Missing Lower East Side Resident: Dean Andrew Ford

You may have seen posters like this one in the neighborhood or on social media. The family of 21-year-old Dean Andrew Ford, a Lower …

The Fragrance Shop

Stop & Sniff at the East Village’s Fragrance Shop

The Fragrance Shop has been offering custom scents to customers since it opened in 1992.

This video is from Rob Dozier at New York …

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Essex Street in Transition

Joel Raskin took this photo showing construction on one of the Essex Crossing sites. This particular building at 140 Essex St. will eventually rise …

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh; Chinatown, November 2017.

Kavanagh Set to Lead State Senate’s Housing Committee

A local elected official, State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development. …


Sunset Over the East River

Susan Levinson took this photo from her balcony near the East River.

7S Gallery in Chinatown

7S Art Gallery Highlights a Refined Chinese Lifestyle

Scarlett Kuang, from New York City News, brings us this look at the Chinatown gallery, 7S Art Gallery. She writes: “7s is an art gallery in Chinatown, celebrating refined Chinese Lifestyle. The revival of Chinese fine art in NYC shows a shift in the demographics of immigrants in the U.S.” …

Pink Building sunset

Sunset Over the Pink Building

Good morning! @alainlevitt caught this early December sunset scene (and a couple SantaCon-ers) at “The Pink Building” on Orchard Street.

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Bundled Up on Doyers Street

Good Morning! David Sierra took this photo in Chinatown.


Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit. …

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Personalized Plates

From @gguten, somewhere in Chinatown.


Dedication For Chinatown’s Mabel Lee Post Office Takes Place This Morning

Earlier this year, the U.S Congress approved legislation to rename the Post Office at 6 Doyers Street in Chinatown for suffragette Mabel Lee. This …


A Rainy Sunday on Grand Street

Here was the scene yesterday outside Moishe’s Bakery, courtesy of Alain Levitt.


Chinatown Jail, Two Bridges Zoning on CB3’s December Agenda

Here’s a look at Community Board 3’s meeting agendas for the month of December.

You heard this week’s news that the city is backing …


Seward Park: Off Limits

Two weeks after the big snow storm, the main gates at Seward Park remain closed. There’s been some cleanup activity, but reopening the park …