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City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …

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(Opinion) Don’t Kill East River Park for a Bad Flood Plan

The following op/ed was written by Lower East Side resident and East River Park ACTION founder Pat Arnow. The Lo-Down accepts op/ed submissions relevant to the Lower East Side community. Opinion pieces do not reflect the editorial position of The Lo-Down, but only the viewpoints of each individual author. …

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Seal Park in the Fall

Photo by Robin Schatell

It’s autumn in what locals call “Seal Park.” Formally known as John V. Lindsay East River Park. Thanks to Robin …

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The Fascinating History of Schiff Fountain in Seward Park

Big changes are, of course, coming to Seward Park. A $6.4 million renovation through the city’s Parks Without Borders program is expected to be completed before the end of this year. Meanwhile, the Seward Park Conservancy is launching a fundraising campaign to restore the historic Jacob H. Schiff Fountain …

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Community Invited to Help Clean Up Montgomery Triangle Park on Saturday

The sad, neglected public triangle bordering Montgomery Street, East Broadway and Samuel Dickstein Plaza is about to get some TLC.

A local resident, Fannie …

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Learn About Composting and Tour the Fire Boat House at LES Ecology Center’s Open House

The Lower East Side Ecology Center hosts an open house next Saturday, October 19, at 10:00 am. The gates will be open …

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Join a Free Bird Walk to See Fall Migration This Weekend

Urban Park Rangers offer a free bird walk to track fall migration this Saturday, October 12. Starting in M’finda Kalunga Garden at Hester Street and Forsyth Street at 11:00 a.m., rangers will guide participants …

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Notice of Final Environmental Impact Statement for East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (Sponsored)

SUMMARY: The New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), announce the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project (Proposed Project). …

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Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain or Wetland (Sponsored)

This is to give notice that the City of New York (the City) has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders (EOs) 11988 and 11990, and as implemented by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban (HUD) Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain …

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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 …