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Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Workshop Wednesday, October 5th: We’re repeating our July 27th workshop to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in this project. New York City is continuing to advance waterfront improvements to protect against coastal flooding and we need your help! …

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Sol Lain, Henry M. Jackson Playground Projects Now Underway

If all goes according to plan, the Lower East Side will have two revitalized parks by next fall. …

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Groundbreaking For Sol Lain and Henry M. Jackson Playgrounds Friday

On Friday afternoon, New York City’s parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver, will be on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony at two Lower East Side parks. …

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NYC DOT Launches “Shared Streets” Festivities in Lower Manhattan

This Saturday, NYC’s Department of Transportation launches its first “Shared Streets” community initiative in Lower Manhattan. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., cyclists, pedestrians …

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Movies Under the Stars: Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Next week, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment his hosting yet another outdoor movie night. On August 18th, Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret …

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Summer Movies in Seward Park: Wreck-It Ralph

Seward Park movie night is back as part of their outdoor summer series, in partnership with Seward Park Conservancy, The Metrograph Theater and Henry …

(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project Is Underway!

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC climate resiliency plan, the City of New York is moving forward with a new project to protect Lower Manhattan neighborhoods from coastal flooding risk from Two Bridges to Battery Park City. …

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City Solicits Proposals For Restaurant in Allen Street Bathhouse Building

The Parks Department last week put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a food service operation in the old bathhouse on Allen Street …

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Fights to Reopen Stanton Street Building

Community organizers hosted a “visioning session” last week, bringing community organizations and LES residents together to brainstorm possible uses for the Stanton Street building, and plan to follow up with a series of workshops – starting tomorrow. …

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Campaign to Reactivate Stanton Street Park Building Resumes Today

Over the years, we’ve reported on efforts by community activists to reactivate a Parks Department building on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Their vision: Turn the neglected structure into a vibrant community resource. …

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Hamilton Fish Pool Opens For the Season Tomorrow!

New York City’s outdoor pools re-open tomorrow, including Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt St. and Houston St. …

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Seward Park a Winner of “Parks Without Borders” Competition

A local organization, the Seward Park Conservancy, launched a robust campaign for a piece of a $40 million pie that will be divided among eight recipients. …

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Help Redesign the Corlears Hook Park Dog Run Thursday Night

On Thursday evening, the NYC Parks Department is hosting a public meeting on the Lower East Side to discuss the renovation of the dog …

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There’s Now a Free Map of the Lower East Side’s Community Gardens

Not long ago we heard from local resident Helen Avery, who has created a free guide to the amazing community gardens of the Lower …

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Coming up on Saturday, City …