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Send Flowers To Show You Care (Sponsored)

We could all use some cheering up and Julia Testa is NYC’s best local, privately-owned and operated florist.

They offer contactless local delivery throughout …

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End of Year Memoriam Mural On Orchard Street Pays Tribute to Lives Lost in 2020

Artist Timothy Goodman created this mural, “2020 In Memoriam” on Orchard Street (at Broome St.) to honor some of the big names we lost in 2020. On his Instagram page, he notes: “Some were tragically murdered because of racism, some are gone because of cancer, and some died of natural causes. Their deaths impacted us in profound ways…” …

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The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is Free and Online This Year

The Public Theater’s experimental festival, Under the Radar is moving online this year, and is being offered for free. As with most theatrical and …

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Need Flowers? Julia Testa is NYC’s Best Local Florist (Sponsored)

Julia Testa is NYC’s best local, privately-owned and operated florist. Julia Testa offers contactless local delivery throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn 7 days a week …

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“Downtown 2021″ Opens at LaMaMa Galleria

“Downtown 2021,” a new show curated by Sam Gordon at La MaMa Galleria opens tomorrow. A collection of work by local artists who have …

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Hester Street Fair Moves Gift Shop to 22 Ludlow Gallery Through January 10th

Hester Street Fair is moving their online Gift Guide to the brick and mortar gallery at 22 Ludlow for an extra week of New …

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Remembering Joan Micklin Silver, Director of “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey”

A trailblazer for women in Hollywood, director Joan Micklin Silver, died this past week at her home in New York City at the age …

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Happy New Year, Lower East Side!

Rosemary Dery caught some fireworks in Tompkins Square Park the other night.

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Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring,  centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with guest artists and activists.

Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2021 Season

Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring, centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with …

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Morning Commute

Joel Avery @wait_for_steady_light shared this photo of his morning commute across the Williamsburg Bridge. If you would like to share a photo with The …

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Charles Yu, Author of “Interior Chinatown,” Featured in Conversation at Chatham Square Library

A free conversation and book talk with rising star and recent National Book Award winner, Charles Yu, will be online at Chatham Square Library …

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RBG Mural Soars Above First Avenue and 11th Street

A new mural honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by street artist ELLE, is gaining fans far beyond the Lower East Side. The mural, on the former Obey Giant wall at the corner of 1st Ave. and 11th Street, has become so popular, the street artist is now selling prints …

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Schumer Gets Behind Campaign to Save Arlene’s Grocery and Entertainment Venues Nationwide

CBS’s morning show on Saturday highlighted the plight of the country’s performance venues, who have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. …

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RIP Miguel Algarin Jr., Founder of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Longtime Lower East Sider and founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarin Jr. has died. He was 79. A poet, playwright, activist and professor who created the famous spoken word salon in his living room on the Lower East Side, Nuyorican Poets Cafe continues to thrive on East 3rd Street …

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Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Offers Local Events Online

Tompkins Square Library is hosts the Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Friday, December 4 — Saturday, December 12, 2020. As with almost all …