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Keeping NYC’s Healthcare Workers in Mind

A sign, draped over the Delancey Street overpass, says it all in these days of COVID-19. Photo from LES resident Tommy Loeb, who writes: …

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7pm on the Lower East Side, “Clap Because We Care”

New York City residents hunkered down at home are honoring the health care and essential workers who are on the front lines, during this …

The swings at Sol Lain Playground were empty April 2. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown. …

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Falcon Break

Thanks to Rosella Albanese for sending along this view from her balcony.

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Tompkins Square Library Offering Online Programming

Tompkins Square Library is joining the Zoom revolution with some great options for the whole family, online. They write: ‘Here are a few programs …

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Shuttered and Hunkered Down on the LES

Kristopher Valdez (@travelingcoastie) sent along these photos of a COVID-19 quiet Lower East Side on Allen and Rivington Streets.

 



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Arts Organizations Turn to Online Streaming for Some Events During Coronavirus Outbreak

Live music and performance venues have been hit hard during the corona virus outbreak. Having to shut their doors has no doubt done painful economic damage. Here’s a roundup of local venues that are offering online events: …

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A Few Recent Photos From the Lower East Side and Chinatown



Photo taken on March 19th, 2020. People creating space between each other.
-Kari Jensen, photographer

Coronavirus Update: People Standing Farther Apart in Public Groups

In the past week, some New Yorkers have begun to maintain larger personal space bubbles, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. …

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Poster House Sponsors Chinatown Video Series

Poster House, a museum dedicated exclusively to posters, has closed its doors and rededicated itself to some virtual projects in response to the Coronavirus …

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Coronavirus Update – Takeout and Delivery Options on the Lower East Side

We’re starting a list of places staying open for takeout and delivery. Our local spots are suffering and need your support more than ever. Many of the restaurants are offering discounted prices for takeout (to avoid delivery fees). Most of the restaurants are posting updates on Instagram. Many of the delivery services are now offering “no-contact delivery,” allowing for instructions on where to leave the order upon delivery. …

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Coping With Closures and Long Lines on the Lower East Side

The coronavirus outbreak has led to panic buying across New York, including here on the Lower East Side. You’ve seen the crazy lines and …

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Chinatown Businesses Continue to Suffer Due to Coronavirus Misconceptions

According to the NYC Department of Health, there are now 76 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State and 11 in New York …