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Here Are the Street Closures During Sunday’s Nike 5K Race

As previously mentioned, there’s a Nike 5K race happening on Sunday (Earth Day). The runners will come across the Manhattan Bridge, winding up at …

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Here’s Community Board 3’s Stance on the East River Flood Barrier Plan

Yesterday morning we linked to a NY1 story regarding the city’s plans for a flood barrier along the East River. The report stated that Community Board 3 had, “passed (a) unanimous resolution opposing the plan.” That’s not exactly accurate. …

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More Pleas For Action to Alleviate Grand/Clinton Street Gridlock

Another push is underway for solutions from the city to alleviate the traffic bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets.

Last week, State Assemblymember Yuh-Line …

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Bike Expo Moved to Brooklyn After Inspection Shows Pier 36 Stability Issues

Three weeks ago, we reported that the marina at Pier 36 had been shut down after a routine inspection detected some stability issues. The situation is now causing Pier 36/Basketball City to cancel large-scale events. …

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See the Biggest Sidewalk Shed Culprits on the Lower East Side

The Department of Buildings yesterday debuted a new interactive map showing New York City’s 270 miles of sidewalk sheds in real time. …

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Retail Slump: Measuring the Impact of Mega-Projects Like Essex Crossing

In the Post on Sunday, there was a piece from Steve Cuozzo that carried the headline, “The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town.” …

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Community Board 3 Seeks Voice in Planning Chinatown Jail Expansion

At upcoming meeting of Community Board 3’s public safety committee will provide the first opportunity for the general Lower East Side community to discuss the proposed expansion of the Manhattan Detention Complex, located at 125 White St. …

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RIP Ricky Leung, Lower East Side Affordable Housing Activist

In the past couple of weeks, friends and loved ones have been pausing to remember Ricky Leung, a popular community organizer on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown. …

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Lower East Side Voices: New York’s War on E-Bikes

Earlier this year, Mayor de Blasio announced a crackdown on e-bikes, which he said pose a safety threat to pedestrians. …

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The L Train Shutdown: “A Lower Manhattan Deluge”

If you’re not feeling sufficiently panicky about the L train shutdown coming our way next year, the New York Times chimes in today with a scary story. …

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East Village Resident Suraj Patel Challenges Rep. Carolyn Maloney in June Primary

It wasn’t even 8 a.m. when a direct message came in via Twitter from Suraj Patel. “Hey y’all, let’s sit down next week?,” asked the youthful Congressional candidate and East 12th Street resident. …

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Nike 5K Race Heads For the Lower East Side on Earth Day

Earlier this month, 20,000 runners came through the Lower East Side for the NYC Half Marathon. Another big race is headed for the neighborhood April 22, and this time the finish line is located at Pier 36. …

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New York Salutes Former LES Firefighter, Who Died in Military Copter Crash

The FDNY said goodbye yesterday to fire marshal and U.S Air Force Major Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, who died in Iraq earlier this month. …

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Community Board 3 Protests M22 Bus Service Cuts

Community Board 3 and local elected officials are protesting the MTA’s decision to cut weekend service on the M22 bus. …

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Routine Inspection Leads to Temporary Closure of Pier 36 Marina

The marina at Pier 36 has been temporarily shut down after a recent inspection. …