Work by graffiti artist KATSU, featured in a new show at The Hole. Photo via  @theholenyc on Instagram.

Lower East Side Art Galleries Tackle Online Openings, Social Distancing and Outdoor Viewing

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, here in New York City, a few gallerists are slowly attempting to re-open, while creatively tackling safety and social distance guidelines. …

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"Running to Protest" participants head north along the East River. All photos by Kari Jensen.

Speaking Out for Racial Justice on the Lower East Side

As racial justice protests continue here in New York City, here is a look at one of the recent events that took place at the East River Park Amphitheater. …

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Economy Candy Brings Back Old School Push Cart Service

As businesses continue to reinvent themselves during these Coronavirus days, local favorite, Economy Candy has launched a fun endeavor. …

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Lower East Side Film Fest Announces 2020 Jury Award Winners

The 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival is coming to a close online and the jury has selected this year’s winners. Top honors went to Rachel Beth Anderson and Timothy Grucza’s “Unschooled,” a feature documentary that follows three inner-city high school students as they embark on …

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Seward Park Reopens After COVID-19 Closure (UPDATED)

UPDATE (06-22-20): The park jumped the gun a bit, over the weekend, but is now officially open.

UPDATE (06-20-20): The park was definitely open …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Goes Virtual

As per the necessity these days, The Lower East Side Film Festival is presenting their lineup online this year, kicking off their 2020 Virtual Schedule tomorrow night. The fest is highlighting premieres of feature films, beloved themed short film showcases, virtual events (Trivia Night!), Industry Livestreams …

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Vision Urbana Steps Up Lower East Side Food Pantry Operations During Time of Great Need

A new report from the Food Bank for New York City indicates that more than a third of the city’s food pantries shut down during the height of the pandemic. …

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As New York City residents begin thinking about returning to the old routine, many companies are coming up with ways to start …

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Hester Street Fair Hosts Virtual Vintage Fashion Flea Market, May 30 – June 1

Depop, a digital social shopping marketplace, has teamed up with the local Hester Street Fair to create a “virtual fair for vintage fashion finds” …

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Local Spots Look Ahead to Full Service Reopening in June and July

Uplifting news came from Mayor DeBlasio this week as he announced “Phase 1″ reopening for curbside and in-store retail pickup, and non-essential construction and manufacturing, can resume on June 8, 2020. …

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Arts Festivals and Venues Bravely Forge On, Online

As New York City soldiers on under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, arts organizations are re-inventing themselves online and finding ways to continue …

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Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Doughnuts and More, Now Available for Pickup and Delivery on the LES

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 brings a new batch of local spots opening for takeout and delivery, with temporary hours and limited menus, as we continue to shelter at home (*sigh*). Here are some highlights we’ve added to our updated list – it’s getting big! …

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Coronavirus Update: More Local Spots Open For Takeout and Delivery, Looking Towards Full Reopening

More local spots re-opened this week, offering takeout and delivery, in new and creative ways. Many are making tentative plans as they look towards …