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More Than a Decade in the Making: Refurbished Luther Gulick Park Now Open

We could all use some good news, right? Well, here’s some. This weekend saw the long awaited debut of the newly refurbished Luther Gulick …

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Fire Breaks out at 301-303 Grand St.; Fundraiser Supports Grand Tea and Imports

Just after midnight on Thursday, a big fire broke out at 301-303 Grand St., a 3 story building at Allen Street. …

Smog from wildfires 2,700 miles away clouds New York’s skyline. (taken 9/16/20) Photo by Kari Jensen

West Coast Fire Haze Clouds NYC Skies

New York City’s skies dulled to shades of yellows, greens and grays recently, clouded by smoke blown in from West Coast wildfires. …

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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …

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New Date: March For Our Schools & Our Lives Sept. 17

Here’s an event that was supposed to take place last week but was postponed due to the rain. Parents and students from District 1 …

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Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in …

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

Roger Bultot sent along this photo from Sara D. Roosevelt Park. COVID-19 isn’t stopping these art enthusiasts.



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Here’s Your First Look at Grand Street Guild’s New 100% Affordable Project

Rendering by Handel Architects.

Back in 2018, we first told you about plans for two new 100% affordable buildings on land owned by the …

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Appeals Court Sides With Two Bridges Developers; Two More Cases Still Pending

A state appeals court ruled this week in favor of developers seeking to build four mega-towers in the Two Bridges area, but construction will not be starting any time soon. This is because two other lawsuits against the projects must be resolved first. …

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Twilight at East River Park

This shot of a gorgeous twilight sky above East River Park and the Williamsburg Bridge is by Leslie Laurence @leslielaurence. If you would like …

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Silver Begins Serving 6 1/2 Year Prison Term in Otisville

In the past week, former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver began serving a 6 and 1/2 year prison sentence. Back in 2015, he …

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New Museum Plans Sept. 15 Reopening; Union Files Labor Complaint

In the past week, the New Museum announced that it will be reopening, with limited capacity, on Sept. 15.

In accordance with city and …

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–A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Phased construction is expected to begin in East River Park next …

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Good Morning Lower East Side

Chris Castillo sent along this gorgeous sunrise this morning, with the note, “Good morning, NYC.” If you would like to share a photo with …

88 Lan Zhou during its previous temporary closure at the height of the pandemic.

88 Lan Zhou Will Be Open at Least a Little Bit Longer

If you’re a fan of 88 Lan Zhou, as we are, you have at least a small reprieve. The Fujianese-style hand-pulled noodle and dumpling spot previously announced it would be closing for good at 40 Bowery. …