …

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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Neighborhood happenings March 22-29. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …

Lower East Side Links

–Here’s yet another story on the Lower East Side luxury condo boom. Several new projects, brokers say, are attracting, “older and more established buyers such …

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LES’s 100 Gates Program Expands to Harlem and Staten Island

A public art initiative born on the Lower East Side is expanding to two more New York City neighborhoods. …

Lower East Side Links

–Professor Peter Kwong, an Asian-American scholar and very familiar presence in Chinatown, has died. [City Limits]

–At the Lower East Side’s High School for Dual …

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Man Claiming to Have a Gun Stole Tip Jar From Allen Street Ice Cream Store

There were some scary moments last night inside Soft Swerve, the ice cream store at 85 Allen St. …

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Lower East Side Voices: The Freedom Swimmer

Perspectives on immigration: A Videotaped interview with Chinatown resident Chris Chung. …

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Formidable African American Women Celebrated in Bowery Projection Series

Beginning tonight at dusk, the International Center of Photography will be featuring a compelling series of images, projected onto the windows of its museum at 250 Bowery. …

Lower East Side Links

–NYCHA accidently sent eviction letters to residents of the Gompers Houses. [New York Post]

–At a Sunday town hall meeting on the Lower East Side, …