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Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s going to be a big week in Chinatown. Lunar New Year celebrations get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, with the 20th Annual Firecracker Ceremony & …

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Open Call for Muralists: Public Art for the New Essex Market

The Lower East Side Partnership in collaboration with the Essex Market are accepting submissions for a very unique and highly visible artwork to be installed at the new market space set to open early this spring. The canvas for this public art installation is located above the entryway to the new Essex Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. …

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Police Say 8-Month-Old Child Killed By Father on the Lower East Side

A man from the Bronx has been arrested in connection with the death of his 8-month old son on the Lower East Side this …

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Essex Street Market Turns 79

In the winter of 1940, Mayor LaGuardia formally opened the Essex Market, the fourth of ten public markets in New York City designed to move pushcarts off the street and vendors into stall spaces within modern indoor markets. …

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Interested in Serving on Your Community Education Council? Info Session Jan. 31

An information session is coming up for anyone interested in running for a seat on the city’s community education councils. It’s being sponsored by …

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“Parks Without Borders” Project Begins in Seward Park

You have, no doubt, noticed the imposing chain link fence that went up around the east end of Seward Park in the past several …

Photo: Friends of Pier 35.

Portions of Pier 35 Open to the Public

Photo: Friends of Pier 35.

After years of delays, Pier 35 (near Rutgers Slip) finally opens today with a tour by city officials and …

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7S Art Gallery Highlights a Refined Chinese Lifestyle

Scarlett Kuang, from New York City News, brings us this look at the Chinatown gallery, 7S Art Gallery. She writes: “7s is an art gallery in Chinatown, celebrating refined Chinese Lifestyle. The revival of Chinese fine art in NYC shows a shift in the demographics of immigrants in the U.S.” …

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Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

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 …