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Marco Polo Festival Returns to China Town and Little Italy

The Marco Polo Festival returns to Chinatown and Little Italy on Saturday, October 19. This year promises a family pageant that will flow through …

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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Rikers Island With Four Borough-Based Jails

The New York City Council made a momentous decision Thursday intended to shutter Rikers Island and replace the infamous prison with four borough-based jails, …

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Community Invited to Help Clean Up Montgomery Triangle Park on Saturday

The sad, neglected public triangle bordering Montgomery Street, East Broadway and Samuel Dickstein Plaza is about to get some TLC.

A local resident, Fannie …

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Permits Filed For 28-Story Condo Tower Next to Bialystoker Building

Developers have filed permits with the NYC Department of Buildings to put up a 28-story tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Hone building …

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Welcome to Chinatown

Good morning! Here’s a photo submitted by Yenta Laureate.

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Learn About Composting and Tour the Fire Boat House at LES Ecology Center’s Open House

The Lower East Side Ecology Center hosts an open house next Saturday, October 19, at 10:00 am. The gates will be open …

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Learn to Make Sichuanese Food at MOCATalks

Author Fuchsia Dunlop talks about her updated and revised cookbook, “Land of Plenty,” at the Museum of Chinese in America’s MOCATalks series …

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Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Costume Parade and Party on Sunday, October 20

Henry Street Settlement co-hosts the second annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade & Party on the Lower East Side on Sunday, October 20, …

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Evening Sky Along the East River

Here’s a dramatic sky shot at sunset along the East River by @evejosephson.

 



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The Bialystoker Nursing Home’s Next Chapter

Good morning! Malki Sinensky took this photo of the old Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway, which is being renovated as part of a …

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After Brutal Murders of Homeless Men in Chinatown, Mayor is Urged to Take Bold Action

The horrifying murders of four homeless men in Chinatown early Saturday are generating national news headlines and renewed pleas for a comprehensive strategy to …

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Revised East River Flood Protection Plans Met With More Local Skepticism

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

In response to neighborhood opposition to the city’s plans for a …

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East Broadway Light

Good morning! Here’s a recent photo from Pat Arnow.

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Playing in the Park

Good morning! @gguten took this photo in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

A Preview of Community Board 3’s October Meetings

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 …