Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

Pier 36 Becomes Party Boat, Cruise Ship Destination

Queen of Hearts tour boat awaits passengers Aug. 20, 2017.

While you weren’t looking, Pier 36 at the end of Montgomery Street became a …

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Friends Gather in LES Garden to Remember Eddy Menuau

Over the weekend, friends gathered in the Children’s Magical Garden to remember longtime local resident Eddy Menuau.

On June 26, Menuau was riding his …

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Tarp Covers Confederate Flags Hanging in East 8th Street Windows

A tarp is now covering two Confederate flags hanging from a residential building on East 8th Street, at Avenue D. This photo was taken Friday afternoon by George Cohen. …

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Confederate Flags in Windows of East 8th Street Building Upset Local Residents

In the past 24 hours, two community members have sent us photos that show Confederate flags in the windows of an East 8th Street building. …

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Two Bridges Tenants Edge Closer to Lawsuit Over Three Mega-Towers

“Follow the law.” That was the battle cry from local residents and tenant organizers this morning outside the offices of the Department of City Planning. The agency is now evaluating three gigantic towers that developers are seeking to build in the Two Bridges area. …

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Lower East Side Rat Reduction Plan – Public Meeting Tuesday Evening

Last month, Mayor de Blasio announced a $32 million program to combat rats in several problem areas throughout the city. Good news/bad news: the …

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NYC Files Application For Corlears Hook Ferry Dock

The summer of 2017 isn’t over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the summer of 2018, when the city’s expanded ferry service will add a Lower East Side stop. …

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Development and Events Firm Looks to Take Over Allen Street Bathhouse

Correction: This story was modified on 8/15/2017 to reflect that Upsilon Ventures does not currently operate the facilities at Bryant Park.

It looks …

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Report: East River Flood Protection Plan Scaled Back, Delayed

According to a report on NY1, plans to build a flood barrier along the East River have been scaled back and the timetable for beginning construction has been delayed. …

City Council member Margaret Chin showed her colleagues in government some of the trouble spots in the East Broadway station.

Politicos Visit East Broadway Station; Urge MTA to Fix MetroCard Machines

If you were passing through the East Broadway station at around noon today, you probably came across a swarm of local elected officials and reporters. …

A rally was held in the Two Bridges neighborhood on July 21.

Two Bridges Mega Towers: City Council Politics Influences Development Debate

A Democratic primary in New York City is just about six weeks away, which means there’s more bluster than usual surrounding many big community issues. Election-year politics definitely played a big role July 21 at a rally in the Two Bridges neighborhood. …

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Photos: Demolition at Silver Monuments

Earlier today, Yenta Laureate noticed interior demolition at Silver Monuments, which was the last gravestone business on the Lower East Side before closing down …

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The Jarmulowsky Bank Building is Once Again a Hotel; Liquor Permits Requested

Here’s something to look forward to in September. We’re likely to learn more about plans by the owners of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building to open a hotel in the 12-story, landmark-protected property. …

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–Former city official Ricardo Morales claims he was fired after complaining about political interference by the mayor’s office into his dealings with a Queens restaurant …

Local elected officials held a rally Friday, July 21 on Rutgers Street.

Chin, Brewer Threaten Lawsuit Over Two Bridges Mega-Towers

At a rally held on Friday morning, City Council member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer threatened legal action if the City Planning Commission approves three large-scale development projects in the Two Bridges area. …