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Lower East Side Storm Watch 11 a.m.

The rain begins on Grand Street...

Storm Watch Saturday: Scenes Around the LES

The rain began to spatter around 10 a.m., as Lower East Side residents and businesses braced for Hurricane Irene's impact. The storm made landfall near Point Lookout, N.C. this morning, and began churning up the East Coast. Along the East...

Lower East Side Storm Watch 10:55 a.m.

Fine Fare on Clinton Street is sill packed but the shelves are still full and the a.c. Is going full blast.
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Storm Watch Saturday: Lower East Side Edition

This was the scene last night outside Seward Park High School, the neighborhood's designated hurricane shelter. There were plenty of supplies on hand, cots set up inside -- but no one had checked in. A newspaper photographer and some...

Waiting for Irene: Saturday Morning on the Lower East Side

Good morning. At this hour it's 75 degrees in New York City, with 90% humidity.  While rain is starting to come down in southern New Jersey, forecasters say it won't start to fall here until around 3 this afternoon....

Hurricane Update: MTA Stops at Noon, Evacuation in Zone A

 As Hurricane Irene approaches the North Carolina coast this afternoon, New Yorkers are scrambling for provisions and pasting duct tape on windows. At Seward Park High School, workers unloaded pallets of water, baby supplies and other emergency provisions from large trucks,...
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Zone A Evacuation Information

The Office of Emergency Management has now posted some better maps on Facebook showing Lower Manhattan's evacuation zones. Mayor Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A by 5 p.m. tomorrow, due to Hurricane Irene.  This includes sections...

Hurricane Alert: Lower East Side Edition

The Weather Channel graphics certainly look scary. This morning officials up and down the East Coast are not taking any chances, as Hurricane Irene begins to batter the Carolinas. There's now a Hurricane Watch in effect for New York...

Good Morning, Hurricane Irene (Please Go Away)

Okay so here's the good news: it's going to be mostly sunny with a high of 85 today.  We all know the bad news: her name is Irene, she's a dangerous Category 2 storm (having weakened slightly overnight) and...
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Bialystoker Nursing Home Controversy: Elected Officials Appeal to State Health Commissioner

New information this afternoon concerning the closure of the Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway.  First, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, City Councilmember Margaret Chin and State Senator Daniel Squadron have sent a letter to the state health commissioner. Here's...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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