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Al Orensanz, Longtime Director of Orensanz Center, Has Died at the Age of 74

Al Orensanz, the beloved director of the Angel Orensanz Center, died this past Saturday at the age of 74. …

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Brewer, Chin Drum Up Press Coverage as Rivington House Saga Rages On

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin orchestrated a media event at City Hall yesterday to capitalize on the fallout from last week’s scathing Rivington House report. …

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NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

NYCHA unveiled its third “digital van” – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday. …

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City Solicits Proposals For Restaurant in Allen Street Bathhouse Building

The Parks Department last week put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a food service operation in the old bathhouse on Allen Street …

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Man Found Dead in Essex Street Apartment Today (Updated 6:02 p.m.)

The body of a man was found in a second floor apartment on Essex Street, near Grand Street, earlier today …

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Local Elected Officials – Cancel, Chin, Brewer – React to Rivington House Report

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Local elected officials have weighed in during the past few days regarding a blistering report on the de Blasio administration’s mishandling …

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Followup: City Approves Lowline Proposal For Former Trolley Terminal

Almost five years after they went public with a headline-grabbing plan to create the world’s first underground park in an abandoned trolley station on the Lower East Side, founders of the Lowline have cleared a major hurdle. …

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Rivington House Investigation: No Corruption, But Plenty of Incompetence

The city’s Department of Investigation has found no corruption by the de Blasio administration in its handling of the Rivington House matter. …

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Breaking: Lowline Underground Park Proposal Wins City Approval

New York City officials tonight are announcing the initial approval of the Lowline underground park proposal in an abandoned former trolley site below Delancey Street. …

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–Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Sheldon Silver’s lawyers file for appeal and ask a judge to allow their client to stay out of …

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City Will Invest $16 Million on Lower East Side After Rivington House Fiasco (Updated)

The mayor is announcing today that the city will invest $16 million on the Lower East Side in the aftermath of the Rivington House fiasco. …

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Lowline Launches Young Ambassadors Program, Community Engagement Committee

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It’s been a busy summer for the team behind the Lowline, the proposed park that would be created in …

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Motorist Convicted in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Bowery Mission

In November of 2014, a driver traveling at speeds in excess of 50 mph struck and killed 57-year-old Robert Perry, a frequent resident of the Bowery Mission. …

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Businesses Still Closed at 95 Delancey St. After Partial Facade Collapse (Updated)

Businesses at 95 Delancey Street remain closed today as a sidewalk shed – scaffolding designed to protect pedestrians from falling debris – is constructed around the building. …

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Essex Street Market on the Upswing; Saxelby Still Concerned About Future Management

The Essex Street Market has a new look, thanks in part to a colorful mural recently created on the outside of the 1940-era building …