Photo from Char Sue's Instagram.

Asian-Inspired Restaurant, Char Sue, Opens at 119 Essex St.

Char siu, the Cantonese technique of roasting meats over fire, is the inspiration behind a new restaurant that just opened at 119 Essex St. …

Rendering of 175 Delancey St. by Dattner

Lottery Opens For 99 Affordable Senior Apartments on Essex Crossing Site 6

An affordable housing lottery opened this morning for 99 senior apartments at 175 Delancey St., part of the Essex Crossing project. …

Photo: Essex Street Market Vendor Association.

Spring at the Essex Street Market: New Vendors, New Programs

Over at the Essex Street Market, the spring season is bringing new vendors and new programs. Here’s an update on what’s happening. …

Image: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.

Happening This Week on the Lower East Side

Events April 11-18. …

Passengers wait to board a bus run by Yep Tours on Pike Street, 2015.

CB3 Panel Pushes Back Against Yep Lawsuit, Temporary Bus Permit

Community Board 3’s transportation committee last week approved a strongly worded resolution in response to a federal lawsuit by Yep Tours, Inc. against the City of New York. …

Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

City Delays Environmental Review Meeting For Two Bridges Area (Updated)

The Department of City Planning today announced that it’s pushing off a public scoping meeting for the upcoming Two Bridges environmental review until May 25 …

Photo: NYS Attorney General's Office.

Owner of 43 Essex St. Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charges

A Lower East Side landlord has been arrested and indicted in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme. …

Sonny Rollins on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1966.

Campaign Seeks to Name Williamsburg Bridge For Sonny Rollins

A local resident has launched a campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge for jazz great Sonny Rollins. …

Pike Street at East Broadway.

In Reversal, City Grants Six-Month Permit For Yep Tours on Pike Street (Updated)

There’s a new development in the long, strange battle between Yep Tours, a Chinatown bus operator, and the Lower East Side community. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Family Separated

Ramon Vargas, facilities manager at Henry Street Settlement, has been in this country since 1989, but he still remembers the painful separation from his family like it was yesterday. …

Jacob Goldman, Judge Richard Lee Price, Karen Blatt.

Truman Club Honors Judge, Endorses Chin, Readies For Primary Battle

This past Wednesday evening, the Lower East Side’s Harry S. Truman Democratic Club honored Judge Richard Lee Price and local District Leader Karen Blatt. …

Lady Rizo returns to Joe's Pub with her new show, RED, WHITE and INDIGO. My love-hate relationship with America

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Neighborhood happenings March 22-29. …

factory tamal

Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …

Photos courtesy of 100 Gates Program.

LES’s 100 Gates Program Expands to Harlem and Staten Island

A public art initiative born on the Lower East Side is expanding to two more New York City neighborhoods. …

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Second Suspect Arrested in Orchard Street Beatdown

Police have now arrested a second suspect in the brutal beating of a Lower East Side resident on Orchard Street one week ago. …