Lower East Side Links

–Restaurants on narrow Chinatown streets are finding it almost impossible to abide by NYC outdoor dining rules while continuing to stay in business. [The City]



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–A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Phased construction is expected to begin in East River Park next …

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–As a Chinatown bakery owner pleads with Bill de Blasio for help, concrete steps to assist struggling local businesses, the mayor turns his back and …

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–The artist Shalom Neuman seems to have prevailed in his 8-year battle with infamous landlord Steven Croman. A state appeals court tossed out a lawsuit …

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–The Tenement Museum’s union files a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board after 76 employees were laid off. [Hyperallergic]

–Weeks after New York’s primary …

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–More layoffs at the Tenement Museum, as the pandemic takes its toll. [NY1]

–The governor’s crackdown on bars operating in violation of pandemic rules brought …

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–Former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver will be sentenced for a third time Monday. Silver, convicted of public corruption, failed to convince a federal …

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–Jesse Malin predicts very few NYC nightlife venues will survive COVID-19 without government intervention: “We need real financial help from the federal government, like they …

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–After a January fire, demolition permits have been filed for 70 Mulberry. [New York Yimby]

–Inside the struggle to save artifacts from the Museum of …

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–Sheldon Silver will be sentenced once again next month on federal corruption charges. While he was sentenced on two previous occasions, the former Lower East …

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–A look at the battle between State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and challenger Grace Lee in the upcoming Democratic Primary. [Politico]

–U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney faces …

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–Calls to defund the NYPD are certain to be the rallying cry of budget negotiations during the next few weeks. Local City Council member Carlina …

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–The city moves ahead to demolish and rebuild 70 Mulberry St., a nonprofit hub in Chinatown, which was badly damaged in a January fire. Local …

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–Nine out of 10 zip codes with the most coronavirus cases in Manhattan are uptown. The one exception? The Lower East Side, 10002. [AM New …

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–Police raided an apartment at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street Friday, arresting three men on drug charges and seizing cocaine, heroin, guns and $9,000 …