Good Companions Senior Center, Madison Street.

Squadron, Niou Push to Restore Senior Center, NORC Funding

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou visited a Lower East Side senior center yesterday as part of a campaign to restore funding for NYC senior programs. …

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“Impeach President Bannon” Poster Pops up on Essex Street

Yenta Laureate spotted this “Impeach President Bannon” poster on the facade of 147 Essex St.

Timed for President’s Day (observed Monday), the protest signs …

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.

Rally to Save Affordable Care Act on the Lower East Side Saturday Morning

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.

Our local congresswoman, Nydia Velazquez, has been keeping a high …

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Assembly member Niou Helps Yeshiva Deal With MTA Bus Issue

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State legislators, of course, make laws. But they also specialize in providing, “constituent services,” aiding local community members and organizations in …

Rabbi Samuel Spiegel with Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and staff.

Local Rabbi Blesses Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou’s Temporary District Office

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou invited reporters to her temporary district office near City Hall last week, where a Lower East Side rabbi offered a blessing and a few general words of encouragement. …

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American Political Items For Collectors Show Comes to the L.E.S.

In case you’ve recently found yourself longing for bygone political eras, you may want to check out this unusual pre-Super Bowl event coming up …

Saturday's scene at JFK Airport; photo via nycmayorsoffice Instagram.

“Rally Against Hate” Will Be Held in Tompkins Square Park Monday Night

After yesterday’s dramatic events at John F. Kennedy International Airport and airports across the country, the fight against Donald Trump’s immigration policies comes to the Lower East Side Monday evening. …

Washington Square Park. Photo via New York Civil Liberty Union's website.

Where to Turn If You’re Concerned About Trump Immigration Crackdown

Thousands of people came to Washington Square Park last night to protest Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration. They were joined by local elected officials and by members of the de Blasio administration. Earlier in the day, the mayor vowed to pursue legal action if Trump follows through with threats to withhold funding from sanctuary cities. …

Margaret Chin at campaign rally in 2013.

Margaret Chin Has Two Challengers in City Council Election

Candidates running for city offices this year were required to file campaign finance disclosure reports by midnight last night. This means we now have a decent picture of the battle for the Lower East Side’s two City Council seats. …

Photo courtesy of Carlina Rivera's campaign.

City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund

Next week we’ll have a pretty good idea how the 2017 campaigns for City Council are shaping up. …

The mayor visited a Chinatown fire house earlier this week. Photo: Mayoral Photo Office.

Lower East Side Groups to de Blasio: Jared Kushner is No Friend of New York City Tenants

On Monday, Mayor de Blasio said he’s pleased that President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to serve as White House senior adviser. …

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Mauricio Pazmino Appointed Assemblywoman Niou’s Chief of Staff

On Friday, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou announced the appointment of Mauricio Pazmino as her chief of staff. Last week, Niou was sworn in as representative in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side. …

Photos via Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou's Twitter.

Yuh-Line Niou Sworn in as Assemblywoman Representing Lower Manhattan

In Albany today, Yuh-Line Niou was sworn in as Lower Manhattan’s new representative in the New York State Assembly. She was elected this past November in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side. …

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Truman Club Chooses Jacob Goldman as District Leader

Earlier this month, the Truman Democratic Club elected Jacob Goldman to serve as male district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part A. …

Photo: Office of Council member Margaret Chin. Bill signing, 2015.

In Endorsement, Chin Praises Mayor For Standing Up to “Real Estate Interests”

Photo: Office of Council member Margaret Chin. Bill signing, 2015.

Over the weekend, local Council member Margaret Chin joined six City Council colleagues in …