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Two Non-Profits at Odds Over Forsyth Produce Market

When it comes to the Forsyth Street produce market, conflict is nothing new. But now a new controversy is brewing -- as two venerable New York City non-profits tussle for control of the sidewalk running alongside the Manhattan Bridge. The...

A Sunday Morning Mess on Doyers Street

A tipster sends along this lovely photo showing the Sunday morning nastiness on Doyers Street.  Several bags of garbage were piled up outside the post office this morning, and lime peels and other remnants, apparently, from fruity cocktails were...

Chin Celebrates Creation of Chinatown BID

More now on Wednesday's big story - the City Council's unanimous vote creating a Business Improvement District in Chinatown.  In a news conference before the Council meeting with Speaker Christine Quinn, Chin said, "This has been a long time...
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City Council Votes Against Landmark Status for 135 Bowery

This afternoon, the full City Council voted to reverse a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to protect 135 Bowery, a nearly 200 year old federal row house. City Councilmember Margaret Chin sided with the building owner, a bank...

Chinatown BID Hearing Underway

Right now we're listening to testimony at the City Council's second Chinatown BID hearing. The Council's Finance Committee held an initial hearing earlier this year, but after a significant number of objection forms were received, an additional meeting was...

Another Chinatown BID Hearing Scheduled Next Week

It seems like we've been talking about the proposed Chinatown Business Improvement District for a very long time. The discussion is not over quite yet.  The City Council has decided to schedule a second public hearing to give anyone...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...

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