Dias y Flores Community Garden, East Village, NY 2014 by George Hirose.

Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens Happens This Weekend

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) hosts their 5th Annual Harvest Arts Festival this weekend in almost 50 community gardens on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016. …

Al Orensanz. Photo from the archives of the Angel Orensanz Foundation.

Reminder: Al Orensanz Memorial Service Takes Place Tomorrow Night

Orensanz will be remembered during an event at the Angel Orensanz Center. …

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

“Two Bridges” Planning, Liquor Permit Applications Dominate Community Board 3’s September Calendar

After a summer respite, it looks like a busy September for Community Board 3. …

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Vintage Thrift in Search of a New Warehouse Space

Photo from Vintage Thrift’s Instagram.

A not-for-profit organization that supports the United Jewish Council of the East Side is on the hunt for a …

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Get Your ID NYC at the MOCA Pop-Up

Starting August 16th, New Yorkers can enroll for a free ID NYC card at the pop-up enrollment center in the Museum of Chinese in America. …

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NYC Commissioner Bill Chong Recalls His Summer Job on the Lower East Side

Bill Chong has come a long way since the summer of 1973, when it was his job to pick up trash in empty lots …

(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project Is Underway!

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC climate resiliency plan, the City of New York is moving forward with a new project to protect Lower Manhattan neighborhoods from coastal flooding risk from Two Bridges to Battery Park City. …

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In Chinatown, a Conversation About New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene

Yesterday, The W.O.W. Project hosted the second event in their Summer Series of workshops and discussions. The panel discussion titled “Chinatown: New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene?” was a conversation on how the emergence of art spaces throughout Chinatown is affecting the neighborhood. …

Community programming at Pier 42, 2015.

$50,000 Allocated For Community Programming at Pier 42

During the past few years, a portion of Pier 42 was used for pop-up arts and cultural events. It was part of a plan by a local coalition known as “Paths to Pier 42″ to reclaim the formerly neglected space near Montgomery Street. …

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Fights to Reopen Stanton Street Building

Community organizers hosted a “visioning session” last week, bringing community organizations and LES residents together to brainstorm possible uses for the Stanton Street building, and plan to follow up with a series of workshops – starting tomorrow. …

Jamie Rogers making his pitch last night to lead Community Board 3.

Jamie Rogers Elected Chairperson of Community Board 3

Members of Community Board 3 chose a new leader last night. He’s Jamie Rogers, who owns Pushcart Coffee, a small business with locations in Chelsea and Murray Hill. …

Enrique Cruz (left), Jamie Rogers.

Candidate Statements: Enrique Cruz, Jamie Rogers Compete to Lead CB3

Tomorrow evening, the 50 members of Community Board 3 will be choosing a new chairperson and other executive officers. …

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Bowery History Celebrated With Large Scale Signage Project

Beginning on July 5, a series of 64 large scale placards will be installed at important addresses along the Bowery, celebrating the unique history of New York City’s oldest thoroughfare. …

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University Settlement Appoints Eric Weingartner as New CEO

A big transition is taking place this summer in the leadership of the Lower East Side’s oldest settlement house.

After 28 years, Michael Zisser …

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Juneteenth Celebration in M’Finda Kalunga Garden is Sunday, June 19

Our friends at M’Finda Kalunga Garden are hosting their annual Juneteenth Celebration this Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Sara …