(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. …

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$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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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(Sponsored) Don’t Miss the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival June 19

On Sunday afternoon, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum at Eldridge Street will present its 16th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a joyous celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side neighborhood. …

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Lower East Side Rabbis Speak Out Against Neighborhood Shuls For Hosting LGBT Event

Several Lower East Side rabbis, and a few from outside the neighborhood, are calling on two local synagogues to “publicly distance themselves” from a group pushing for acceptance of gay Jews in Orthodox congregations. …

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Photos: Lower East Side Community Hero Awards

This past Thursday night, the annual Lower East Side Community Hero Awards took place at University Settlement. They were presented as part of LES History Month. We were humbled to have been chosen this year among the honorees. …

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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. …