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Maloney, Patel Debate on NY1 Tonight Ahead of Democratic Primary

There’s a televised debate tonight between U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel, her challenger in the upcoming Democratic Primary. …

Lower East Side Links

–Federal prosecutors file a scathing civil complaint against NYCHA, accusing the housing authority of systemic misconduct and coverups. NYCHA admits to the conduct and agrees …

City Council member Margaret Chin (left) and State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, with Assembly member harvey Epstein at a tent Lower East Side event.

Local Reps Niou, Chin Weigh In on Mayor’s Specialized High School Proposal

City Council member Margaret Chin (left) and State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, with Assembly member Harvey Epstein at a recent Lower East Side event.



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Target at Essex Crossing Announces Aug. 19 Opening, Local Job Fairs

Target announced today a grand opening date for its new location at Essex Crossing. The 22,500 square foot “small format” store at 400 Grand St. (also known as 145 Clinton St.) will debut on Sunday, Aug. 19. …

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Allen Street Hotel, Ludlow House Liquor Permits on CB3’s June Agenda

We may be heading into the summer season, but June still looks to be a busy month for Community Board 3. Here’s a look ahead. …

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Coming Soon: NYU Langone Medical Center at Essex Crossing

If you have walked by the intersection of Delancey and Clinton streets in the past few days, you probably noticed signage for NYU Langone’s new medical facility at Essex Crossing. It’s not accepting patients just yet, but you can expect a partial opening in the next few weeks. …

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Public Library Asks For Your Help in Advocating For Funding in City Budget

Officials with New York’s three library systems have launched a campaign to boost funding in next year’s city budget. They say cuts in service could be inevitable if the mayor and City Council can’t find $16 million for the upcoming fiscal year. …

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Report: Hotel Indigo About to Change Hands For $160 Million

It looks like Brookfield Property Partners is about to pick up the Lower East Side’s Hotel Indigo for $160 million. …

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25-Year-Old Woman Died After Passing Out at No Fun Bar Saturday Night

A 25-year-old woman died this past Saturday evening after passing out at No Fun, the bar at 161 Ludlow St. …

Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

More Delays For East River Flood Barrier, as Federal Deadlines Loom

Rendering shows proposed flood wall on FDR Drive at 10th Street.

There are more complications in the $760 million plan for a flood barrier …

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Health Department Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign in Lower East Side Bars

The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine. …

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Sleepless on the Lower East Side: Construction Noise Keeps Locals Awake

It was a sleepless night for some Lower East Side residents living near Essex Crossing. …

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Here’s How You Can Help Ricky Leung’s Family

Ricky Leung’s family could use a little help. …

Lower East Side Links

–Two bills, one proposed by local Council member Margaret Chin, will be introduced this week with the aim of curbing placard parking abuse. [Channel 5]



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Pier 36 Repairs Could Begin Next Month; But Who’s Picking Up the Bill? (Updated)

In the past few weeks we have been trying, without much success, to find out what’s happening at Pier 36. …