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City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …

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Henry Street Settlement Debuts Neighborhood Center in Historic Firehouse Building

There was a ribbon cutting this week to celebrate the opening of the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center at Henry Street Settlement.

The newly …

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Construction Worker Killed in Tragic Accident at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Site

Tragedy struck once again this week at the site that once housed the Lower East Side’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. …

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ASVP Mural is in the Works on Suffolk Street

There’s a new mural coming to the neighborhood, via ASVP and Delancey Street Associates. The 10,600-square foot mural will decorate the Suffolk Street …

Left: Kimlau Square a week ago; right: Kimlau Square Sunday, Oct. 8. Photos by Lee Berman.

(Opinion) It’s Long Past Time For Our City to Give the Homeless the Resources and Compassion They Deserve

The following op/ed was written by Lee Berman, a Lower East Side district leader, regarding this past weekend’s shocking murders of four homeless men in Chinatown. …

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Revised East River Flood Protection Plans Met With More Local Skepticism

In response to neighborhood opposition to the city’s plans for a flood barrier in East River Park, the de Blasio administration announced more changes in its resiliency schemes this week. …

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Latest Desperate Ploy at One Manhattan Square: Rent-to-Buy

Here’s the latest evidence that all is not well at Extell’s One Manhattan Square.

The Real Deal reports that the developer is now offering …

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City Planning Commission Approves Borough-Based Jail Plan; City Council Hearing Thursday (Updated)

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The City Planning Commission Tuesday voted in favor of the mayor’s plan to replace Rikers Island with …

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Housing Lottery Opens For Nine Rentals in Tower on Former Moscot Site

Beginning today, you can apply for nine below-market rate apartments in the new 12-story tower going up on the former site of the Moscot eyewear store at 118 Orchard St. Applications may be submitted through a city-sponsored housing lottery. …

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Remembering Lucien Bahaj

There aren’t many places left to experience the heart and soul of the avant-garde Lower East Side as it existed in the 1980s and …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

M14A Bus Wins “Pokey Award” For Slowest Route in New York City

Congratulations, Lower East Side commuters! The 14a bus route has won this year’s “Pokey Award” from the NYPIRG Straphanger’s Campaign and Transit Center. …

The former Rivington House nursing home.

Mount Sinai Files Plans for New Beth Israel, Behavioral Center at Rivington House

Mount Sinai Health System has filed plans with the state to close and relocate Beth Israel Hospital and to open a behavioral health center in the former Rivington House nursing home building on the Lower East Side. …

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Museum at Eldridge Street Now Offering Early Mornings in the Sanctuary

Taking advantage of brighter, longer days and that glowing summer sunshine, the Museum at Eldridge has added “Early Mornings at Eldridge” to their schedule for the next few Tuesdays. …

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Rabbit House Adds Second Location at 41 Essex St.

Rabbit House, the little Japanese-style tapas/sake spot across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park, is opening a second location at 41 Essex St. …

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New Select Bus Service Comes to 14th Street/Lower East Side July 1

Here’s a reminder about some significant changes coming to the M14 A and D bus lines beginning on Monday, July 1.

Starting next week, …