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–Jesse Malin predicts very few NYC nightlife venues will survive COVID-19 without government intervention: “We need real financial help from the federal government, like they …

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–After a January fire, demolition permits have been filed for 70 Mulberry. [New York Yimby]

–Inside the struggle to save artifacts from the Museum of …

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–Sheldon Silver will be sentenced once again next month on federal corruption charges. While he was sentenced on two previous occasions, the former Lower East …

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–A look at the battle between State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and challenger Grace Lee in the upcoming Democratic Primary. [Politico]

–U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney faces …

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Vision Urbana Steps Up Lower East Side Food Pantry Operations During Time of Great Need

A new report from the Food Bank for New York City indicates that more than a third of the city’s food pantries shut down during the height of the pandemic. …

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–Calls to defund the NYPD are certain to be the rallying cry of budget negotiations during the next few weeks. Local City Council member Carlina …

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–The city moves ahead to demolish and rebuild 70 Mulberry St., a nonprofit hub in Chinatown, which was badly damaged in a January fire. Local …

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–Nine out of 10 zip codes with the most coronavirus cases in Manhattan are uptown. The one exception? The Lower East Side, 10002. [AM New …

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–Police raided an apartment at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street Friday, arresting three men on drug charges and seizing cocaine, heroin, guns and $9,000 …

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–At a City Council budget hearing, the administration announced its delaying the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project yet again. Construction is now scheduled to start …

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–The Tenement Museum, largely dependent on ticket sales, is now facing an uncertain future. Its president says, “We’re not earning anything for four months… Any …

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–Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che offers to pay rent for one month for 160 residents of the Smith Houses. He grew up in the …

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–Food critic Robert Sietsema tours Chinatown, discovering that a good number of businesses have stayed open to serve the local community. [Eater]

–An overview of …

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–Laundromats are essential, but many of them, including Delancey Laundromat on the Lower East Side, have chosen to shutter. [The City]

— The New Museum …

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–A homeless man who reported to Beth Israel Hospital for a coronavirus test was told to self-isolate. He explained to hospital staff that this was …