Hester Street Fair, October 2016.

Hester Street Fair Opens Holiday Market at the Seaport, Looking Forward to Season #8

The Hester Street Fair wrapped its seventh season on the Lower East Side last month. But the gang has big plans for the off-season, beginning with today’s kickoff of the holiday market at the South Street Seaport. …

Former board member John Furth, center left, with Executive Director Robert Cordero and other Grand Street board members.

Grand Street Settlement Celebrates Centennial With Gala at Capitale

On Nov. 16, Grand Street Settlement celebrated its 100th anniversary with a gala at Capitale, the event space on the Bowery. …

Lower East Side Links

–A Trump/Pence supporter was arrested after an alleged racist rant and pepper spray incident at a restaurant on East 14th Street. [Gothamist]

–Tenement Museum guides …

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Next Public Meetings Coming Up For East Side Flood Protection

Another round of public meetings is coming up to gather feedback on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. That’s the multi-million dollar initiative to …

Thanksgiving at the Bowery Mission, 2015.

Bowery Mission Ready to Serve 1800 Thanksgiving Meals on the Lower East Side

Thanksgiving at the Bowery Mission, 2015.

At the Bowery Mission, staff members and volunteers are finishing preparations for Thanksgiving 2016.

The historic Lower East …

2 Bridges Music Arts, 75 East Broadway. Photo by Alain Levitt.

2 Bridges Music Arts Opens in the East Broadway Mall

Here’s something unexpected. A record/book store and arts space has opened in the East Broadway Mall, under the Manhattan Bridge. …

Lower East Side Links

–The Department of Education has decided to put a plan to create more diversity in District 1 schools on hold. Lower East Side parents are …

A bus operated by Yep Tours illegally loads passengers on Pike Street this week.

CB3 Set to Reject “Yep Tours” Bus Permit. Will the City’s DOT Agree?

It will soon be up to the city’s Department of Transportation to decide whether Yep Tours’ bad behavior on the Lower East Side will be rewarded. …

Lower East Side Links

–“Frank is the man!” A tribute to Frank’s Bike Shop, a fixture on Grand Street for 40 years. [New York Times]

–A profile of Omar …

232 East Broadway.

Demolition Permit Filed For Bialystoker Office Building at 232 East Broadway

232 East Broadway.

Demolition permits were filed and approved this week for a two-story office building at 232 East Broadway. The property, next door …

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(Video) 15 Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens at Tenement Museum

Every year, the Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services holds a naturalization ceremony at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. This year’s ceremony …

Katz's Deli. Photo by David Sierra.

Turkey With a Side of Pastrami? Katz’s Deli Hosts Thanksgiving Feast

No Thanksgiving plans yet? Katz’s Deli could be your solution. Once again this year, the 128-year-old Lower East Side institution will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast (with a few Jewish twists). …

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Steamy Cabbie Calendar Benefits University Settlement

Are you ready to heat up your holiday shopping? The 2017 Taxi Drivers Calendar might be just the ticket. The calendar, showing New York …

Lower East Side Links

–ABS Partners Real Estate and Benenson Funding have purchased the building housing the AMC Loews Theater on 3rd Avenue for $33 million. [Real Deal]

–There’s …

Photo from Council member Mendez's Instagram.

East Village Merchants Association Launches Discount Card

There’s a new way to support local businesses and save money at the same time. …