The grants were announced earlier today at a press event.

Lower East Side Organizations receive Millions For Youth Programming

Several Lower East Side non-profit organizations are receiving millions of dollars from New York City’s District Attorney’s Office for youth programs. …

Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

Local Group Announces Community Forums on Rivington House’s Future

Lower East Side activists have not given up on their campaign to win Rivington House back for the Lower East Side community. …

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American Political Items For Collectors Show Comes to the L.E.S.

In case you’ve recently found yourself longing for bygone political eras, you may want to check out this unusual pre-Super Bowl event coming up …

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Stay Up to Date With the LES Partnership!

The Lower East Side Partnership (LESP) is responsible for marketing and economic development initiatives that are designed to improve overall quality of life conditions on the Lower East Side. We regularly partner with locally based community organizations and institutions in order to increase exposure and drive foot traffic to merchants, cultural, and community facilities that act as the anchor institutions for our neighborhood. …

Washington Square Park. Photo via New York Civil Liberty Union's website.

Where to Turn If You’re Concerned About Trump Immigration Crackdown

Thousands of people came to Washington Square Park last night to protest Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration. They were joined by local elected officials and by members of the de Blasio administration. Earlier in the day, the mayor vowed to pursue legal action if Trump follows through with threats to withhold funding from sanctuary cities. …

Lobby of the Manny Cantor Center. Jan. 23, 2017.

Educational Alliance Launches Initiative to Combat Post-Election “Hate & Prejudice”

The Educational Alliance yesterday kicked off a new engagement project called the, “We the People Initiative.” Leaders of the Lower East Side social services organization were joined in the lobby of the Manny Cantor Center on East Broadway by …

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NYPD’s 7th Precinct to Host Blood Drive Tomorrow

From our in box: Our local police precinct (the Seventh) will host a blood drive tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 19, from 12pm – 6pm. The precinct …

Seward Park, October 2016.

Seward Park Conservancy Hosts Fundraiser Jan. 26

Seward Park, October 2016.

Some noticeable improvements will be coming to Seward Park in the next couple of years thanks to a $6.4 million …

Morris Vogel on Orchard Street. Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum.

Tenement Museum President Morris Vogel Announces Retirement

A big transition is ahead for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. …

Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Lowline Design Workshop Takes Place Jan. 25

The team behind the Lowline underground park proposal will be stepping up their community outreach efforts in 2017. …

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The No Pants Subway Ride Returns This Sunday

Just in time to snap us out of our January doldrums, the annual No Pants Subway Ride returns for its 16th year. What started …

Photo courtesy: Bowery Mission; (c) LookItsEvan | www.lookitsevan.co.

(Photos) Chris Martin Plays Bowery Mission Benefit Concert

We have some photos to share today from the Bowery Mission of last week’s intimate benefit concert by Chris Martin at Mercury Lounge. …

A news conference was held outside 159 Stanton St.

Tenants of 159 Stanton St. File Lawsuit Against Landlord Steve Croman (Updated)

Tenants at 159 Stanton St. have filed a lawsuit in housing court against Steve Croman, the controversial landlord already in the cross hairs of the state attorney general. …

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New Security Cameras Installed at Grand Street Settlement

On Friday, State Sen. Daniel Squadron went to Grand Street Settlement to help the 100-year-old social service agency celebrate the installation of a new …

All photos courtesy of: International Center of Photography.

ICP and Bowery Mission Team Up For Neighborhood Collaboration

In the past week, the International Center of Photography (ICP) celebrated its first “neighborhood collaboration” with the Bowery Mission. …