Hotel 50 Bowery.

Around 2,000 New Hotel Rooms Have Come to the Lower East Side in Recent Years

Hotel 50 Bowery.

We have seen an unprecedented amount of hotel construction on the Lower East Side during the past few years, and several …

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Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: Lower East Side Gets a “High Water Mark” Sign

Just a few days before the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Lower East Side is still waiting for the city to begin resiliency …

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–“Yet another bitter battle over art, appropriation and censorship is being waged this week — this time over a depiction of a Chinatown waiting room.” …

Rendering: New towers proposed on the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Community Board 3 is Poised to Join ‘Two Bridges’ Rezoning Campaign

Community Board 3 is poised to join a local effort to rezone a section of the Two Bridges area, part of a larger campaign to stop three gigantic towers from going up on the waterfront. …

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Henry Street Settlement Holds Town Hall Meeting on Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, Henry Street Settlement is hosting a town hall meeting to find out what issues matter most to people on the …

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–Members of Community Board 3’s land use committee agreed last night to become co-applicants with community groups of a rezoning proposal in the Two Bridges …

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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 | @gguten took this photo on Allen Street near Division Street, alongside the 2014 Smart Crew/Klughaus Gallery Chinatown mural. | …

Neighborhood Coordination Officers - 7th Precinct - at a recent community event.

7th Precinct “Sector A” Holds Neighborhood Safety Meeting Thursday Night

Earlier this month, we told you about the 7th Precinct’s new community policing initiative. …

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–Manhattan retail rents fell about 13% from the same period a year ago, while available spaces declined. Brokers say many of the retail spaces are …

Sonny Rollins on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1966.

Legislation to Name Williamsburg Bridge For Sonny Rollins Introduced in City Council

The campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge for Jazz great Sonny Rollins has taken an important step. City Council member Stephen Levin of Brooklyn has introduced legislation to make the change. …

Brewer and Chin staged a rally in the Two Bridges neighborhood in July.

Brewer, Chin Request Zoning Text Amendment to Battle “Two Bridges” Mega-Towers

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin have filed a request for a zoning text amendment with the Department of City Planning (DCP) that would, if enacted, make it more difficult for developers to build three mega-towers in the Two Bridges area. …

Rendering shows Extell's 80-story tower in the Two Bridges area, as well as three proposed towers now under review by the City Planning Commission.

Community Groups Will Seek CB3’s Support For ‘Two Bridges’ Rezoning Wednesday Night

Community activists battling three proposed mega-towers in the Two Bridges area are gearing up for Wednesday night’s meeting of Community Board 3’s land use committee. …

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War on Rats Expands to Schools on the Lower East Side

During the summer, the city announced a $32 million program to get rid of rats in three problem neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side/Chinatown. …

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(Photos) Lower East Side Pickle Day 2017

As usual, it was packed at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day festival yesterday. Unusually warm October weather brought out the masses for …

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–A bicyclist was shot on Avenue C early this morning. He managed to get himself to the hospital. [Channel 7]

–More details and photos from …