The swings at Sol Lain Playground were empty April 2. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown. …


Falcon Break

Thanks to Rosella Albanese for sending along this view from her balcony.

Left: Kimlau Square a week ago; right: Kimlau Square Sunday, Oct. 8. Photos by Lee Berman.

(Opinion) It’s Long Past Time For Our City to Give the Homeless the Resources and Compassion They Deserve

The following op/ed was written by Lee Berman, a Lower East Side district leader, regarding this past weekend’s shocking murders of four homeless men in Chinatown. …

photo by @M_Chung via Twitter

Women Arrested After Trying to Hang Banner off Manhattan Bridge

Traffic was delayed and the bike ramp was shut down this morning as officers stopped three women from unfurling a banner on the Manhattan Bridge bike path. …

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Fall Comes to Corlears Hook Park

Good Morning! At last, the leaves are turning here on the Lower East Side. With such warm temperatures lately it has taken a while, …

Fire at 188 E. 1st Ave., between 11th and 12th Streets. Photo by James and Karla Murray

A 6-Alarm Fire Broke Out at 188 First Ave. Early This Morning

ABC7 News is reporting eleven firefighters and three residents were injured in the blaze that broke out around 2am this morning at 188 First Ave., between 11th and 12th streets in the East Village. The fire broke out on the first floor of the five-story tenement …

photo by Mike McCabe

Skating Under the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square Looms Nearby

photo by Mike McCabe

Good morning. Here’s a nice shot of Coleman Skate Park, under the Manhattan Bridge, from Mike McCabe (@manhattanreviewofunnaturalacts). The view …

across Seward Park by @archaicsoul

Morning View Across Seward Park

Good morning. Here’s a lovely view, taken by L.J. Martin (@archaicsoul), looking across Seward Park, towards the Forward Building and beyond. The weather is …

FilmShop Unfinished Business

FilmShop Collective Screens Annual Shorts Showcase This Saturday

Our friends at the filmmakers collective, FilmShop, host their annual night of themed short films this Saturday, July 21, at Rough Trade. They …

Still from "A Maine Movie," Directed by Matt Nelsen, Story by Matt Nelson & Marty Schousboe.

A Night at the Lower East Side Film Festival

Walking into Village East Cinema for the Lower East Side Film Festival I was directed downstairs where a small group of people crowded around a concession stand featuring metal tubs filled with ice and beer – plastic cups of red and white wine sat between them. …

photo courtesy of The Egg House/Sense Studio, Rendering by 3T Studio

The Egg House is Now Open

Photos by Christopher Maher

This story was written by Christopher Maher.

Early April has proved drearier than one might hope, but things are looking …

Photos by Christopher Maher.

Remembering the Triangle Fire, 107 Years Later

This past Friday, in the shade on the corners of Washington and Greene streets, a crowd gathered around a small stage with a “Workers United” banner hung behind it. …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

(Opinion) Union Square Tech Training Center Would Give Our Kids a Chance at Jobs of the Future

The following opinion piece was written by Alan van Capelle, president & CEO of the Educational Alliance. …

Image from Christopher Marte's Instagram feed.

(Opinion) City Council District 1 Needs Participatory Budgeting

An op/ed from City Council candidate Christopher Marte. …

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There’s a David Lynch Art Tribute Show Happening This Weekend

In the middle of the second season of Twin Peaks, after discovering a petroglyph (a rock carving or painting) inside a place known as The Owl Cave, Special Agent Dale Cooper tells Sherriff Harry S. Truman, “I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.” …