Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Say So Long to the Lowline: Underground Park Proposal Goes Dormant

The Lowline, an audacious plan to create an underground park on the Lower East Side, made a big splash when it was first proposed in 2011. But it faded during the past couple of years without so much as a whimper. …

Photos by Roger Bultot.

(Photos) Chinatown Celebrates Year of the Rat with Lunar New Year Parade

Local photographer Roger Bultot shared some great photos from Sunday’s Lunar New Parade in Chinatown. It’s been a tough holiday season for the community, as unfounded fears about the new coronavirus have kept many people away from the neighborhood. …

Year of the Monkey: Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown This Weekend!

It’s a big celebratory weekend in Chinatown.

The Lunar New Year Parade kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mott and Canal streets. …

Essex Crossing Site 4, 180 Broome St. Rendering by Handel Architects.

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For 121 Apartments at Essex Crossing’s 180 Broome St.

The City of New York and the developers of Essex Crossing have just opened the affordable housing lottery for 121 apartments at 180 Broome St. …

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Norfolk Street Rubble

A sad site on Norfolk Street: all that’s left from the historic synagogue, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol.

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at Community Board 3 in February

Photo by Joel Raskin.

January 2020 flew by. To start a new month, let’s tale a look at what’s coming up at Community Board …

Photos from FDNY.

Five Alarm Fire Tears Through Chinatown Building That’s Home to Several Non-Profits

A three alarm fire broke out in a city-owned building at 70 Mulberry St. last night, injuring three people and impacting several non-profit organizations housed in the property across from Columbus Park in the heart of Chinatown. …

Sheldon Silver in happier times - at Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

Appeals Court Overturns Part of Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction

Sheldon Silver in happier times – at Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

A federal appeals court this week overturned part of Sheldon …

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City Lights

Jacob Goldman took this photo from an apartment in the Seward Park Cooperative.

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Seward Park Improvements

The $6 million renovation of Seward Park was completed several weeks ago, and people in the neighborhood have been enjoying the much-improved plaza linking …

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International Center of Photography Opens Jan. 25

Another piece of the Essex Crossing mega-project is ready for its closeup. The International Center of Photography (ICP) will officially open its new 40,000 …

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Seen on FDR Drive

This photo was taken over the weekend by Tommy Loeb.

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Another Company Seeks Permit For Bus Stop Used By Operator in Fatal Crash

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3’s transportation committee will consider an application from an additional bus operator seeking to use a curbside location at …

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East River Sunset

Good morning! Susan Levinson took this photo a couple of nights ago as the sun faded on another winter day on the Lower East …

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash in Pennsylvania.

Five Killed in Pennsylvania Bus Crash; Operator Uses Lower East Side Curbside Location

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash …