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Remembering Lucien Bahaj

There aren’t many places left to experience the heart and soul of the avant-garde Lower East Side as it existed in the 1980s and …

Developers' vision of the Two Bridges waterfront with four new mega-towers.

Breaking: State Judge Stops Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area, Orders Full Public Review

A stunning victory tonight for residents of the Two Bridges neighborhood fighting three mega-projects along the waterfront. A state supreme court judge has stopped the towers from moving forward, at least temporarily, …

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Rooftop Farm Opens at Essex Crossing, While Eleven Madison Park Team Drops Lower East Side Project

The developers behind Essex Crossing and a nonprofit group called Project EATS yesterday debuted a 9,000 square rooftop farm. It’s located on the 6th floor of “The Essex,” a mixed-use building at 125 Delancey St. (the same building where the new Essex Market is located). …

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A Clear Path

Good morning! It definitely feels like summer in the city. You might just have the Allen Street pedestrian mall all to yourself.



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A Summer Spritz in Seward Park

Good morning! Sure, Seward Park is under construction, but it’s still a good place to cool off on a summer morning.



14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

M14A Bus Wins “Pokey Award” For Slowest Route in New York City

Congratulations, Lower East Side commuters! The 14a bus route has won this year’s “Pokey Award” from the NYPIRG Straphanger’s Campaign and Transit Center. …

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Beauty & the Beast

Good morning! Dallas J.Short took this photo from the corner of Monroe and Pike streets. A pretty summer sunset with the massive tower all …

The former Rivington House nursing home.

Mount Sinai Files Plans for New Beth Israel, Behavioral Center at Rivington House

Mount Sinai Health System has filed plans with the state to close and relocate Beth Israel Hospital and to open a behavioral health center in the former Rivington House nursing home building on the Lower East Side. …

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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 …

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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!