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Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

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

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit. …

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Chinatown Jail, Two Bridges Zoning on CB3’s December Agenda

Here’s a look at Community Board 3’s meeting agendas for the month of December.

You heard this week’s news that the city is backing …

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One Killed, Others Injured After Driver Hits Pedestrians on Forsyth/Canal Streets

A terrible traffic accident last night at Forsyth Street and Canal Street left one person dead and several others injured.

It happened just before …

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Continuing a Neighborly Thanksgiving Tradition at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you are staying in town for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood that are cooking up turkey dinners, but this story of a special tradition among friends caught our attention. …

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Make Your Voice Heard! It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day in New York City and across the nation. All eyes are on the fight for Congress and, truth be told, there’s …

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Bones on Catherine Street

Good morning. Soup anyone? Here’s the scene captured by @gguten on Catherine Street. The Catherine Meat Market, by the way, is one of our …

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L Train Closure Set For April 27

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation have announced that the L Train shutdown will begin on April 27. …

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(Video) Lower East Side Vigil For Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims

There was a vigil last night in front of Primitive Christian Church on East Broadway for the victims of the synagogue rampage in Pittsburgh …

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LES 5K Revel Run, In Remembrance of Pavel Lempert

Nearly 200 Lower East Siders came together Sunday for the first annual LES 5K Revel Run, which was formed in the memory of Lower East Sider Pavel Lempert, who passed away in August of 2017 at 52 from complications of laryngeal carcinoma. …

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Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …

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Trader Joe’s Lower East Side Store Announces October 19th Opening

Trader Joe’s has released a statement announcing an October 19th opening at their new Lower East Side store at 400 Grand Street. The company will celebrate with a grand opening event including “live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more,” …

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NYPD Rescues Man From Williamsburg Bridge

Police yesterday rescued a man who was threatening to jump from the Williamsburg Bridge. …

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Anne Saxelby is Closing Essex Market Stall, and Will Not Open in New Market

It’s a big blow for the Essex Street Market. On Saturday, a letter went up alongside Saxelby Cheesemongers’ stall announcing that the business, a stalwart in the historic public market, would be closing its Lower East Side location at the end of this month. …

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New Essex Street Market Opening Delayed Until 2019

The old Essex Street Market has served its purpose for 78 years. Turns out, the 1940 building on the northeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets will be put to use for at least a few weeks longer. …