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Photos: Celebrating 76 Years at the Essex Street Market

The threat of rain didn’t keep many people away from the Essex Street Market this past Saturday. The turnout was strong for a block …

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that participated in Feed Me a Story's latest installment of recipes for their historical "video cookbook."

“Feed Me a Story” Debuts Video Cookbook in Essex Market

John Lavelle of Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Co., a scandinavian appetizing counter inside the Essex Street Market, is one of the vendors that …

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Rape Victim Sues NYCHA After Attack at Baruch Houses

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Bowie and charged him with the attack, as well as two other attempted rapes on the Lower East Side on the same day. …

Photo courtesy: New Museum/Dean Kaufman, 2015.

New Museum Announces Major Expansion Plan

The New Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign to fund a major expansion of its Bowery headquarters and to support new and existing programs. …

Image via Furman Center report on the state of NYC neighborhoods.

Gentrification on the Lower East Side: New Report Shows We’re #3

It probably doesn’t surprise you that — statistically speaking — the Lower East Side is near the top of the list when it comes to gentrification in New York City neighborhoods. …

Hester Street Fair, 2015.

Hester Street Fair Launches 2016 Season on Saturday

Hester Street Fair, 2015.

This coming Saturday, the Hester Street Fair will kick off its seventh season on the Lower East Side. The 2016 …

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Two Men Stabbed at Eldridge Street Karaoke Lounge

Two people were stabbed during a dispute inside the Hi Speed Internet Cafe & Karaoke Lounge at 39 Eldridge St. last night.

It happened …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Suffolk Arms

Suffolk Arms is known for fantastic cocktails, but we wanted to know about the food. Here’s AndrewAndrew‘s excellent review.



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New Life For the Proposed Williamsburg-Lower East Side Skyway?

A couple of years ago, a New York City businessman got a lot of attention when he proposed building a gondola to connect Williamsbrg …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Former Lower East Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was sentenced this afternoon to 12 years in prison for federal corruption crimes. …

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(Video) Suspect Wanted in Lower East Side Sexual Assault

Police have released better security camera footage showing a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a residential building elevator near Stanton and Pitt streets. …

Photo: New York City District Attorneys office.

Saturday at Grand Street Settlement, You Can Take Care of Old Warrants

Coming up this Saturday on the Lower East Side, there’s a chance for people with outstanding warrants to take care of the legal cloud hanging over their heads. …

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Community Members Plead For Leniency in Sheldon Silver Sentencing

Court documents reveal that Silver was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. …

Still image from: "Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream," by Michael Levine.

“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream,” Now Showing at Film Forum

In the days leading up to Passover this year, something is missing on the Lower East Side. It’s all too apparent to anyone who walks down Rivington Street, where the aroma of fresh-baked matzo wafted from the Streit’s factory buildings for so many decades. But there’s some consolation. …

Photo by Alex M. Smith

My LES: Claw Money

We are excited about the return of our popular feature, “My L.E.S.,” the series that spotlights people who live and work on the Lower East Side. This month, we spoke with graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur Claudia Gold, a.k.a. Claw Money. …