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Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation …

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NYU Furman Report Tracks Lower East Side Gentrification

The NYU Furman Center this week released its annual report, The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods. As usual, there are some …

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Celebrate Groundbreaking for Seward Park Renovation Friday Morning

Much of Seward Park has been shrouded in construction fencing in recent weeks, as the city begins a major renovation project there. On Friday …

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MTA Agrees to Retain Local Bus Service on M14A Line

Local activists and community activists are celebrating the MTA’s decision to retain at least some local service on the M14 A and D lines through the Lower East Side. …

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Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …

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CB3 in May: Pier 42 Update, Rivington House Settlement, Clinton Street Traffic Plans

Here’s a look at some of the issues Community Board 3 will be taking up in May: –On Thursday, May 16 at a meeting of the parks committee, officials from the city’s Economic Development Corp. will update progress at Pier 42, which is very slowly becoming a new recreational area. …

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M14 Bus Changes Still a Mystery Days Before L Train “Slowdown”

Those dreaded service changes on the L Train are just three days away, but we still don’t know exactly how the M14 bus lines …

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The Fog Rolls In

Good morning! Jay Frank sent along this photo taken a week ago. Seemed appropriate as we await more rain today and over the weekend. …

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Essex Crossing Tower at 180 Broome St. Tops Off at 26 Stories

Another building at Essex Crossing has been “topped off.” Delancey Street Associates, the developers of the mega-project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, announced yesterday …

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Lower East Side Voices: ‘Top Hops’ Takes Craft Beer Passion to New Essex Street Market

Today we wrap up our series on the Essex Street Market with a profile of Top Hops, the Lower East Side craft beer store …

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Lower East Side Voices: Mother-Son Team at Puebla Mexican Food Feel Right at Home in the Essex Street Market

The Essex Street Market has for many years been a refuge for startup businesses. As retail rents in stand-alone brick-and-mortar locations have become unaffordable, …

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Lower East Side Voices: Owner of “Dominican Cravings” Feels Mixed Emotions About Essex Street Market Move

Like many people on the Lower East Side, Emmanuel Diaz has mixed feelings about the the looming move of the Essex Street Market from …

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Lower East Side Voices: Essex Olive & Spice in the Essex Street Market

Big changes are, of course, coming very soon to the Essex Street Market. The vendors will be making the move from the market’s historic …

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Regal Opens New 14-Screen Multiplex at Essex Crossing

In case you missed the weekend social media buzz, the Lower East Side’s new 14-screen multiplex is now open for business.

The Regal Essex …

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Lower East Side Mobilizes Against M14 Bus Changes

No one was very impressed with the MTA’s “Open House” at the 7th Precinct the other night, in which planned changes in the M14a …