Sheldon Silver in happier times - at Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

Sheldon Silver Pleads For Mercy Ahead of Sentencing in Public Corruption Case

In advance of his sentencing this coming Friday, July 27, Sheldon Silver is pleading with Federal Judge Valerie Caproni to consider alternatives to a lengthy prison sentence. …

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Children’s Magical Garden Wins a Court Battle Against Developers

Members of the Children’s Magical Garden are celebrating a victory in their long legal battle with the owner of an adjacent Norfolk Street parcel. …

The beloved Motor City Bar closed in 2013. Photo by H. Spencer Young.

Here Are the 14 Appointees of New York’s Nightlife Advisory Board

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have just announced 14 appointees of New York’s new Nightlife Advisory Board. …

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“Round Robin” Mobile Studio Arrives in Seward Park

Beginning today, there’s a new community-focused art exhibition in Seward Park. Here’s the Facebook invite. …

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

As Locals Protest, Developers in Two Bridges Area Float $40 Million Subway Station Upgrade

As we first reported last week, local residents and elected officials will be gathering this morning to protest the city’s handling of the Two Bridges environmental review process. …

Photos by Will Engelmann.

Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ is Closing, While Search For New Investors Continues

You unfortunately only have a few more days to sample Dewey Dufresne’s wonderfully creative sandwiches at BYGGYZ on Clinton Street. …

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Here’s How the City Plans to Handle Upcoming Essex Street Market Move

Last week we posted a report from the Essex Street Vendor Association that showed a surprising lack of knowledge about the looming move of the market to an expanded facility on the south side of Delancey Street. …

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Coming Soon: NYU Langone Medical Center at Essex Crossing

If you have walked by the intersection of Delancey and Clinton streets in the past few days, you probably noticed signage for NYU Langone’s new medical facility at Essex Crossing. It’s not accepting patients just yet, but you can expect a partial opening in the next few weeks. …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Revs Up for 8th Annual Indie Film Fete

The Lower East Side Film Festival kicks off another round of fabulous screenings and fun festivities on Thursday, June 7th. This year, the fest …

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“The Little One” is An Inventive Dessert Shop From Two Chinatown Locals

Now that summer is unofficially here, it’s about time you walked down East Broadway to check out The Little One, where some of the most interesting desserts on the Lower East Side are being prepared (and devoured). …

Followup: Sheldon Silver’s Second Conviction on Corruption Charges

On Friday afternoon, a Manhattan jury found Sheldon Silver guilty of federal corruption charges. …

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DOT Planners Commit to Presenting Grand/Clinton Street Traffic Proposal in June

Members of the local community have become increasingly frustrated in recent months as plans from the city to address worsening traffic congestion at Grand and Clinton streets have failed to materialize. …

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Seward Park Co-op Votes June 12 on $52.7 Million Offer For Air Rights

There’s finally a referendum date at the Seward Park Cooperative for the potential sale of air rights to a team developing the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site on East Broadway. …

Canarsie Tunnel. MTA Photo.

Two More Town Halls Announced to Discuss L Train Shutdown

The city’s Department of Transportation and the MTA today announced another round of town hall meetings to discuss the shutdown of the L Train. …

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“Waterfront Issues” on the Agenda For Community Board 3 in May

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in May at Community Board 3. …