City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Coming up on Saturday, City …

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(Video) Suspect Wanted in Lower East Side Sexual Assault

Police have released better security camera footage showing a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a residential building elevator near Stanton and Pitt streets. …

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Photos: Crane Crashed Into 133 Essex St.

There was some excitement on Essex Street this afternoon and evening. A crane tipped into a condo building, 133 Essex St., the “man lift” …

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Saturday at Grand Street Settlement, You Can Take Care of Old Warrants

Coming up this Saturday on the Lower East Side, there’s a chance for people with outstanding warrants to take care of the legal cloud hanging over their heads. …

Elected officials and other community leaders held a news conference at Rivington House April 7.

Community Board 3: Too Early to Talk Compensation; Return Rivington House Now

Community Board 3 tomorrow night is likely to take a stronger position than that of local elected officials in calling for the return of Rivington House to the Lower East Side as a health care facility. …

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Photos: Chin & Squadron Compete For Chinatown “Top Chef” Honors

Politics in Chinatown is often hotly contested. But on Friday at a senior center across from Columbus Park, only the giant woks were too …

Lower East Side Links

–Editorial: A plastic bag fee being advanced by local Council member Margaret Chin “would go a long way toward eliminating this hideous feature of our …

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Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were “frantically” trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February. …

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Police Search For Suspect in Attempted Rape Near Pitt & Stanton Streets

Police are looking for a suspect who tried to sexually assault a woman Saturday afternoon near Pitt and Stanton streets. …

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Seven New Members Join Community Board 3

Usually at about this time, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office puts out a master list of annual community board appointments. We haven’t seen this year’s version, but the new appointees have been added to Community Board 3’s website. …

150 Rivington St. rendering by Volley Studio, via the New York Times.

Here’s the Shiny Future of the Former Streit’s Property at 150 Rivington St.

The developers and/or the New York Times chose the start of Passover to unveil their glassy vision of the former Streit’s Matzo site at 150 Rivington St. …

Lower East Side Links

–A look at how Ben Shaoul’s luxury condos next to Katz’s Deli will change the Lower East Side. The story also includes an image from …

Alice Cancel with City Council member Council member Rosie Mendez Tuesday night.

Follow-up: Alice Cancel Wins Sheldon Silver’s Seat, Fall Campaign Already Underway

It’s been three days since Democrat Alice Cancel emerged victorious from the special election in the 65th Assembly District. This morning, we’re taking a closer look at how she prevailed and also at what’s ahead as the battle begins anew for Sheldon Silver’s former legislative seat. …

ICP's new home at 250 Bowery.

International Center of Photography Opens June 23 With “Public, Private, Secret”

ICP’s new home at 250 Bowery.

Earlier this month, the International Center of Photography (ICP) announced a June 23 opening date for its new …

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Community Members Plead For Leniency in Sheldon Silver Sentencing

Court documents reveal that Silver was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. …