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The Black Veldt, a Lower East Side Horror Story, is Now Available on Amazon (Sponsored)

Jose Carvel is a scumbag. But he wants to be a better person. The degenerate writer and former ward of state is trying to recreate himself in the slums of the Lower East Side, yet his past won’t stop haunting him. …

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International Center for Photography Announces Reopening

Now that city-wide COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are slowly easing up, the International Center for Photography (ICP) plans to re-open their new space at …

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The Public Theater Brings Back Monthly Civic Salons, Online

The Public Theater is bringing back their monthly “Civic Salons,” starting tomorrow night, Sept. 14th at 7pm, with an online “Civic Keynote” by actress, …

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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

Roger Bultot sent along this photo from Sara D. Roosevelt Park. COVID-19 isn’t stopping these art enthusiasts.

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Mark DeGarmo Dance Creates Global Dance Circle, Calls For Dancers

Although the pandemic has put live dance performance on pause, local dance company Mark DeGarmo Dance has produced some heartwarming “Global Dance Circles” online. …

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Time-lapse: A Lower East Side Storm

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Tenement Museum Announces Re-Launch of Walking Tours

As local museums begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 closures, the Tenement Museum has announced a phased re-opening plan… …

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New Museum Plans Sept. 15 Reopening; Union Files Labor Complaint

In the past week, the New Museum announced that it will be reopening, with limited capacity, on Sept. 15.

In accordance with city and …

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Seward Park Library Re-Opens, Announces Community Conversation Programming

Seward Park Library is back open for “grab and go” service to return or pick up your reserved books (holds). Masks are required for entry. Meanwhile their programming is amping up online …


Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Finds a New Home on the LES, Continues Fundraising

Bluestockings Bookstore reports, via their Instagram account, that they have found a new home in another Lower East Side location, at 116 Suffolk St., after announcing they would have to move from their longtime home at 172 Allen St. …

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Lower East Sider Linda Diaz Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2020 Contest

Earlier this week, NPR Music announced the winner of their 2020 Tiny Desk Contest is Linda Diaz, a singer-songwriter with local roots. Diaz was born and raised on the Lower East Side and now lives in Brooklyn. …

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Artist Sara Erenthal Has Been Leaving Her Mark Around the Lower East Side

Artist Sara Erenthal @saraerenthalart has been doing some fun projects on the L.E.S. lately. …

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Local Galleries Join Together to Host “L.E.S. Summer Night” This Thursday

23 Lower East Side galleries will be open late this Thursday, July 30, from 6p – 8p, to feature the current exhibitions throughout the …