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Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation …

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NYU Furman Report Tracks Lower East Side Gentrification

The NYU Furman Center this week released its annual report, The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods. As usual, there are some …

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A Stormy East River

Good morning. Here’s a shot of the dramatic sky over the East River Tuesday evening from Tommy Loeb.



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Celebrate Groundbreaking for Seward Park Renovation Friday Morning

Much of Seward Park has been shrouded in construction fencing in recent weeks, as the city begins a major renovation project there. On Friday …

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019 – Two Bridges

Good morning! How was your holiday weekend? Dallas J. Short took this photo between the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.



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A Colorful Sky Over the Williamsburg Bridge

Good morning! Today’s photo submission is from Samantha and Mater Sinensky.

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King Dumplings Opens at 74 Hester St.

It’s been more than a year since the popular Cantonese roast meats and noodle shop, Yummy Kitchen (also called Cheung Wong Kitchen), closed down …

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The New Pier 35

It’s not the Great Wall of China and it didn’t take quite 200 years to build. But it was a long time in the …

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Motorist Tased on Columbia Street After Allegedly Pulling Gun on a Cop

A man was tased after allegedly thrusting a gun into the torso of a police officer during a traffic stop on Columbia Street, near …

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Sunday Hoops

Good morning! It was a definitely a weekend to spend outdoors. Here’s a photo from East River Park.



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Asian American Pacific Islander Festival to Be Held in Chinatown Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, it’s the 40th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in Chinatown. More from the organizers:

The 40th Annual Asian …

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A Changing View on Grand Street

Good morning. Looking west on Grand Street with new construction just beyond St. Mary’s Church.

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MTA Agrees to Retain Local Bus Service on M14A Line

Local activists and community activists are celebrating the MTA’s decision to retain at least some local service on the M14 A and D lines through the Lower East Side. …

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New Essex Street Market Opens on the Lower East Side

After a weekend in soft open mode, the new Essex Street Market makes its official debut this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and …

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On Division Street

Good morning! Kama Geary took this photo yesterday; postal workers congregated at the corner of Division and Orchard streets after a fire alarm went …