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Sammy’s Roumanian Closes Chrystie Street Location, But Hopes to Relocate

Earlier today we mentioned the speculation around the fate of Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse, the legendary Lower East Side spot famous for giant slabs of …

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Remembering Joan Micklin Silver, Director of “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey”

A trailblazer for women in Hollywood, director Joan Micklin Silver, died this past week at her home in New York City at the age …

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Chain Stores Take a Hit in NYC, Including on the Lower East Side

Each year we’re interested to read the Center for an Urban Future’s report, State of the Chains. Mostly, our readers are not fans of …

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Making the Most of the Final Farewell to Century 21

Contributor Kari Jensen joined the hundreds of New Yorkers and others who shopped the final days at Century 21 this past weekend. Here’s her report. …

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RBG Mural Soars Above First Avenue and 11th Street

A new mural honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by street artist ELLE, is gaining fans far beyond the Lower East Side. The mural, on the former Obey Giant wall at the corner of 1st Ave. and 11th Street, has become so popular, the street artist is now selling prints …

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RIP Miguel Algarin Jr., Founder of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Longtime Lower East Sider and founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarin Jr. has died. He was 79. A poet, playwright, activist and professor who created the famous spoken word salon in his living room on the Lower East Side, Nuyorican Poets Cafe continues to thrive on East 3rd Street …

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NYC COVID Test Rates Stay Below 3%, While Lower East Side Infections Remain Low

New York City parents got a reprieve, at least for another day or two, after the mayor announced Saturday that the coronavirus 7-day positivity …

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Huge Crowd Converges on Lower East Side to Remember Rabbi Dovid Feinstein

An enormous crowd gathered on the Lower East Side Sunday morning to mourn a major figure in the worldwide Jewish community, Rabbi Dovid Feinstein.



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Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Re-opening of Luther Gulick Park

A few weeks ago we told you about the re-opening of Luther Gulick Park, which had just undergone a $10 million restoration. This past Wednesday morning, there was an official ribbon cutting …

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Lower East Side Celebrates Biden Victory; See How Your Neighbors Voted

When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris finally clinched Pennsylvania this morning and the Associated Press and the television networks declared the Democratic presidential ticket notorious, there were spontaneous celebrations across the city …

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Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: “During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence… …

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Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in …

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

Roger Bultot sent along this photo from Sara D. Roosevelt Park. COVID-19 isn’t stopping these art enthusiasts.



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Former Assistant Charged in Murder of Tech Entrepreneur Fahim Saleh

Saturday morning in criminal court in Manhattan, 21-year old Tyrese Devon Haspil was charged with second degree murder, accused in the killing and dismemberment of tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, his former boss. …

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Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

New York’s restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire. …