Cool Down at Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social This Weekend

One way to cool off this weekend is by “judging” which vendors offer the best flavors at the Hester Street Fair’s annual Ice Cream …


Summer Days in Straus Square

Good morning. Here’s a photo taken yesterday from Straus Square, with Seward Park in the background.

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

Hearing Tonight on East River Coastal Resiliency Plan

There’s another chance tonight to voice your opinion about the city’s revamped plans to build a flood protection system along the East River. …

Photo from Rabbit House's Facebook page.

Rabbit House Adds Second Location at 41 Essex St.

Rabbit House, the little Japanese-style tapas/sake spot across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park, is opening a second location at 41 Essex St. …

The existing Manhattan Detention Complex is located on White Street in Chinatown.

City Planning Commission Holds Hearing Today on Borough-Based Jail Plan

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing today on the mayor’s controversial borough-based jail plan. The proposal calls for replacing facilities on Rikers Island with four large prisons in NYC neighborhoods …

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Seen in East River Park

Good morning! Andrea DiFiore spotted echinacea growing in East River Park.

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East River Fireworks

Susan Levinson sent along some nice shots of the fireworks from Independence Day, 2019!


On Orchard Street

Good morning! Here’s a recent photo showing a section of upper Orchard Street.

Rendering of latest East River coastal resiliency scheme.

Community Board 3 in July: More East River Resiliency Talks, Essex Crossing Land Use Changes

Rendering of latest East River coastal resiliency scheme.

Before we head off for the Fourth of July holiday, here’s a look at what’s happening …


Rainbow Over the East River

Good morning. Here’s a fitting photo to close out Pride Weekend, courtesy of Alain Levitt.


New Select Bus Service Comes to 14th Street/Lower East Side July 1

Here’s a reminder about some significant changes coming to the M14 A and D bus lines beginning on Monday, July 1.

Starting next week, …

Lower East Side Links

–The New Museum has revealed renderings of its 60,000 expansion on the Bowery. [New York Times]

–Meanwhile the New Museum’s union staged a rally outside …

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Art in the Park

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


“Project Eats” Brings Rooftop Farm, Farm Stand to Essex Crossing

Beginning this coming weekend, you will be able to visit a new farm stand in the publicly accessible plaza at Essex Crossing on Broome …


East River Park Roses

Good morning! Here’s a nice shot from Andrea DiFiore.