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Illuminate NYC Project Shares COVID-19 Data Through Creative Design

"Illuminate NYC: COVID-19," a creative and informative LED Light Art Installation, developed by the team at the Illuminate Cities Project Collective, is currently on display in the storefront at State Assemblyman Harvey Epstein's office at 107 Ave. B, from 10am - 11pm, through May 17th, 2021.

Penny Arcade to Host Virtual Fundraiser for Abrons Arts Food Pantry

Downtown diva and performance artist Penny Arcade will host a virtual fundraiser, Arts For Living: Artists Feed the L.E.S., at Abrons Arts Center, to benefit Henry Street Settlement's Food Access Initiative, on March 26 at 7:00pm.  Penny Arcade will...

Nonprofit Group, Not on My Watch, Explains Plan For Homeless Facility at 100 Orchard St.

A Bronx-based nonprofit, Not on My Watch, is expected to open a homeless facility in the Blue Moon Hotel, 100 Orchard St., in the next several days. This after the group made its first appearance before Community Board 3...

Red Empire State Building Honoring Lives Lost to COVID

Thanks to Susan Levinson for sending this photo from last night. The Empire State Building was pulsing red to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. The Empire State Building's official Twitter feed noted: "We join President-elect @JoeBiden in honoring all...

Retailers Aim to Uplift Spirits After Downtrodden Year

Local retailers are helping boost the spirits of beleaguered New Yorkers by offering festive settings and quality customer service, as a year tarnished with pandemic-related loss draws to a close.

Making the Most of the Final Farewell to Century 21

Contributor Kari Jensen joined the hundreds of New Yorkers and others who shopped the final days at Century 21 this past weekend. Here's her report.

NYC COVID Test Rates Stay Below 3%, While Lower East Side Infections Remain Low

New York City parents got a reprieve, at least for another day or two, after the mayor announced Saturday that the coronavirus 7-day positivity rate dropped to 2.47%. Just 24 hours earlier, there were warnings that it could edge...

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 79 Essex St. on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. The museum had just opened its new...

Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: "During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence...

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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Some of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --An update...
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