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Report: White Supremacists Attacked Two Men on Essex Street Last Night

According to the New York Post, two men were attacked last night outside Clockwork Bar on Essex Street by a group of white supremacists.

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Why Keep Fighting for the Return of Rivington House? Local Activists Have An Answer

Here’s an anniversary no one on the Lower East Side is celebrating. It was one year ago today, Feb. 11, 2016, that the Slate …

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Orchard Grocer, a Vegan Deli, Opens at 78 Orchard St.

The owners of the popular vegan show store, MooShoes, have just opened a vegan grocery store in deli. It’s located at 78 Orchard St. (the two businesses are side-by-side.) …

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Local Group Announces Community Forums on Rivington House’s Future

Lower East Side activists have not given up on their campaign to win Rivington House back for the Lower East Side community. …

The Lowline Lab in the Essex Street Market. Photo courtesy of The Lowline.

Essex Market Food Fest, Science Fair at the Lowline Lab This Weekend

There are two big events happening at The Lowline Lab this coming weekend. …

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Good Morning!

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Here’s the view from Avenue D after the storm. Thanks to David Pentecost for the photo. | Weather: The …

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Chinatown’s Giant Snowman Appears!

In these trying, uncertain times it’s comforting to know that some things do not change. Every year, the giant snowman makes an appearance in …


(Photos) Scenes From the Storm on the Lower East Side

A few snow photos to get us started today.

Lower East Side Links

–Columnist Steve Cuozzo worries that Chinatown is losing its charm as gentrification tightens its grip on the neighborhood. [New York Post]

–A eulogy for Fong …

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Good Morning!

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | Here’s a look at a snowy Grand Street. | Weather: Snow, winds gusting to 35 mph until this afternoon. …

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

Seward Park Concept Plans to Be Presented Feb. 16

Coming up next Thursday evening, Feb. 16, the NYC Parks Department will be unveiling its conceptual design for a face lift of Seward Park. …

Lower East Side Links

–Stuy Town residents weigh in on the affordable housing lottery that just opened. [Town & Village]

–Students attended a rally in Foley Square against Donald …

Photo by Alec Jordan; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk)/Wikimedia Commons.

Stuy Town Affordable Housing Lottery is Now Open

There’s a new opportunity to apply for below-market apartments at StuyTown. …

Rabbi Samuel Spiegel with Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and staff.

Local Rabbi Blesses Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou’s Temporary District Office

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou invited reporters to her temporary district office near City Hall last week, where a Lower East Side rabbi offered a blessing and a few general words of encouragement. …

Lower East Side Links

–Controversial landlord Raphael Toledano faces foreclosure of one of his East Village portfolios. [The Real Deal]

–The de Blasio administration broke off talks with Airbnb …