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L+M and CIM Group Reveal Plans For Massive Project in Two Bridges Area

L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group are unveiling plans tonight for a new project at 260 South St. that will add more than one-million square feet of residential and commercial space in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

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Chinese Tuxedo Opens at 5 Doyers St. Tonight

Another upscale restaurant makes its debut in Chinatown tonight. Grub Street reports that Chinese Tuxedo opens at 5 Doyers St., the inspiration of Australian transplant Eddy Buckingham and local contractor Jeff Lam. …

Seward Park basketball courts, November 2016.

CM Chin: Nike Courts Should Not Have Been Put on Fast Track While Other Local Projects Wait

City Council member Margaret Chin wants to know why the renovation of basketball courts at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, paid for by Nike, happened so swiftly while other projects, funded by the Council, have been languishing for years. …

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Christmas Trees at the Essex Street Market + Santa Visit Saturday, Dec. 3

The Essex Street Market is going all out for Christmas this year.

Greg’s Trees, one of the city’s oldest Christmas tree vendors, set up …

104 Bayard St., August 2016.

Lalo Opens in Former Winnie’s Space in Chinatown on Thursday

The new creative Mexican American spot from the chef at El Rey is opening for dinner Thursday night. Lalo is taking over the space occupied for almost three decades by Winnie’s, the beloved former karaoke bar at 104 Bayard St. …

At the Tenement Museum Nov. 9: Julie Scelfo, Zinga Fraser, Liza Abzug, Donna Zazzaro.

What’s Next For Women in Politics? A Post-Election Talk at the Tenement Museum

If things had gone differently on election day, a talk at the Tenement Museum the following evening, last Wednesday, would have felt like a joyous celebration. …

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Here’s How Many Voters Picked Trump on the Lower East Side

2612 voters, or 10%, chose the Republican nominee. …

George and Martha Washington's mansion on Cherry Street.  Source: New York Historical Society.

Lower East Side Students: It’s Time to Properly Recognize “First White House”

Here’s an Election Day diversion. We thought it would be a good time to revisit a part of the Lower East Side’s presidential history this morning. …

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Jewish Heritage Mural Painted Over as Former Bialystoker Building is Primed For Redevelopment

A piece of Lower East Side history is being erased this morning. Workers arrived earlier today at 232 East Broadway to paint over a …

Zarin Fabrics X Housing Works Event 12.17.15 - photo by Andrew Werner, AHW_1173

Zarin Fabrics: Looking Back at 80 Years on the Lower East Side

The store has outlasted its Lower East Side competitors and overcome many obstacles in its eight decades of existence. …

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Police Arrest Suspect in Pit Bull Dumping Case (Updated)

Police have arrested 21-year-old Alec Litzinger, a homeless man, accusing him of stuffing a dog in a suitcase and dumping the suitcase in a …

Photos courtesy of Nickel & Diner

Nickel & Diner Opens For Dinner at 1 Howard St. on Wednesday

If you want to see how the neighborhood is changing, look no further than the intersection of Howard and Centre streets, just down the block from the Museum of Chinese in America. …

East River Esplanade; rendering from 2013.

East River Esplanade Plan Shrinks, as City Agency Refuses to Move Water Main

The refusal by a city agency to pay to move a water main along South Street is jeopardizing part of the East River Esplanade Project. …

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Broome Street Ceremony Marks Designation of “Hy Genee Way”

A big crowd turned out yesterday on Broome Street to celebrate the city’s designation of “Hy Genee Way.” The block between Allen Street and …

Renderings by Perkins Eastman.

(Renderings) Beth Israel’s New 14th Street Building

We’re getting our first look today at the new Beth Israel Hospital. …