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Three Candidates Vye to Lead Community Board 3

Gigi Li is relinquishing her position as board chairperson after four years (new rules prevent her from running for a fifth one-year term). Last night, three candidates were nominated for chairperson. …

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Annual Loisaida Festival Returns This Sunday

The annual Loisaida Festival returns on Sunday, May 29, for its 29th year of celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino culture and heritage throughout the …

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Greek Jewish Festival Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon on Broome Street

There will be kosher Greek food, entertainment (including traditional Greek dancing) and an outdoor marketplace. You’ll also be able to tour the synagogue, which has been beautifully restored. …

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There’s Now a Free Map of the Lower East Side’s Community Gardens

Not long ago we heard from local resident Helen Avery, who has created a free guide to the amazing community gardens of the Lower …

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LES Volunteer Fair is Happening Saturday

The LES Volunteer Fair is coming up on Saturday as part of Lower East Side History Month. Details from the Facebook invite:

Help build …

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Hester Street Fair Launches 2016 Season on Saturday

Hester Street Fair, 2015.

This coming Saturday, the Hester Street Fair will kick off its seventh season on the Lower East Side. The 2016 …

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Seven New Members Join Community Board 3

Usually at about this time, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office puts out a master list of annual community board appointments. We haven’t seen this year’s version, but the new appointees have been added to Community Board 3’s website. …

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State Attorney General Opens Rivington House Investigation (Updated)

The state attorney general has opened an inquiry into the Rivington House matter, in which the city lifted a deed restriction on the former nursing home. …

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(Opinion) Dear Mayor: Find A Way to Make Things Right at Rivington House

This opinion piece was written by K Webster, a member of Community Board 3 and a leader of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition. …

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St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery Highlights Gun Violence Against Youth During Holy Week

Thanks to Lo-Down reader Dolores Schaefer for sending along info about this annual exhibit on gun violence from St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. …

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Sponsored: Recycle Your E-Waste This Sunday at Tompkins Square

Our friends at the Lower East Side Ecology Center are hosting their Spring e-waste recycling event at Tompkins Square Park this Sunday, March …

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Only A Few More Days to Sign Up For Grand Street CSA

Here’s our annual message from the Grand Street CSA:

Spring is definitely in the air, and it’s almost time for summer’s fruits and vegetables! …

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Photos: Art Show Gala Preview to Benefit Henry Street Settlement

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The Art Show Gala Preview is definitely an uptown event, but the Lower East Side still plays a …

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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. …