Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit. …

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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here’s a look at 1st Street Green …

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One Killed, Others Injured After Driver Hits Pedestrians on Forsyth/Canal Streets

A terrible traffic accident last night at Forsyth Street and Canal Street left one person dead and several others injured.

It happened just before …

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Continuing a Neighborly Thanksgiving Tradition at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you are staying in town for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood that are cooking up turkey dinners, but this story of a special tradition among friends caught our attention. …

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Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Bustling on East Broadway

We are continuing our collaboration with New York City News Service for our Lower East Side Voices video series. Here’s a look at the …

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Adirondack Ice Cream Debuts “More Unites Us” Theme with Black Raspberry Flavor

Adirondack Creamery debuted a new theme for its seasonal Black Raspberry ice cream last night at the Grand Street CSA. Founder and …

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L Train Closure Set For April 27

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation have announced that the L Train shutdown will begin on April 27. …

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(Video) Lower East Side Vigil For Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims

There was a vigil last night in front of Primitive Christian Church on East Broadway for the victims of the synagogue rampage in Pittsburgh …

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LES 5K Revel Run, In Remembrance of Pavel Lempert

Nearly 200 Lower East Siders came together Sunday for the first annual LES 5K Revel Run, which was formed in the memory of Lower East Sider Pavel Lempert, who passed away in August of 2017 at 52 from complications of laryngeal carcinoma. …

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Crowdsourcing the Grand Opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

From the looks of things, your neighbors took Friday’s opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street very seriously. Laurie Gwen Shapiro reports that her …

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Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …

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It’s Crunch Time! Lower East Side Pickle Day is October 14th!

New York’s quintessential fall festival is back and ready for pickle fanatics from all over the world. A dill-ightful collection of merchants will fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream flavored with dill and garnished with gherkins. …

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New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St. Gets Go-Ahead From State Liquor Authority

We’re told the State Liquor Authority (SLA) has finally approved an operating permit for a new liquor store at 393 Grand St. …

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Marshalls is Opening Next Month on the Lower East Side

Another large-format chain store is about to open on the Lower East Side. …

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Randall’s Barbecue is Smokin’ at 359 Grand St.

The wait is finally over for a real deal slow-smoked barbecue restaurant below Delancey Street. …