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–Danny Bowien has closed Mission Cantina on Orchard Street after three years. [Eater]

–A new report paints a scary picture of the impact of rising …

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–The City Council approves legislation aimed at preventing a repeat of the Rivington House fiasco. [Crain’s]

–City Council member Margaret Chin said before yesterday’s vote, …

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–The Bowery Presents crew prepares to open a new venue called Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg. The opening comes as the successful Lower East Side-based company …

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–The City Council tomorrow will approve legislation requiring the mayor to sign off any time a deed restriction is lifted on a NYC property. The …

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–Lower Manhattan is booming, so much so that overcrowding has become a serious problem. [New York Times]

–Chinatown goes upscale: The Canal Street Market opens …

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–A new report recommends moving forward with a locally inspired effort to diversify Lower East Side schools. [Chalkbeat]

–The federal government is banning smoking within …

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–A hidden camera “investigation” finds the Chinatown counterfeit trade is still thriving, while some say the de Blasio administration has not made enforcement a priority. …

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–A Trump/Pence supporter was arrested after an alleged racist rant and pepper spray incident at a restaurant on East 14th Street. [Gothamist]

–Tenement Museum guides …

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–The Department of Education has decided to put a plan to create more diversity in District 1 schools on hold. Lower East Side parents are …

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–“Frank is the man!” A tribute to Frank’s Bike Shop, a fixture on Grand Street for 40 years. [New York Times]

–A profile of Omar …

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–ABS Partners Real Estate and Benenson Funding have purchased the building housing the AMC Loews Theater on 3rd Avenue for $33 million. [Real Deal]

–There’s …

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–It’s a tough time to be an immigrant in America. Last night at the Tenement Museum, there was an uplifting event: 15 people were sworn …

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–Extell Development “hopes that sensational views will help overcome a so-so location” at its 80-story mega-tower in the Two Bridges area. The company’s president, Gary …

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–For the moment, the shareholders of the Village View Co-op, one of the neighborhood’s biggest bastions of affordable housing, have ended privatization talks. [EV Grieve]



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–A 9-year-old girl and her mother were attacked in the Delancey Street subway station. Police took a 34-year-old woman into custody, charging her with assault …