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Police Release Photo of Man Wanted in Attack at Lower East Side Bar

Police are looking for a suspect who slashed a man during an incident at Piano’s, the Ludlow Street bar, in the early morning hours …

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Year of the Dog: Time to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Chinatown is about to come alive with the sights and sounds of Lunar New Year 2018. The Year of the Dog begins on Friday, Feb. 16. Here are a few events to look for in the coming days. …

Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

Slate Files Permits For Luxury Conversion of Rivington House

We have known the day was coming, but it won’t soften the blow for many Lower East Side residents still seething over the Rivington House fiasco. …

Knickerbocker Village.

Knickerbocker Village Ordered to Stop Co-op/Condo Conversion Talks (Updated)

State regulators have slammed the owners of Knickerbocker Village for improperly holding meetings about a potential co-op or condo conversion of the historic Lower East Side affordable housing complex. …

46 Mott St.

A Year After Closing Fong Inn Too, Longtime Owners Say There’s an Imposter on Mott Street

For Chinatown’s Eng family, shutting down Fong Inn Too, the oldest independently-run tofu shop in the U.S., was a painful experience. …

Rivington House, 45 Rivington St.

Six Local Groups to Receive Rivington House Settlement Funds; CB3 Panel Has Concerns

The state attorney general has decided to award grants totaling $1.25 million to six Lower East Side non-profit organizations as part of a settlement with the Allure Group. …

83-85 Bowery.

85 Bowery Landlord: Emergency Repairs Will Not Be Completed by Feb. 1 Deadline

Nine days ago, the Department of Buildings (DOB) ordered the evacuation of 85 Bowery, and required the property owner, Joseph Betesh, to replace an unstable staircase within two weeks. …

The parking garage at the Grand Street Guild one of two development sites.

Grand Street Guild Announces Plans For Two New 15-Story Towers

The owners of he Grand Street Guild apartment complex announced tonight their plans to build two new 15-story residential towers. …

Community Board 3's January 2018 meeting. New chair Alysha Lewis Coleman is on the left.

New Community Board 3 Chair Changes Leadership of Transportation/Public Safety Committee

2018 has brought changes in the leadership of Community Board 3. …

PBS Distribution.

Documentary Focused on Failed Prosecuction of Chinatown Bank Nominated For Academy Award

A locally relevant film is in contention for an Academy Award. …

Rendering of office/retail complex replacing Sunshine Cinema at 141 East Houston St. Image by Real Estate Arts.

Here’s the Glassy Tower Set to Replace the Historic Sunshine Cinema

Locals and independent film buffs from across the city flocked to the Sunshine Cinema over the weekend for one last visit before the theater closed for good last night. …

Photo via Street Vendor Project's Facebook.

Rent Hike Will Force El Magey y La Tuna to Close in March

Another local business is being forced to close due to a big rent hike. …

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Cops Search For Suspects in Armed Robbery at 127 Rivington St.

Cops from the 7th Precinct are looking for three suspects in an armed robbery at the LES Mini-Mart & Grocery, 127 Rivington St., Saturday evening (Jan. 13) just after 10 p.m. …

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CM Margaret Chin Celebrates Inauguration, Recalls Coming to America 55 Years Ago

City Council member Margaret Chin was sworn in last Tuesday evening, 55 years to the day that she arrived in New York City as an immigrant from Hong Kong. …

A massing diagram showing the shape and size of the new project was part of last night's community board presentation.

Gotham Details Plan For Norfolk Street Site; More on That Bogus Rivington House Link

Representatives of the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) and the Gotham Organization, a New York City-based developer, outlined plans last night for a huge new project on the site of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (BHH), the fire-ravaged Norfolk Street synagogue. …