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Lower East Side History Buffs Beware: Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt Sept. 22

If you love to delve into the incredible history of the Lower East Side, you’ll want to know about The Hunt – LES, taking place Sept. 22. …

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Followup: Chin Holds Narrow Lead Over Marte With Absentee Ballots Uncounted

Here’s the latest on the incredibly close battle for City Council District 1 in yesterday’s Democratic Primary. …

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Nom Wah, Schaller & Weber Announced as First Market Line Vendors

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing announced the first two venders for the Market Line, a subterranean shopping pavilion that will be a centerpiece of the large real estate project. …

(Left to right) Christopher Marte, Aaron Foldenauer, Margaret Chin, Dashia Imperiale.

Margaret Chin’s Record Was the Main Focus of District 1 City Council Forum

On Tuesday, Sept. 12 Lower East Side voters will be called on to decide whether District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin deserves a third term, or whether it’s time for a change. …

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(Voter Guide) 2017 Democratic Primary – Lower East Side

Candidates running for City Council in districts 1 and 2.

New York City’s 2017 Democratic Primary is upon us. Ahead of Election Day, Sept. …

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Randall’s Barbecue Eyes 359 Grand St., Including Backyard Space

The other day we mentioned that a barbecue restaurant had set its sights on a storefront at 359 Grand St., the former home of Shalom Chai Pizza. We now have a few more details based on a liquor permit application filed with Community Board 3. …

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Four Candidates Make Their Pitches to Replace State. Sen. Daniel Squadron

For the first time last night, the four announced contenders to fill State Sen. Daniel Squadron’s seat in Albany appeared together at a campaign forum. …

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In Front of Rivington House, GOP Mayoral Candidate Attacks De Blasio’s Ethics

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis took her campaign to the Lower East Side yesterday, using Rivington House as a backdrop to criticize Mayor de …

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Chinatown Senior Building Opens Waiting List For First Time in 25 Years

It has been 25 years since the waiting list was open for this building, a 13-story rental tower for low-income seniors at 96 Baxter St. …

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Two Bridges Tenants Edge Closer to Lawsuit Over Three Mega-Towers

“Follow the law.” That was the battle cry from local residents and tenant organizers this morning outside the offices of the Department of City Planning. The agency is now evaluating three gigantic towers that developers are seeking to build in the Two Bridges area. …

Tiffany Washington of I.M. Pastry Studio. Photo courtesy of Lower East Side Partnership.

I.M. Pastry Studio, Complete With Tequila-Infused Cupcakes, Opens in Essex Street Market

There’s a new arrival at the Essex Street Market. …

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NYC Files Application For Corlears Hook Ferry Dock

The summer of 2017 isn’t over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the summer of 2018, when the city’s expanded ferry service will add a Lower East Side stop. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side this past spring.

Followup: Here’s How Squadron’s Senate Seat Will Likely Be Filled

That did not take long. Just hours after State Sen. Daniel Squadron announced his resignation, there are already concerns about the process for selecting his successor. One of those raising concerns is Squadron himself. …

Khalid plays Summerstage this coming weekend.

It’s a Big Week For Summerstage at East River Park

Here’s how you know it’s August. There’s a lot to see and hear at East River Park in the coming week. Summerstage kicks off its free Lower East Side productions beginning tomorrow (Wednesday evening). …

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Exhibition Celebrating (and Mourning) Lower East Side Storefronts Opens Aug. 14

Several months ago, the local photographers, James & Karla Murray, hosted two workshops titled, Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s …