Photo from Rabbit House's Facebook page.

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, …

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 4/140 Essex St. Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle.

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For Essex Crossing’s 140 Essex St.

The affordable housing lottery for the next Essex Crossing building just got underway. Seniors (62+) may now apply for 84 low-income studio apartments at 140 Essex St. …

Rendering: New Metro Acres Market on Clinton Street. For illustrative purposes only (signage design has not yet been approved).

Fine Fare to Be Replaced With Metro Acres Market

A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. …

Rendering: NYC resiliency presentation.

Land Use Hearings For East Side Resiliency Plan Happening This Month

There are a couple of opportunities this month to participate in the public review process for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. As you may know, the city’s plan to protect the Lower East Side from future storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy has been met with heavy criticism. …

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Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation …

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Shaina Feinberg’s Films Are a Family Affair (Interview)

A lot has happened since Shaina Feinberg’s first feature film, The Babymooners, won the Audience Award at the Lower East Side Film Festival in 2016. Not only is her second feature, Senior Escort Service, slated to kick off this year’s festival on Opening Night, but she’s since made the short film, Shiva, which screened at Tribeca in 2017, and a breakout six-part web series, Dinette, for BRIC TV. …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2019 Schedule

The ninth annual Lower East Side Film Festival kicks off at Village East Cinema on June 6th. This year’s slate includes crowd favorites like …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

MTA Agrees to Retain Local Bus Service on M14A Line

Local activists and community activists are celebrating the MTA’s decision to retain at least some local service on the M14 A and D lines through the Lower East Side. …

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New Essex Street Market Opens on the Lower East Side

After a weekend in soft open mode, the new Essex Street Market makes its official debut this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and …

Eric Suh of New Star Fish Market on the final day of the old Essex Street Market.

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …

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DA: Police Officer’s Lies Sent Innocent People to Prison; Two Cases on the Lower East Side

According to Manhattan’s district attorney, lies by a veteran New York City detective sent at least three innocent people to prison. Two of the …

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M14 Bus Changes Still a Mystery Days Before L Train “Slowdown”

Those dreaded service changes on the L Train are just three days away, but we still don’t know exactly how the M14 bus lines …

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Popular Local Spot, Cafe Petisco, Remains Closed

We’ve been fielding quite a few emails from readers hoping to find out what’s happening at Cafe Petisco, the popular Mediterranean restaurant at 189 …

Photo courtesy of City Council member Margaret Chin.

Groundbreaking Held For Reconstruction of Luther Gulick Park

Have you ever walked past an eyesore in your neighborhood and thought, “I should do something about that?” Well, this is exactly what happened to fourth generation Lower East Sider Dave Bolotsky …