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Nonprofit Group, Not on My Watch, Explains Plan For Homeless Facility at 100 Orchard St.

A Bronx-based nonprofit, Not on My Watch, is expected to open a homeless facility in the Blue Moon Hotel, 100 Orchard St., in the …

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January Meetings at Community Board 3

New year, a new slate of virtual meetings hosted by Community Board 3. Here are some January highlights:

–On Thursday, January 7, the human …

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RIP Miguel Algarin Jr., Founder of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Longtime Lower East Sider and founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarin Jr. has died. He was 79. A poet, playwright, activist and professor who created the famous spoken word salon in his living room on the Lower East Side, Nuyorican Poets Cafe continues to thrive on East 3rd Street …

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Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Offers Local Events Online

Tompkins Square Library is hosts the Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Friday, December 4 — Saturday, December 12, 2020. As with almost all …

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Friends of Corlears Hook Hosts Tree Lighting on Sunday

Friends of Corlears Hook Park announced a holiday tree decorating event for the whole family. They write:

Our holiday tree has arrived. Join us …

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Community Board 3 Takes Up Outdoor Dining, Houston Street Bike Corral in November

If you’d like to tune into any of Community Board 3’s upcoming virtual meetings, here’s what’s coming up in November.

–On Wednesday, November 4, …

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Lower East Side Cactus and Succulent Society Announces Fundraising Pop Up

A fundraiser to open up a funky new community space in the Lower East Side has popped up at the Dover Street Market. …

Photos by Fannie Ip. District Leader Caroline Laskow and City Council candidate Jenny Low were two of the 20 people who participated.

Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park Holds 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” Event

Organizer Fanny Ip sent along these photos from the Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” event, held over the weekend. Friends of MTP, is a volunteer group currently working to get funding for the renovations, revitalization and maintenance at Montgomery Triangle Park …

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The Public Theater Brings Back Monthly Civic Salons, Online

The Public Theater is bringing back their monthly “Civic Salons,” starting tomorrow night, Sept. 14th at 7pm, with an online “Civic Keynote” by actress, …

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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …

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Seward Park Library Re-Opens, Announces Community Conversation Programming

Seward Park Library is back open for “grab and go” service to return or pick up your reserved books (holds). Masks are required for entry. Meanwhile their programming is amping up online …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Finds a New Home on the LES, Continues Fundraising

Bluestockings Bookstore reports, via their Instagram account, that they have found a new home in another Lower East Side location, at 116 Suffolk St., after announcing they would have to move from their longtime home at 172 Allen St. …

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Official Bronze Plaque Installed For Togo the Sled Dog in Seward Park

The historic statue of “Togo” the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. The bronze plaque was installed in a collaboration with the parks department and the Seward Park Conservancy. …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Announces Search For New Home

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Longtime activist bookstore, cafe and collective, Bluestockings Bookstore, has announced they are being forced to move from their location at …