(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

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7 Days and Counting – TLD’s Small Business Survival Campaign!

We’re entering the final 7 days of our crowdfunding campaign for a yearlong reporting project on small business survival. Thanks to many generous backers, …

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Russ & Daughters Becomes Community Partner in Our Small Business Survival Campaign

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Just Added: Support Our Small Business Survival Campaign, Claim a Private Tour of the Jewish LES

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

We Need Your Help: Support Our Small Business Survival Campaign Today!

We’re launching a yearlong reporting project focused on Small Business Survival on the Lower East Side. Please support our crowdfunding campaign today to make …

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Can Small, Independent Businesses Survive in an Increasingly Corporate World?

It’s an issue gaining momentum throughout New York City. On the Lower East Side, one of the city’s last authentic neighborhoods, the question is particuarly resonant. …

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Zarin Fabrics Joins Our Small Business Survival Campaign as Community Partner

We can’t say it too many times. Thank you to everyone who has helped support our Small Business Survival Campaign in the first week. …