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Lower East Side Voices: Mobilizing to Help Puerto Rico

Beginning today, The Lo-Down is bringing back our occasional series, Lower East Side Voices, which highlights stories from the neighborhood’s diverse communities. …

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International Center of Photography Confirms Plans to Move Museum & School to Essex Crossing

Now it’s a done deal. Just a few days after sales contracts hit public records, the International Center of Photography (ICP) has confirmed it is moving both its museum and school to Essex Crossing. …

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Christopher Marte Plans to Run Against Council Member Chin in General Election

Christopher Marte is planning to run against District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin in the general election, which takes place Nov. 7. …

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7th Precinct Launches Community Policing Initiative

Neighborhood policing has come to the Lower East Side. The NYPD’s initiative to put cops in closer contact with local residents was unveiled last night at a community meeting. …

City officials, elected representatives and Knickerbocker Village's owner gathered to celebrate the grant on Friday.

Five Years After Sandy, Knickerbocker Village Receives $33.5 Million For Resiliency Upgrades

Almost five years after Hurricane Sandy swamped Knickerbocker Village, city officials announced on Friday the allocation of $33.5 million for storm-related upgrades at the historic Lower East Side affordable housing complex. …

A protest was held outside an ICON building on East Ninth Street in 2016.

ICON Realty Management Settles With State AG, Pays $500,000 in Penalties

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced a settlement with ICON Realty Management, a property owner with numerous local holdings. …

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Just in Time For the Jewish Holidays, Restored Window Installed at Stanton Street Shul

When members of the Stanton Street Shul arrive for Yom Kippur services this coming weekend, they will be greeted by a meaningful new addition to the century-old building. …

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Sol Lain Playground Reopens After $3.6 Million Renovation

The fifth graders at P.S. 134 joined city officials this afternoon to officially reopen Sol Lain Playground after a $3.6 million renovation. …

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After Final Votes Are Tallied, CM Margaret Chin Appears to Have Won Third Term

Tonight it appears that Margaret Chin has eked out a narrow victory in the District 1 City Council race. …

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Nom Wah Tu Soft Opens at 22 Orchard St.

Nom Wah Tu, the latest dim sum restaurant in Wilson Tang’s growing restaurant empire, opened its doors for the first time last night at 22 Orchard St. …

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Lower East Side History Buffs Beware: Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt Sept. 22

If you love to delve into the incredible history of the Lower East Side, you’ll want to know about The Hunt – LES, taking place Sept. 22. …

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Followup: Chin Holds Narrow Lead Over Marte With Absentee Ballots Uncounted

Here’s the latest on the incredibly close battle for City Council District 1 in yesterday’s Democratic Primary. …

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Nom Wah, Schaller & Weber Announced as First Market Line Vendors

Over the weekend, the developers of Essex Crossing announced the first two venders for the Market Line, a subterranean shopping pavilion that will be a centerpiece of the large real estate project. …

(Left to right) Christopher Marte, Aaron Foldenauer, Margaret Chin, Dashia Imperiale.

Margaret Chin’s Record Was the Main Focus of District 1 City Council Forum

On Tuesday, Sept. 12 Lower East Side voters will be called on to decide whether District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin deserves a third term, or whether it’s time for a change. …

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(Voter Guide) 2017 Democratic Primary – Lower East Side

Candidates running for City Council in districts 1 and 2.

New York City’s 2017 Democratic Primary is upon us. Ahead of Election Day, Sept. …