East River Waterfront. File photo.

Community Development Corp. Created For East River Waterfront

As you probably know, a lot is happening on the East River Waterfront. The federal and city governments have committed more than $600 million to build a flood protection system and new recreational areas from East 23rd Street to the Battery. …

Rep. Nydia Velazquez and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined AAFE staff and business owners yesterday.

Velazquez Touts Renewal of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, were in the neighborhood yesterday to talk up the rejuvenation of a Hurricane Sandy emergency loan program. …


LES History Month 2016 Announced; Open Call to Participate

Our friends at Fourth Arts Block (FAB) sent along their announcement for the third annual Lower East Side History Month. The month-long series of local events will take place in May 2016, kicking off with the popular #LESStories, an interactive chalking project, on Sunday, May 1st and Monday, May 2nd. …

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After Many Delays, Security Door Finally Installed at “Baruch Addition” Building

The seniors at the Baruch Addition public housing complex bundled up this afternoon and joined State Sen. Daniel Squadron to celebrate a victory years in the making. …

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden's Facebook page.

Advocacy Group Says Siempre Verde Community Garden Has Won Permanent Protection

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden’s Facebook page.

During the past three years, Lower East Side activists have been fighting to save a public …

Good Companions Senior Center.

New Ramp is Part of Face Lift For Good Companions Senior Center

Good Companions Senior Center.

It took almost a decade to complete, but everyone was all smiles at the Good Companions Senior Center Friday for …

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Photos: Jets Running Back Bilal Powell at the Bowery Mission

Photos courtesy of Bombas.

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell spent some time at the Bowery Mission yesterday, helping to serve breakfast and …


Zero Food Waste Popup Debuts This Coming Weekend

miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) has an interesting project coming up this week. It’s the Zero Waste Food Popup, opening Saturday at …

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Manhattan Borough Board Votes Against de Blasio Rezoning

The Manhattan Borough Board today voted against Zoning for Quality & Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, Mayor de Blasio’s twin zoning proposals aimed at …

Intercity bus/file photo.

Reminder: Intercity Bus Town Hall Tomorrow Night

Intercity bus/file photo.

It’s apparent to just about everyone that state legislation enacted several years ago to tame the intercity bus industry is not …

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Bowery Mission Serves Thousands of Thanksgiving Meals

It was the biggest day of the year at the Bowery Mission yesterday. The 136-year-old Lower East Side institution served thousands of meals for …

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Why It’s Raining Christmas Trees On The L.E.S.

Christmas came a bit early to hundreds of Lower East Side residents courtesy of the Hallmark Channel which donated 559 fir trees to the Educational Alliance’s Boys and Girls Club. …

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Sponsored Post: Drop In For Class at Manny Cantor Fitness Center

Crazed for classes? Manny Cantor Fitness Center is opening our exciting roster of group exercise offerings to the community. If you want to spice …

Angel Orensanz Center.

Stanton Street Shul Holds Installation Event For Rabbi Aviad Bodner

Rendering: Think Cafe at Essex Crossing.

Grand Street Settlement Planning Think Cafe + Senior Center at Essex Crossing