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BIRDLINK, a Living Sculpture for Birds, Comes to Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Artist Anina Gerchick unveiled her latest BIRDLINK sculpture in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last Sunday. The living art sculpture made its way here after …

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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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Lobster and Beer Returns to the Hester Street Fair for Memorial Day Weekend

Our friends at Hester Street Fair are bringing back their popular lobster and beer event for Memorial Day Weekend. This Saturday, you can indulge …

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Seward Park Conservancy To Host Free Walking Tour This Sunday

As the large-scale restoration of one of our oldest parks in the city is underway, a landscape architect and historians from Henry Street Settlement and …

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Office of Storm Recovery Notice (Sponsored)

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Hearing for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project located within the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development. ACTION: Notice of Availability and request for comments; Notice of public hearing. …

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Groundbreaking Held For Reconstruction of Luther Gulick Park

Have you ever walked past an eyesore in your neighborhood and thought, “I should do something about that?” Well, this is exactly what happened to fourth generation Lower East Sider Dave Bolotsky …

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Rehabilitation of Luther Gulick Park Set to Begin in March

Just a couple of months after The Lo-Down came into being, in June of 2009, a grass-roots campaign to revitalize Luther Gulick Park on …

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“Parks Without Borders” Project Begins in Seward Park

You have, no doubt, noticed the imposing chain link fence that went up around the east end of Seward Park in the past several …

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Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here’s a look at 1st Street Green …

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Everything You Need to Know to Ride the NYC Ferry Lower East Side Route, Sponsored by Hornblower

NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is excited to announce the launch of its Lower East Side Route this Wednesday, August 29th. The sixth NYC Ferry Route will connect Corlears Hook, Manhattan, and Stuyvesant Cove, Manhattan to hubs on 34th St., Long Island City, and Wall St./Pier 11, connecting millions of New Yorkers to new neighborhoods, growing job centers, housing and more. …

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Hamilton Fish Pool Opens Wednesday

Photo courtesy: NYC Parks Dept.

You won’t have to wait much longer to go swimming at the Hamilton Fish Rec Center pool. All of …

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Another Year, Another Push to Activate Stanton Street Park Building

“It’s My Park Day” is coming to Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday (June 23). …

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Squash Anyone? Look What’s Come to Hamilton Fish Park

You can now play squash in Hamilton Fish Park. …

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Plans Unveiled For Corlears Hook Park Dog Run

Here’s a look at the plans for the new Corlears Hook Park dog run. The Parks Department unveiled the design last week at a committee meeting of Community Board 3. …