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Up Next Week, Two Events For Historical Food Enthusiasts

Next Wednesday, two local museums present two different mouthwatering takes on culinary history: the Tenement Museum looks at “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story …

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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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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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Lower East Side Oral History Project Seeks Community Volunteers

The New York Public Library has a community oral history project focused on several neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side. …

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A Peek at “Moe Penn Hatters” on Grand Street

TLD reader Carol Anastasio pointed this one out to us. Some old signage has emerged at 395 Grand St., which is undergoing exterior renovations. …

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Five Points Author Tyler Anbinder to Discuss New Book at Tenement Talks

Historian and author Tyler Anbinder (The Five Points) will be discussing his new book, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New …

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“HERSTORY,” Looks at Chinese-American Women’s History Through a Legal Lens

The Chatham Square Library offers a unique take on the story of Chinese-American women’s history with their upcoming exhibit, “HERSTORY: Chinese-American Women, 165 Years …

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Museum at Eldridge Debuts New Art Gallery With Mark Podwal Exhibit

The Museum at Eldridge debuted their brand new gallery space, the Michael Weinstein Gallery, with an inaugural exhibition by artist Mark Podwal last night. …

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NYC DOT Launches “Shared Streets” Festivities in Lower Manhattan

This Saturday, NYC’s Department of Transportation launches its first “Shared Streets” community initiative in Lower Manhattan. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., cyclists, pedestrians …

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Paul Rudnick Joins Randy Cohen For “Person Place Thing” at the Museum at Eldridge

Next Wednesday at the Museum at Eldridge Street, humorist and Emmy-award winning writer Randy Cohen will host a live taping and talk of Person Place Thing, his radio interview show. …

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Capturing CBGB’s Glory Days With Photographer David Godlis

In 1976, a young photographer came upon a black haired woman outside a club on the Bowery. In mid-conversation, he stopped and asked for a photograph. …

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Bowery History Celebrated With Large Scale Signage Project

Beginning on July 5, a series of 64 large scale placards will be installed at important addresses along the Bowery, celebrating the unique history of New York City’s oldest thoroughfare. …

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The 16th Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival is Sunday

The Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St.) bring its beloved block party, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival, back this Sunday …

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(Sponsored) Don’t Miss the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival June 19

On Sunday afternoon, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum at Eldridge Street will present its 16th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a joyous celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side neighborhood. …

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Lower East Side Young Historians Unveil Catherine Street Signs

During the past few years, we’ve been following an innovative program at P.S. 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology on Catherine Street. Lower East Side Young …