Photo by Amy Robinson.

Signs of Change in Seward Park

Seward Park is now officially a “Work in Progress.” …

Lower East Side Links

–After 121 years as a print publication, The Forward will go digital only in the spring. [New York Post]

–The city will launch its proposed …


Sunrise Over the East River

Good morning! Puma Perl captured the sun coming up on the Lower East Side yesterday.

Rendering from recent presentation from the city on the revised plan for the East River waterfront.

City Council Will Hold Oversight Hearing on Revised East River Flood Protection Plan

In the community, there are many unanswered questions about the city’s sudden decision to overhaul the plan for a flood barrier along the East River. …

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Following Stroke, Neighbors Come to the Aid of Danny Coffey, “Mayor of Orchard Street”

If you spend any time on lower Orchard Street, you almost certainly know Danny Coffey. …

The governor toured the L Train tunnel in December with engineering experts. Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.

Cuomo Cancels Full L Train Shutdown; Last Minute Decision Met With Relief and Skepticism

Maybe you were dreading the prospect of 80 buses an hour barreling over the Williamsburg Bridge during rush hour. …

Signs of Christmas

Signs of Christmas

There’s still time to decorate your tree, but not much! This photo is from @alainlevitt, taken yesterday at the corner of Essex and Canal. Send …

Photo: NYC EDC.

Locals, City Officials Celebrate Partial Debut of Pier 35

Photo: NYC EDC.

Local residents and city officials bundled up yesterday morning to celebrate the partial opening of Pier 35, a new recreational space …


Missing Lower East Side Resident: Dean Andrew Ford

You may have seen posters like this one in the neighborhood or on social media. The family of 21-year-old Dean Andrew Ford, a Lower …


Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit. …


Chinatown Jail, Two Bridges Zoning on CB3’s December Agenda

Here’s a look at Community Board 3’s meeting agendas for the month of December.

You heard this week’s news that the city is backing …


One Killed, Others Injured After Driver Hits Pedestrians on Forsyth/Canal Streets

A terrible traffic accident last night at Forsyth Street and Canal Street left one person dead and several others injured.

It happened just before …

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Continuing a Neighborly Thanksgiving Tradition at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you are staying in town for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood that are cooking up turkey dinners, but this story of a special tradition among friends caught our attention. …

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Make Your Voice Heard! It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day in New York City and across the nation. All eyes are on the fight for Congress and, truth be told, there’s …