Elected Officials Celebrate East Broadway Escalator Opening; Residents Prepare For Next Battle

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New York Rising Meetings Coming Up March 1-2

The post-Hurricane Sandy initiative, New York Rising, is holding a series of meetings early next month. See the flyer above or check out the …

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Photo: Educational Alliance.

Monday Mornings: Fitness in Seward Park From the Manny Cantor Center

Need a little fitness pick-me up to start the week?

Chin Declares Victory

A short time ago, City Council member Margaret Chin proclaimed victory in the District 1 City Council race. With nearly 90% of the vote counted, …

Good Morning!

Luther Gulick Park; Delancey & Willett streets. Photo by Robin Schatell.

A mix of clouds and sun today with a high of 84.

Send …


Fire Breaks Out in Elizabeth St. Building

We’re at 83 Elizabeth St. where a fire broke out earlier this morning. Residents of the 6 story building below Grand Street were evacuated. No …

Landmarks Commission Protects Seward Park Library

A short time ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Seward Park Library, located at 192 East Broadway.

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Op/Ed: It’s Time to Bring the East River Ferry to the LES

The following article was written by Joe Hanania:

A mystery has followed the largely completed upgrading of East River Park.  Why does the new …

Breaking: Hostage Situation on Madison Street

We”re on the scene at 40 Madison St., where a murder suspect is said to be holding four hostages in an apartment. Police have …


Marriage Proposal Takes Place in Orchard Street Jewelry Store

Photos courtes: Yaf Sparkle.

Meet Nino and Tina, two German tourists who will always remember the Lower East Side fondly.  Last month, they found …

Cherry Street near Pike Street. Photo by Dave Mendoza.

On Cherry Street: Some Activity at the Former Pathmark Site

Cherry Street near Pike Street. Photo by Dave Mendoza.

Here’s the scene on Cherry Street, where the former Pathmark store is located.  No details …

Tight Turn

Grand and Norfolk streets. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.


Aerial photo by Iwan Baan for the New Museum.

“Ideas City” Underway, Gallery Tours Saturday

Aerial photo by Iwan Baan for the New Museum.

Here’s a reminder that Ideas City, the New Museum’s four day festival exploring the theme …

New Latino Business Organization Formed on LES

A new organization is beginning to take shape on the Lower East Side. It’s called the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR).  The …