A rally was held outside HPD's offices Feb. 2.

Court Orders Timeline For 85 Bowery Repairs; Elected Officials Want a More Specific Plan

Following a court order laying out a timeline for the return of tenants at 85 Bowery, local elected officials are asking city agencies to come up with a detailed plan to move the displaced residents back into their apartments. …

242 Broome St. rendering by MOSO Studio.

Report: Condos Averaged $1.7 Million on the Lower East Side at the End of 2017

The Real Estate Board of New York’s report for the fourth quarter of 2017 showed a dip in the residential sales market across Manhattan. That tend did not hold true on the Lower East Side. …

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Police Release Photo of Man Wanted in Attack at Lower East Side Bar

Police are looking for a suspect who slashed a man during an incident at Piano’s, the Ludlow Street bar, in the early morning hours …

Bar Belly has relaunched on Orchard Street.

Lower East Side Food Notes: Two Stars For Hwa Yuan, Teen Chef’s LES Debut, Bar Belly Relaunches

Here’s what’s happening on the Lower East Side food scene: …

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Lower East Side Ferry Landing Now Under Construction

Have you noticed the big crane operating in the East River near Corlears Hook Park? It’s part of NYC Ferry’s summer 2018 expansion plan. …

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“Fong On” Name Disappears From Mott Street Awning, Dispute Isn’t Over Yet

Here’s a followup from a story we reported last week. The Eng family, which has owned the Fong On brand for decades, has been pursuing a trademark infringement case against a Chinatown businessman. …

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Avocado Appetit Opens at 114 Eldridge St.

The Lower East Side/Chinatown now has a restaurant specializing in avocados. …

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Year of the Dog: Time to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Chinatown is about to come alive with the sights and sounds of Lunar New Year 2018. The Year of the Dog begins on Friday, Feb. 16. Here are a few events to look for in the coming days. …

Photo from Chinatown Ice Cream Factory's website.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Fights to Remain in Bayard Street Storefront

One of the neighborhood’s beloved longtime businesses is trying to keep from being evicted. According to the New York Post, the owners of Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory are tangling with their landlord over a water bill. …

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85 Bowery Tenants End Hunger Strike After Four Days

Six residents of 85 Bowery are ending their hunger strike after four days. …

L Train arrives at First Avenue Station. Photo by Joel Raskin, 2015.

Voice Your Concerns About the Dreaded L Train Shutdown Tuesday Evening

Concerned about the L Train shutdown coming in 2019? …

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Slate Files Permits For Luxury Conversion of Rivington House

We have known the day was coming, but it won’t soften the blow for many Lower East Side residents still seething over the Rivington House fiasco. …

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Police Search For Suspect in Apparent Racially Motivated Attack on Suffolk Street

Police are looking for a suspect who went on a racist rant early Monday morning and viciously attacked a Lower East Side resident. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

Two CB3 Panels Endorse Tech Hub, Reject Conditional Zoning Provision

Two committees of Community Board 3 Wednesday night voted in favor of creating a Union Square Tech Training Center at 124 East 14th St. …

Feb. 2, 2018. Protest at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Gold Street.

85 Bowery Tenants Launch Hunger Strike; Niou and Kavanagh Urge Speedy Repairs

Some of the residents of 85 Bowery will be staging a hunger strike at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in Lower Manhattan beginning at 11 a.m. today. …