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Parking Lots Will Close Dec. 14, Jan. 14 For Essex Crossing Development

If you park your car in the Broome Street lot managed by the Lower East Side Partnership, you will soon need to come up with a new plan. …

Tenement Museum; "Under One Roof." Living room of the Saez family.

Tenement Museum’s “Under One Roof” Exhibit Aims to Connect With Local Community

The Tenement Museum recently broadened its focus, opening a new exhibition devoted to the stories of Chinese immigrants, Puerto Rican migrants and refugees from the Holocaust. …

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Medical Help is Available For Former Students, Teachers, Residents Sickened After 9/11

It’s not only first responders who became sick due to the September 11th terrorist attack in lower Manhattan. …

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Demolition Application Filed For Sunshine Cinema Building

The new owners of the building housing the Sunshine Cinema have just filed for demolition of the three story structure, parts of which date back nearly 120 years. …

Kama Geary and Alain Levitt of Bacaro.

Bacaro Toasts First Decade on Division Street

In Venice, one of the best things you can do is become lost on an obscure, winding street and stumble into a baraci (a working class pub) for a glass of wine and a leisurely snack. …

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District 1 Candidates Make Final Appeals Ahead of City Council Election

It’s Election Day tomorrow in New York City, which means candidates for local office are frantically crisscrossing the Lower East Side in search of …

Rendering of essex Crossing Site 4/140 Essex St. Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle.

Here’s Your First Look at Essex Crossing’s Affordable Senior Building at 140 Essex St.

The developers of Essex Crossing have now released the first rendering of a new eight-story residential building that will be going up at 140 Essex St. …

Cafe Katja owners Erwin Schrottner and Andrew Chase. Photo by Alex M. Smith; 2013.

Cafe Katja Celebrates 10 Years on the Lower East Side

Restaurants tend to come and go pretty fast on the Lower East Side, so it’s no small feat when a locally-owned spot hangs in for more than a couple of years. …

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Ryan Bartlow of Quality Eats Prepares to Open Basque Restaurant at 259 East Broadway

A well known New York City chef is headed for uncharted territory on the Lower East Side. …

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One Week to Go: Margaret Chin and Christopher Marte Battle For District 1 Council Seat

There’s only a week plus one day remaining until Election Day in New York City. Here in Lower Manhattan, voters will be called on to decide whether City Council member Margaret Chin should represent District 1 for one more term. …

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Value of Potential Seward Park Co-op Air Rights Deal Rises to $48.6 Million

The board of the Seward Park Cooperative is inching toward a referendum on the sale of air rights to a development group planning a large residential project alongside the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building at 228 East Broadway. …

Rendering: New towers proposed on the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Community Board 3 is Poised to Join ‘Two Bridges’ Rezoning Campaign

Community Board 3 is poised to join a local effort to rezone a section of the Two Bridges area, part of a larger campaign to stop three gigantic towers from going up on the waterfront. …

Sonny Rollins on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1966.

Legislation to Name Williamsburg Bridge For Sonny Rollins Introduced in City Council

The campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge for Jazz great Sonny Rollins has taken an important step. City Council member Stephen Levin of Brooklyn has introduced legislation to make the change. …

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War on Rats Expands to Schools on the Lower East Side

During the summer, the city announced a $32 million program to get rid of rats in three problem neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side/Chinatown. …

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Rapist Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For East River Park Attack

A 30-year old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for brutally raping a female jogger in East River Park two years ago. …