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July 31: City Council District 2 Candidate Forum

If you live in City Council District 2, there’s an opportunity next week to assess the candidates running in the upcoming Democratic Primary to …

Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Chin, Brewer Plan Friday Rally to Urge Rejection of Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area (Updated)

It looks like the battle over three new large-scale towers on the waterfront in the Two Bridges area is escalating. …

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Breaking: Appeals Court Overturns Sheldon Silver’s Conviction on Corruption Charges

A federal appeals court this morning overturned former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s 2015 conviction on federal corruption charges. …

City Council member Margaret Chin and Mayor de Blasio at last month's town hall. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Council member Chin’s Foes Take Legal Action Over Seized Flyers at Town Hall

Here was the headline in the online version of the Daily News Friday evening: “Councilwoman Margaret Chin blasted over cops seizing leaflets from attendees at town hall in Chinatown.” …

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New City Budget Includes Schiff Fountain Funding, Grants For Numerous Local Organizations

The Manhattan Borough President’s office yesterday announced this coming year’s capital awards for local institutions, totaling $51 million. …

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Mendez Withdraws CB3 Member’s Appointment Over Potential Conflict of Interest

In our story recent story on this year’s appointees to Community Board 3, we noted that one member, Anne Johnson, was not reappointed. We have more details about that today. …

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Lieutenant Governor Tours Pier 42 With Senator Squadron

For years we have been waiting and watching for the long-promised transformation of Pier 42 into a waterfront park. The start of construction for …

Christopher Marte announces his candidacy April 29 in front of Rivington House.

Campaign For District 1: City Council Endorsements, Campaign Cash Update

The Democratic Primary for New York City Council elections is less than four months away. It’s been awhile since we updated the campaign for the Council seat in District 1, so here’s the latest. …

Daisy Paez, Ken Paskar.

Paez, Paskar Take on Cancel and Cardi in District Leader Election

All of a sudden, there’s a lot of interest in becoming a district leader on the Lower East Side. The latest contenders are longtime neighborhood residents Daisy Paez and Ken Paskar. …

City Council member Margaret Chin was surrounded by supporters at a recent fundraiser in Chinatown.

Council Member Chin Focuses on Fundraising as Political Season Heats Up

City Council member Margaret Chin was surrounded by supporters at a recent fundraiser in Chinatown.

City Council member Margaret Chin is stepping up her …

Sen. Squadron at Rivington House in the spring of 2016.

Squadron’s “Rivington Act” Legislation Torpedoed by Senate Health Committee

State Sen. Daniel Squadron did not get very far yesterday with his proposal to prevent Rivington House-like disasters from striking other communities. …

Sen. Squadron at Rivington House in the spring of 2016.

Legislative Committee Votes on “Rivington Act” Tomorrow

There will be a vote in Albany tomorrow on State Sen. Daniel Squadron’s legislation aimed at preventing Rivington House-like debacles in other communities. …

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City Council Candidates Discuss Preservation Issues Monday, May 1

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and several partners are hosting a candidate forum Monday, May 1. Here’s the invite:

Please join LESPI …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron at a bike lane unveiling in Chinatown, December 2016.

Senator Squadron Holds Community Convention on Sunday

State Sen. Daniel Squadron will be hosting his annual Community Convention on Sunday afternoon. …

Squadron and Niou visited the Good Companions Senior Center, Madison Street.

State Budget Restores Senior Center, NORC Funding

It’s been a week to assess the impact following the passage in Albany of a $151 billion state budget. …