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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 …

Francis Goldin spoke at a rally on the SPURA site in 2010.

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. …

Sunrise by Susan Levinson

Sunrise on the Lower East Side

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

Frank Arroyo stands in the doorway of Frank's Bike Shop as he helps Jayy Hubbard, whose seatpost is stuck. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Bike Shops Are More Essential Than Ever

It’s been about a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down nonessential businesses, but then failed to include bike shops on the original list of essential workplaces that could stay open. Bike shops were soon added after an outcry from bicycle advocates. Since then, bike shops have been a crucial resource to the city’s two-wheeled commuters, some who cycle to avoid riding subways. …

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Lower East Side Restaurants and Bars Crowdfunding to Support Their Employees

We all know our local restaurants are facing a desperate situation as shelter-in-place orders remain in effect. Many of our readers are continuing to …

Jimmy Webb outside his Orchard Street store in 2018 with musician Keith Patchel and LES documentarian Clayton Patterson.

Remembering Jimmy Webb

Tributes are pouring in from punk rock luminaries and Lower East Side neighbors for Jimmy Webb. The owner of I Need More at 75 Orchard St. and the longtime buyer for Trash & Vaudeville died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 62. …

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Chinatown Supermarket Accused By City of COVID-19 Price Gouging

The city has been going after habitual price gougers taking advantage of customers during the COVID-19 crisis. This week the mayor the the Department …

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A Few Recent Photos From the Lower East Side and Chinatown



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Pell Street, Friday Afternoon

Tessa Huxley took this photo Friday at 1 p.m. on Pell Street in Chinatown.