Turning Page opens at Dixon Place.

Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood Feb. 22-28. …

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“Fort Pitt” Rescue Dog, Ashley, Becomes an Instagram Star

Photo of Ashley from her Instagram feed.

A firehouse on the Lower East Side has made a media star. Today in the New York …

Luis Arce Mota. Photo by Alex M. Smith, 2015.

La Contenta Owner Luis Arce Mota Talks About a “Day Without Immigrants”

Several Lower East Side restaurants participated in yesterday’s, “A Day Without Immigrants,” a protest of Donald Trump’s policies and vitriol. One local business that attracted a lot of national attention for its decision to close for the day was Norfolk Street’s La Contenta. …

Essex Crossing construction site as seen from Hotel on Rivington, February 2017.

Changes Announced in Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Plan

The developers of Essex Crossing last night announced changes in their plan for the large Lower East Side project, including the addition of 61 affordable apartments and more units for low-income seniors. …

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Bonnie Lucas’s “Smiling Girl,” from 1983, at JTT.

Local Artist Bonnie Lucas’ Show, “Young Lady,” Garners Rave Reviews

The gallery JTT (191 Chrystie St.), is currently presenting “Young Lady,” a solo exhibition of work made by local artist Bonnie Lucas over the last 40 years. …

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Former “Fort Pitt” Firefighter Dies From 9/11-Related Illness

Friends and family gathered on Long Island yesterday to remember a firefighter who worked at Ladder 18 on the Lower East Side for 40 years. …

JDS Development Group's proposed tower is on the left. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Appeals Court Ruling Hands Victory to Developers of Cherry Street Mega-Tower

There’s been a significant development in a lawsuit that’s hanging over one of the large-scale development projects in the Two Bridges area. …

Rendering of proposed tower at 247 Cherry St., as shown at a late April community meeting. SHoP Architects.

HUD Supports Relocation Plan For Seniors in Two Bridges Building; CM Chin Voices Outrage

We have new information this afternoon about the potential relocation of senior residents to accommodate the construction of a thousand foot rental tower in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

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Essex Street Market Debuts Historical Mural

If you visited the Essex Street Market this past weekend, you probably noticed this new historical mural celebrating the legacy of the 77-year-old public …

Jay Nir of River Coyote. Photos by  Michael Tulipan.

River Coyote, Wine and Coffee Bar, Opens at 121 Ludlow St.

In the past few days, a coffee and wine bar called River Coyote opened at 121 Ludlow St. It’s owned by Jay Nir, who according to a press release, brings an “eclectic career path of DJ-ing, real estate, restructuring night clubs, hotel consulting and hosting private events” to the new Lower East Side business. …

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Winter DayLife Festival at the Lowline Lab Happens Feb. 12

Coming up on Sunday, Feb. 12, the vendors of the Essex Street Market will be participating in the second annual Winter DayLife Festival at …

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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Here are some of the events happening in the neighborhood Jan.23-30: …

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Factory Tamal Opens at 13 Essex St.

A little place called Factory Tamal soft-opened at 13 Essex St. over the weekend. …

Essex Crossing site 5; aerial view from the northeast, looking down on Broome and Clinton streets.

How to Prepare For Upcoming Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Lotteries

In the not-too-distant future, the city and developers of Essex Crossing are expected to open applications for the first affordable apartments in the large mixed-income project now rising in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. …

Pike Street at East Broadway, Wednesday evening.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state’s intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening. …