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Two Bridges Tenants Edge Closer to Lawsuit Over Three Mega-Towers

“Follow the law.” That was the battle cry from local residents and tenant organizers this morning outside the offices of the Department of City Planning. The agency is now evaluating three gigantic towers that developers are seeking to build in the Two Bridges area. …

Tiffany Washington of I.M. Pastry Studio. Photo courtesy of Lower East Side Partnership.

I.M. Pastry Studio, Complete With Tequila-Infused Cupcakes, Opens in Essex Street Market

There’s a new arrival at the Essex Street Market. …

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NYC Files Application For Corlears Hook Ferry Dock

The summer of 2017 isn’t over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the summer of 2018, when the city’s expanded ferry service will add a Lower East Side stop. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side this past spring.

Followup: Here’s How Squadron’s Senate Seat Will Likely Be Filled

That did not take long. Just hours after State Sen. Daniel Squadron announced his resignation, there are already concerns about the process for selecting his successor. One of those raising concerns is Squadron himself. …

Khalid plays Summerstage this coming weekend.

It’s a Big Week For Summerstage at East River Park

Here’s how you know it’s August. There’s a lot to see and hear at East River Park in the coming week. Summerstage kicks off its free Lower East Side productions beginning tomorrow (Wednesday evening). …

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Exhibition Celebrating (and Mourning) Lower East Side Storefronts Opens Aug. 14

Several months ago, the local photographers, James & Karla Murray, hosted two workshops titled, Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s …

A rally was held in the Two Bridges neighborhood on July 21.

Two Bridges Mega Towers: City Council Politics Influences Development Debate

A Democratic primary in New York City is just about six weeks away, which means there’s more bluster than usual surrounding many big community issues. Election-year politics definitely played a big role July 21 at a rally in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

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The Jarmulowsky Bank Building is Once Again a Hotel; Liquor Permits Requested

Here’s something to look forward to in September. We’re likely to learn more about plans by the owners of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building to open a hotel in the 12-story, landmark-protected property. …

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Eddie Huang Partners With Jonathan Chu For Baohaus at 48 Bowery

Celebrity chef/television star Eddie Huang is coming back to the neighborhood with a new restaurant at 48 Bowery. …

Local elected officials held a rally Friday, July 21 on Rutgers Street.

Chin, Brewer Threaten Lawsuit Over Two Bridges Mega-Towers

At a rally held on Friday morning, City Council member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer threatened legal action if the City Planning Commission approves three large-scale development projects in the Two Bridges area. …

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Plans Filed For Essex Crossing Building at 202 Broome St.

The City of New York and the developers of Essex Crossing are taking the next steps in building the second phase of the large project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. …

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50-Foot Dome Moved Into Place on Roof of Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Have you noticed the prominent addition to the historic Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Orchard Street?

On Saturday, crews hoisted a giant dome and positioned …

City Council member Margaret Chin and Mayor de Blasio at last month's town hall. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Council member Chin’s Foes Take Legal Action Over Seized Flyers at Town Hall

Here was the headline in the online version of the Daily News Friday evening: “Councilwoman Margaret Chin blasted over cops seizing leaflets from attendees at town hall in Chinatown.” …

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Stanton Street Shul Begins Urgent Building Repairs

Urgent repairs just began at the Stanton Street Shul, part of a larger plan to protect one of the last remaining active synagogues on the Lower East Side. …

Seward Park movie night, July 2016.

Wizard of Oz Comes to Seward Park July 15

For a second year, the Seward Park Conservancy, the Metrograph theater and the Henry Street Settlement are partnering for free movies in Seward Park. …