Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Mayor is Urged to Use His Influence on Rivington House Developers

Mayor de Blasio bristled at a Lower East Side town hall meeting last night when the inevitable question came about his administration’s handling of Rivington House. …

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24-Year-Old Man Indicted in Connection With Brutal Forsyth Street Attack

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reports that a 24-year-old man has been indicted in connection with a vicious attack on a 61-year-old woman near Sara D. Roosevelt Park last month. …

Image from handout provided by Howard L. Zimmerman Architects.

CB3’s Landmarks Panel Urges Preservation of Fire-Ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

A structural engineer working for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol says the fire-ravaged synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. is in “dire” condition, and saving even small portions of the Lower East Side landmark will require a lot of effort and more than a little luck. …

NYPD photo, 2015.

Man Sentenced to 23 Years For Stabbing, Beating Ex-Girlfriend at Vladeck Houses

NYPD photo, 2015.

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 23 1/2 years in prison for beating and stabbing his ex-girlfriend inside her apartment …

The mayor visited small businesses in the Bronx this past month. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Mayor Returns to the Scene of the Crime: Lower East Side Town Hall Slated For June 21

The Lower East Side is, of course, where one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biggest first term embarrassments played out (the Rivington House debacle) …

Schiff Fountain, Seward Park.

New City Budget Includes Schiff Fountain Funding, Grants For Numerous Local Organizations

The Manhattan Borough President’s office yesterday announced this coming year’s capital awards for local institutions, totaling $51 million. …

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Police: Man Groped 8-Year-old Girl at Seward Park Extension

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly molested an 8-year-old girl over the weekend. …

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Transportation Department Begins Study of Clinton Street Traffic Nightmare

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Due to road construction work, Clinton Street in the area between Grand Street and East Broadway was a fiasco …

Alex Shoe Repair on Secons Avenue closed up shop in 2015. Photo by ilyse Kazar.

CB3 Hosts Forum on Special Retail Zoning District

Coming up next week, Community Board 3 will be hosting a public forum on a proposal to bring a special zoning district to the East Village as a way of protecting independent small businesses. …

45 Rivington St., April 2017.

City Allows Owners to Conduct Structural Examination of Rivington House Building

Mayor de Blasio has said repeatedly he does not believe the city has a legal case to wrest control of Rivington House from luxury condo developers. …

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A First Look at the New Essex Street Market; City Seeks Two New Restaurants

A year before the scheduled move of the Essex Street Market into a new home in the Essex Crossing project, city officials are going public with a few details about the new facility. …

Loisaida Festival 2016.

Happening on the Lower East Side This Week

Your holiday weekend guide… …

State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and Grand Street Settlement Executive Director Robert Cordero at a May 18 rally.

Masaryk Towers Rejects Pleas to Reconsider Rivington Street Closure

According to Grand Street Settlement, Masaryk Towers has rejected pleas to make accommodations for local residents impacted by the closure of the co-op’s Rivington Street gates. …

Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, May 14. Photo by Richard Brennan.

14-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue (Updated)

A teenager faces arson charges this morning in connection with the devastating fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Norfolk Street synagogue. …

Proposed design: Seward Park Library Plaza.

Seward Park Renovation Design Revealed (Presentation)

This afternoon we’re posting the presentation delivered to Community Board 3 last week for the redesign of Seward Park. …