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Time to Celebrate: Crosswalk Comes to Clinton Street

Officials of the Department of Transportation and local elected officials came to the Lower East Side this afternoon to celebrate the installation of a …

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–The state attorney general is reportedly investigating connections between the mayor’s non-profit, Campaign For One New York, and Rivington House. [New York Post]

–A profile …

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Council Member Rosie Mendez Endorses Paul Newell For State Assembly

State Assembly candidate Paul Newell was endorsed by City Council member Rosie Mendez last week, in his bid to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany.



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Police Warn of Lower East Side Car Break-Ins

You may have seen the electronic sign on Essex Street: Cops are dealing with a wave of car break-ins on the Lower East Side. …

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Followup: City Approves Lowline Proposal For Former Trolley Terminal

Almost five years after they went public with a headline-grabbing plan to create the world’s first underground park in an abandoned trolley station on the Lower East Side, founders of the Lowline have cleared a major hurdle. …

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–A report released yesterday revealed that de Blasio administration officials were warned that Rivington House could fall into the hands of luxury condo developers if …

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Rivington House Investigation: No Corruption, But Plenty of Incompetence

The city’s Department of Investigation has found no corruption by the de Blasio administration in its handling of the Rivington House matter. …

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Cake Shop is Trying Once Again to Find Business Partners

The Ludlow Street music venue, Cake Shop, has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. Those struggles continue. Here’s the pitch that landed in our in-box a short time ago from co-owner Nick Bodor: …

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–The Lowline team must raise $10 million in the next 12 months to fulfill one of the city’s requirements for leasing the underground space to …

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Breaking: Lowline Underground Park Proposal Wins City Approval

New York City officials tonight are announcing the initial approval of the Lowline underground park proposal in an abandoned former trolley site below Delancey Street. …

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Hester Street Fair Hosts an Ice Cream Social on Saturday

If you’ve looked ahead to the weekend weather forecast, you already know we’re going to see 90 degrees on Saturday. This means the timing …

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A Strong Debut For Seward Park Summer Movie Series

A big, diverse crowd turned out last night to watch The Wizard of Oz in Seward Park. The free event was hosted by the …

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–Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Sheldon Silver’s lawyers file for appeal and ask a judge to allow their client to stay out of …

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$50,000 Allocated For Community Programming at Pier 42

During the past few years, a portion of Pier 42 was used for pop-up arts and cultural events. It was part of a plan by a local coalition known as “Paths to Pier 42″ to reclaim the formerly neglected space near Montgomery Street. …

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Summer Movies in Seward Park: The Wizard of Oz is Tonight

During the summer months, the Seward Park Conservancy, Metrograph Theater and Henry Street Settlement are teaming up for special outdoor screenings. The first one …