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Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

New York’s restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire. …

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(Photos) Outdoor Dining on the Lower East Side

Both customers and restaurant owners were eager to give outdoor dining a try this week. Some businesses had more elaborate setups than others, and …

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Congressional, State Races in Limbo Until Absentee Votes Are Counted

COVID-19 has upended just about everything in our lives. It was no different in New York’s primary election this past Tuesday. Since so many …

"Running to Protest" participants head north along the East River. All photos by Kari Jensen.

Speaking Out for Racial Justice on the Lower East Side

As racial justice protests continue here in New York City, here is a look at one of the recent events that took place at the East River Park Amphitheater. …

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Starting Monday, Restaurants Begin Adapting to New Outdoor Dining Rules

Restaurants have been clamoring for permission from the city to open outdoor spaces for dining, and on Monday they get their wish. As part …

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Seward Park Reopens After COVID-19 Closure (UPDATED)

UPDATE (06-22-20): The park jumped the gun a bit, over the weekend, but is now officially open.

UPDATE (06-20-20): The park was definitely open …

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Foggy Mornings on the Lower East Side

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Our recent foggy mornings make for dramatic views of the Empire State Building and the burgeoning mid-town skyline. If you’d …

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Remembering Frances Goldin, A Fearless Fighter For Affordable Housing

You may have seen the tributes in the past week to Frances Goldin, the legendary Lower East Side community activist who died at the age of 95. Goldin was co-founder of the Cooper Square Committee and the Lower East Side Joint Planning Council. …

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Corlears Hook Park in Lush Spring Green

Thanks to Andrea DiFiore (@andreadifiore62) for this photo of Corlears Hook in lush, spring green.



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Corlears Hook Service Reduced, as Lower East Side Ferry Route Eliminated

While limited service will be offered from the Corlears Hook landing, NYC Ferry has announced the permanent elimination of its Lower East Side route, …

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“Open Streets” Come to the Lower East Side to Promote Responsible Social Distancing

The Lower East Side became part of the city’s “Open Streets” COVID-19 initiative this week. Beginning on Thursday, several blocks above Delancey Street were …

Lower East Side Links

–Extell announces a COVID-19 sale at One Manhattan Square. [The Real Deal]

–Unemployment claims by Asian Americans have gone up dramatically in New York, more …

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Blue Angels over the Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Rik Moran @rikmoran

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Salute COVID-19 Responders

Thanks to our readers who sent along these great photos and videos of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flyover earlier today. …

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Sunrise on the Lower East Side

Susan Levinson caught this sunrise on the LES and sent it along.