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Local Activists, Council Member Chin Vow to Keep Fighting For Rivington House

On Friday, World AIDS Day, local activists held an early evening vigil at Rivington House to recall the loss of the former nursing home for AIDS patients. …

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Santa Comes to the Essex Street Market on Sunday

The holiday season will be in full swing at the Essex Street Market on Sunday. Santa will be visiting from 2-4 p.m. They’ll be …

242 Broome St. rendering by MOSO Studio.

Applications Open For 11 Affordable Condos in Essex Crossing’s 242 Broome St.

242 Broome St. rendering by MOSO Studio.

Back in the fall of 2016, sales launched for 44 luxury condominium apartments at 242 Broome St. …

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–After a City Council rezoning vote, the developer of a Sutton Place condo tower temporarily halts construction. This is one to watch — as the …

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Police Look For Man Who Disappeared From Pitt Street Home

Police are looking for this man, 43-year-old Quanwei Li, who disappeared from his home at 90 Pitt St. a couple of weeks ago. …

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Asbestos Decontamination Tents Set Up in NYCHA Playground

Shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, local community activist Dashia Imperiale started asking questions about several tents that had been set up in the playground of NYCHA’s Seward Park Extension at 154 Broome St. …

Essex Crossing Site 5; a space has been reserved along Suffolk Street for a public school.

Assembly Member Niou, Colleagues Renew Push For School at Essex Crossing

Local elected officials have issued another plea to the city’s Department of Education (DOE) to provide funding for a public school as part of the Essex Crossing project. …

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High-End Sushi Spot Comes to Chinatown in Former Le Baron Space

Kazuo Yoshida, a sushi chef who wowed the critics during his stint at Williamsburg’s 1 or 8, just opened his own restaurant in Chinatown. Juku is located at 32 Mulberry St., in the sprawling space formerly occupied by the nigh club, Le Baron. …

Chinatown post office, 6 Doyers St. Photo by Beyond My Ken.

Velazquez Moves to Rename Doyers Street Post Office For Suffragette Mabel Lee

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez has introduced legislation to rename a post office in Chinatown for Suffragette Mabel Lee. …

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Street Co-Naming on Saturday For Lower East Side Community Hero Mary Spink

Coming up on Saturday, City Council member Rosie Mendez is co-hosting a street co-naming ceremony for “Mary Spink Way.” …

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Quirky Menorah Collection Goes on Display at Museum at Eldridge Street This Week

Here’s something a little different for the holidays. On Thursday evening, the Museum at Eldridge Street is opening a quirky collection of menorahs — including versions shaped like a baseball diamond, a pink Cadillac and a matchbook. …

Luis Arce-Mota and Alex Valencia of La Contenta.

La Contenta Opens Second Restaurant in the West Village

Since its opening in 2015 at 102 Norfolk St., La Contenta has consistently served up some of the best food and cocktails on the Lower East Side, in a warm and welcoming space. …

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Developers Launch Campaign to Push Through Seward Park Air Rights Sale

Tonight the developers of the former Bialystoker nursing home site kick off a high stakes campaign to persuade the Seward Park Cooperative to sell some of its air rights for $48.6 million. …

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Vigil at Rivington House on Friday Marks Two Years Since Nursing Home Closed

Coming up on Friday, Dec. 1, local activists will mark World AIDS Day and the two year anniversary of the closing of Rivington House.



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Essex Crossing Crews Install Sidewalk on Grand and Clinton Streets

In the past few days, workers have been installing the sidewalk surrounding Essex Crossing Site 5. The photo posted above was taken by Robin Schatell. …