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Dawson, Officials Celebrate Girls Club Groundbreaking

It's safe to say no other neighborhood organization does "photo ops" quite as well as the Lower East Side Girls Club. Today, however, was a special occasion. This morning, Girls Club supporters came to 101 Avenue D to celebrate...

Weekend Guide

There's plenty to do this Halloween Weekend.  Along with our Halloween Guide, our Weekend Music Picks and the last weekend of the season for the Hester Street Fair, here are a few more special events you might want to...

Halloween Guide

New Yorkers love their Halloween parties and the Lower East Side is already all dressed up and stepping out in costume.  Here are a few choice events happening in the hood: Our friend, the Giant Knish (a.k.a., Laura Silver) will...
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Hester Street Fair Plans Halloween Finale, Special Winter Events

This just in from the Hester Street Fair: As many of you may already know, the Hester Street Fair will be closing down for the season this Sunday, October 31st... We'll be back open next year in April, but there...

Planting Roots in Gulick Park

L.E.S. resident Jac Zagoory sent us these photos from It's My Park Day in Gulick Park.  The event was hosted by Friends of Gulick Park and included pumpkin painting, bulb planting, face painting and a ping-pong tournament.

Grand Halloween Carnival Coming Up Sunday

On Sunday the Seward Park Cooperative is throwing a big Halloween party for the whole neighborhood. Starting at 2pm, there will be a parade down East Broadway. A carnival at the co-op begins at 3. It'll include a pumpkin patch,...
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Council Member Rosie Mendez Says “It Gets Better”

Council member Rosie Mendez has made a contribution to the viral online video project "It Gets Better." The project was started by syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage last month as a response to a recent rash of teen...

Arts for Art Holds Last In Gardens Concert of the Season

This Sunday will be the last of Arts for Art's "In Gardens" concert and poetry series for the season. Musicians will play at First Street Garden on 1st street between 1st avenue and 2nd avenue. The Concerts are free,...

Cooper Square Gala Monday Night

Steve Herrick, executive director of the Cooper Square Committee, passed along info about the organization's big gala coming up Monday night: The Cooper Square Committee, a non-profit tenants rights and housing preservation organization, is holding our 51st Anniversary Fundraising Gala...
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Why Save Gulick Park?

Across the city on Saturday, residents who care about open space will be celebrating "It's My Park Day."   In our neighborhood, the Friends of Gulick Park have all kinds of fun activities planned, including pumpkin painting, bulb planting...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...

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