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Lower East Side Voices: A Radio Host On a Mission

All this week, we have been featuring the stories of immigrants in our community and talking with them about the Trump administration’s controversial immigration agenda. …

Lower East Side Links

–Today is the 106th commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. [Facebook Invite]

–Six people were arrested in connection with a gun-running operation that used intercity buses bound for Chinatown. [Daily News]

–Extell’s Gary Barnett talks about his monstrous Lower East Side project, One Manhattan Square, and other topics. [The Real Deal]

–Cogswell Lee Development has secured a $65 million construction loan for its condo project on the former site of the Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington Street. [The Real Deal]

–Another look at the life work of Professor Peter Kwong, the Chinese-American scholar who died March 17. In a 2009 interview, he addressed gentrification in Chinatown, predicting, “Like many other old immigrant communities, the space will still be there, but the essence will be gone.” [New York Times]

–The mayor was in a particularly petulant mood when he met the press yesterday. [New York Times]

–After more than 40 years, Angelica Kitchen on East 12th Street is closing. [EV Grieve]

–Boss Hog releases “its first album in 17 years, and a glimpse, perhaps, into the preoccupations of a rock ’n’ roll couple (Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer) facing middle age.” [New York Times]

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Joel Raskin took this photo in Stuyvesant Cove Park. | Weather: Cloudy skies and windy again today with a high of 57. Cloudy tomorrow with afternoon and evening showers and a high of 62. More rain on Sunday with a high of 48. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Girl Scouts Advocate For Statue Paying Tribute to Women in Seward Park

As you may know, the city is getting ready for a big improvement project at Seward Park. The historic Lower East Side space was …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Plea to “Follow Your Constitution”

In our video series, Lower East Side Voices, we are sampling local opinions about the new administration’s immigration policies and learning from immigrants in our community about their experiences. …

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Lebanese Restaurant, Lil’ Gem, Will Succeed Thelma on Clinton This Spring

There’s news this afternoon of Melissa O’Donnell’s next act on Clinton Street. …

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Bialystoker Property Owners Agree to Pay $46.5 Million For Air Rights; Seward Park Co-op Vote Planned

The board of directors of the Seward Park Cooperative last night voted to schedule a referendum on a proposed sale of air rights to the developer of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home site at 228 East Broadway. …

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NYU Langone Details Plans For Essex Crossing Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center has filed an application with the State Department of Health for approval of its 55,000 square foot ambulatory care facility at Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side. …

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 | This photo was taken in Columbus Park by @btwn2bridges. | Weather: It feels like winter this morning, but we’ll see plenty of sunshine as the day goes on and a high of 45. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.

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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

Neighborhood happenings March 22-29. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …

Lower East Side Links

–Here’s yet another story on the Lower East Side luxury condo boom. Several new projects, brokers say, are attracting, “older and more established buyers such as Randall Wiston, an oral surgeon from White Plains, and his wife Dana, two empty-nesters drawn to a neighborhood once known for cheap rents.” They’re buying a 3-bedroom penthouse listed for more than $3.7 million in the building going up on the former Streit’s Matzo Factory site. [Wall Street Journal- subscription required]

–Ronnie Cho, a former staffer in the Obama White House, has entered the 2nd District City Council race. [NBC News]

–The off-duty traffic agent accused of drunk driving in last week’s fatal wreck on the Williamsburg Bridge was in court yesterday. Stefan Hoyte’s case will be presented to a grand jury. [Daily News]

–The case against Preet Bharara includes his failure to put Sheldon Silver in jail, in spite of winning a corruption conviction against the former Lower East Side power broker, says columnist Linda Stasi. [Daily News]

–A new club called E. Vil is coming to the East Village. [EV Grieve]

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Tessa Huxley took this photo at the Marble Cemetery. | Weather: Sunny vut very windy today and a high of just 39. | If you would like to share a neighborhood picture with us, send it to: or tag us on Instagram at #LoDownNY.