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FilmShop Collective Hosts Annual Screening Party at Rough Trade This Saturday

If you’re looking for a fun film screening and live music event that includes a.c. this weekend, FilmShop, a local filmmakers collective, is hosting …

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Blood Drive to Be Held Wednesday on the Lower East Side

LoHo Realty and the New York Blood Center will be holding a blood drive tomorrow (Wednesday) in the community room of the Seward Park …

Carlina Rivera was one of three candidates endorsed by the New York City Progressive Caucus earlier this month.

Campaign Finance Filings Show District 2 Council Race is Heating Up (Updated)

City Council District 2 candidate Carlina Rivera is not only campaigning against her Democratic primary opponents – she’s also positioning herself as part of the city’s vocal resistance to the Trump administration. …

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(Opinion) The Mayor Must Prevent Rivington House 2.0 at the Former P.S. 64

The following op/ed was written by Harry Bubbins, East Village & Special projects Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. …

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Opinion: A Lower East Side Perspective on Resisting the Trump Agenda

This opinion piece was submitted by Christopher Marte, a Democratic candidate for City Council in District 1. …

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Jewish Conservancy Celebrates 18 Years With Rooftop Brunch Dec. 18

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is celebrating its first 18 years during a special brunch in the rooftop space of the Manny Cantor Center Dec. 18. …


(Video) Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns Sept. 25

Lower East Side Pickle Day is coming back to Orchard Street Sept. 25. Just yesterday, the organizers at the LES Partnership put out a …

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Capoeira Master Recognized With Community Leadership Award

Depending on the capacity in which you know him, you either call the head instructor at New York Capoeira Center (Capoeira Angola Quintal) “Michael Goldstein” or “Mestre Ombrinho.” …

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Local Restaurant Owners Chart a New Course on Jefferson Street

Anyone who has walked down Jefferson Street lately has undoubtedly noticed some changes. …

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(Review) “Passing Strange” Team Brings THE TOTAL BENT to the Public

The Total Bent, a new musical by Passing Strange creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald, has debuted at The Public’s Anspacher Theater. Like its predecessor, The Total Bent tells of a young black musician’s artistic development, features a band onstage, and relies heavily on music for its narrative work. …

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(Opinion) East River Waterfront North & South: One Community, One Stewardship Entity, One Unified Plan

This article was submitted by Victor Papa, president of the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council; Aixa Torres, president of the Alfred E. Smith Houses Resident Association; and Nancy Ortiz, president of the Vladeck Houses Resident Association. …


(Audio) Here’s the Full Recording From Last Night’s Candidate Forum

Last night, there was a public forum at the East River Cooperative, the first opportunity for voters to see and hear from the candidates on …

169 Bar photo by Gino Gianoli.

In Appreciation Of “The Bloody Bucket:” Saluting 169 Bar

169 Bar photo by Gino Gianoli.

Editor’s note: Anmarie Soucie, a Lower East Side resident, lives near 169 Bar on East Broadway. These are …

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Opinion: Elizabeth Street Garden Should Be Used For Affordable Housing

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

Our Crowdfunding Campaign is 100% Funded! LES BID Signs on as Community Partner