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Paul Newell Launches Campaign For State Assembly Seat

Just last month, voters elected Alice Cancel to serve the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s two-year term in the New York State Assembly. But a …

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Gigi Li Kicks Off Campaign For State Assembly Seat

The lull in the campaign for the 65th Assembly District is over. After Alice Cancel won a special election last month to serve the …

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Photos: Celebrating 76 Years at the Essex Street Market

The threat of rain didn’t keep many people away from the Essex Street Market this past Saturday. The turnout was strong for a block …

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Neighbors on High Alert After Workers Spotted at Rivington House (Updated)

The Department of Buildings imposed a stop work order on the former Rivington House facility April 5, and the controversial site has been mostly …

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Travel Alert: FDR Drive Northbound at East Houston Street Closed This Weekend

Google Earth; FDR Drive at East Houston Street.

Here’s an advisory from the NYC Department of Transportation:

The FDR Drive northbound at Houston Street …

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Rivington House Neighbor Quizzes Mayor on WNYC

Can the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions on the former Rivington House nursing facility be reversed? That was the question asked of Mayor de Blasio this morning during an interview on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC program. …

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Rivington House Fallout: Mayor Will Personally Sign Off on Future Deed Changes

His administration faces at least three investigations — after city officials lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, allowing the former nursing home to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers. …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. Photo via Council member Ben Kallos' Twitter feed.

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco. …

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A Festive Block Party and a Spring Makeover at the Essex Street Market

There’s a big bash at the Essex Street Market this weekend in celebration of the historic public facility’s 76th birthday. …

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About Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Story on Rivington House…

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We’ve been taking a closer look at yesterday’s story in the Wall Street Journal concerning the Rivington House investigation.

According to …

A rally was held outside the courthouse today. Photo: U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez's Twitter feed.

Report: Bowery Landlord-Tenants Make a Deal

Earlier today, elected officials rallied with residents and community activists against Chinatown landlord Joseph Betesh. Tenants of two buildings on the Bowery have been waging a long battle to stay in their homes. …

Image via Furman Center report on the state of NYC neighborhoods.

Gentrification on the Lower East Side: New Report Shows We’re #3

It probably doesn’t surprise you that — statistically speaking — the Lower East Side is near the top of the list when it comes to gentrification in New York City neighborhoods. …

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CB3 Tries Yet Again To Send the Mayor a Message on Rivington House

For the moment, the uproar in the mainstream media over the Rivington House debacle has died down. …

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Stringer Visits the Lower East Side, Bemoans the Loss of Streit’s Matzo

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Art on A Gallery yesterday morning to learn more about the new documentary film on Streit’s Matzo and to deliver a message: the city must do more to save cherished small businesses. …

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Coming up on Saturday, City …