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See the Biggest Sidewalk Shed Culprits on the Lower East Side

The Department of Buildings yesterday debuted a new interactive map showing New York City’s 270 miles of sidewalk sheds in real time. …

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In Eliza Bent’s “Aloha, Aloha,” Exploring Cultural Appropriation with Verve

Writer and performer Eliza Bent’s latest play, “Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen,” premiered this past weekend at Abrons Arts Center. …

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Retail Slump: Measuring the Impact of Mega-Projects Like Essex Crossing

In the Post on Sunday, there was a piece from Steve Cuozzo that carried the headline, “The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town.” …

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Community Board 3 Protests M22 Bus Service Cuts

Community Board 3 and local elected officials are protesting the MTA’s decision to cut weekend service on the M22 bus. …

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Essex Street Market Additions Include Middle Eastern Counter From the Sussman Brothers

Four more vendors have been revealed for the newly expanded Essex Street Market, scheduled to open this coming September as part of the Essex Crossing project. …

Rendering shows new bridge over Delancey Street to East River Park.

City Races For Approval of Lower East Side Storm Barrier By End of 2018

If you haven’t been following the planning for a new flood barrier along the East River, now is a good time to start paying attention. …

Renderings: New East River waterfront with proposed towers.

Local Groups Wait For Developers’ Next Move, as Campaign to Fight Waterfront Towers Inches Forward

The environmental review for three mega-towers in the Two Bridges area is several months behind schedule, but most community activists aren’t complaining. …

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First Signs of New Target Store Appear on Grand Street

The first big commercial ventures will be opening up later this year at Essex Crossing. …

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Henry Street Settlement Celebrates Job Search Success Stories

Anyone looking for inspiration in dealing with life’s setbacks would have been assured of finding it at Henry Street Settlement’s Workforce Development Center this …

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Lower East Side Denizen Ariel Palitz Appointed New York Nightlife Mayor (Updated)

New York’s first “Nightlife Mayor” will be Ariel Palitz. …

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GrandLo Cafe Soft Opens at 178 Broome St. March 12

The first commercial business at Essex Crossing opens for business next week. …

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30 Years Later, Revisiting Bobby G’s “Youth of the Lower East Side”

Bobby G’s Delancey Street mural, 1984.

The Essex Crossing development project is obviously changing the neighborhood in dramatic ways. A current show at the …

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A One-Bedroom Rental at Essex Crossing Will Cost You About $4,000/Month

A market rate one bedroom rental at Essex Crossing will set you back about $4,000 per month. …

Renderings: New East River waterfront with proposed towers.

CB3 March Agendas: Two Bridges Development, Marathon Madness, Essex Crossing Traffic

It’s a busy month ahead at Community Board 3. Here’s a look at some of the meetings you might want to check out in March: …

East River Esplanade. Photo via the Twitter feed of Mayoral Press Secretary Eric Phillips.

Mayor Comes to the Lower East Side to Celebrate Summer Launch of NYC Ferry Service

Earlier this month, we reported that construction had begun at the Corlears Hook ferry landing. NYC Ferry plans to debut Lower East Side service this coming summer. Today Mayor de Blasio came to East River Park to tout the expansion of NYC Ferry, one of his pet projects. …