Schiff Fountain, Seward Park.

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. …

Anne Johnson.

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. …

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Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, Live From Albany

The Lower East Side’s new rep in Albany took to social media to keep her constituents informed. …

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Meet Candidates For District 1 and District 2 Council Seats April 5

New York City’s Democratic Primary is still more than five months away, but City Council races are already heating up. If you want to …

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ACLU Fundraiser to Be Held Sunday at Saluggi’s

The American Civil Liberties Union is, of course, on the front lines of the legal battle against the Trump administration’s policies on a wide range of issues, including immigration, the environment, abortion rights and free speech rights. …

Jacob Goldman, Judge Richard Lee Price, Karen Blatt.

Truman Club Honors Judge, Endorses Chin, Readies For Primary Battle

This past Wednesday evening, the Lower East Side’s Harry S. Truman Democratic Club honored Judge Richard Lee Price and local District Leader Karen Blatt. …