Essex Crossing rendering by Handel Architects.

Agreement Reached For Operating New Essex Street Market at Essex Crossing

A little more than a year from now, in the summer of 2018, a newly expanded Essex Street Market is expected to open at 115 Delancey St. …

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 7.51.39 AM

Saturday Night Live Has Some Fun With the LES Tenement Museum

There’s was a starring role for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in this past weekend’s Saturday Night Liv …

Eendering shows proposed changes at Delancey Street.

$767 Million East River Flood Protection Plan Moves to Next Phase

There are, of course, many questions about the potential impact of the Trump administration’s budget proposal on New York City. One project that is, at least for the moment, moving forward, is the multi-million dollar East River flood protection initiative. …

Monsignor Neil Connolly, St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Funeral For Father Neil Connolly Will Be Held at St. Mary’s Church Wednesday

Tomorrow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Lower East Side community, along with loved ones and friends from across the city will remember Father Neil Connolly. …

Memorial plaques displayed inside Bialystoker Center. Photo by Rich Caplan.

Memorial Plaques and Other Items From Bialystoker Home Safely Removed For Preservation

The Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway closed more than five years ago, but even after the last patients were transferred to other locations, the center continued to house significant artifacts representing Jewish life on the Lower East Side dating from the 1930s. …

Passengers wait to board a bus run by Yep Tours on Pike Street, 2015.

Yep Lawsuit: New York City Bus Permit Law is Unconstitutional

Federal lawsuit could threaten state law. …

Delancey Street Station. File photo.

Followup: Delancey Street and East Broadway Train Station Deaths

The bodies of two men were found in Lower East Side subway stations in the past week or so. Here’s an update from police on the investigations that followed those grim discoveries. …

Delancey Street subway station. File photo.

Man in His 70s Found Dead in Delancey Street Subway Station

A man was found dead on the platform of the Delancey Street subway station early this morning. …

angel diaz

Lower East Side Voices: A Radio Host On a Mission

All this week, we have been featuring the stories of immigrants in our community and talking with them about the Trump administration’s controversial immigration agenda. …

factory tamal

Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …

amy velez

Lower East Side Voices: “The Land Belongs to All of Us”

We’re continuing our series today, Lower East Side Voices, in which we talk with local immigrants about their experiences in this country and about the Trump administration’s immigration policies. …

Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 1.04.10 PM

Lower East Side Voices: The Freedom Swimmer

Perspectives on immigration: A Videotaped interview with Chinatown resident Chris Chung. …

Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 10.09.49 AM

The Mayor’s “Fall Guy” in the Rivington House Fiasco Speaks Out

Ricardo Morales, the former city official who lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, is talking about his firing. …

rivington 3

At Rivington House Forum, Personal Stories and Pledges to Keep Up Pressure on the Mayor

If you ask the mayor, there’s little or no hope of returning Rivington House to the Lower East Side community. …

spring snow 1

Snow Day! Is It Lunch Time Yet?

Here’s a look at our less-than-advertised spring blizzard via @joana_m_l’s Instagram. @bialystoker_les was out in Chinatown earlier:

And Amy Robinson took in the …