Sargent's Daughter's/Jennifer Rubell.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here are some of the events coming up in the neighborhood… …

Lower East Side Links

–Chinatown’s Fong Inn Too, in business on Mott Street since 1933, closed down on Sunday. The family recently sold the building and no one in …

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82-Year-Old Man Suffers Serious Burns in Fire at Baruch Senior Houses

An 82-year old man was badly burned in a fire at the Baruch senior apartments at 72 Columbia St. late last night. …

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Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday. Here’s a look at the MLK Community Park on Montgomery …

Seward Park, October 2016.

Seward Park Conservancy Hosts Fundraiser Jan. 26

Seward Park, October 2016.

Some noticeable improvements will be coming to Seward Park in the next couple of years thanks to a $6.4 million …

Photo courtesy of Carlina Rivera's campaign.

City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund

Next week we’ll have a pretty good idea how the 2017 campaigns for City Council are shaping up. …

Pike Street at East Broadway, Wednesday evening.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state’s intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening. …

Morris Vogel on Orchard Street. Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum.

Tenement Museum President Morris Vogel Announces Retirement

A big transition is ahead for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. …

Lower East Side Links

–Reinventing NYCHA: New design guidelines for public housing. [Next City]

–State Sen. Daniel Squadron is among those seeking to expand decriminalization of marijuana. [Gothamist]

–What …

East River Esplanade; rendering from 2013.

City Agency Relents: Full East River Esplanade Project Moves Forward

The city bureaucracy works in mysterious ways. …

The mayor visited a Chinatown fire house earlier this week. Photo: Mayoral Photo Office.

Lower East Side Groups to de Blasio: Jared Kushner is No Friend of New York City Tenants

On Monday, Mayor de Blasio said he’s pleased that President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to serve as White House senior adviser. …

Photo: New York Daily News

Man Who Attacked Wife With Cleaver Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

A man who attacked his wife with a cleaver on Canal Street in 2013 was sentenced yesterday to 13 years in prison. …

Lower East Side Links

–Art dealer James Fuentes, born and raised on the Lower East Side, is celebrating 10 years as a local gallery owner with an unusual group …

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline Design Workshop Takes Place Jan. 25

The team behind the Lowline underground park proposal will be stepping up their community outreach efforts in 2017. …

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City Officials Come to Chinatown to Tout Vision Zero Successes

Officials with the city’s transportation department and with the NYPD came to Chinatown this morning to talk up the de Blasio administration’s latest successes …