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How to Spend $200 Million? LMDC Seeks Public Input

This afternoon, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. will be holding a public meeting to solicit input about a $200 million pot of federal money to be dispersed in the months ahead. Today's event takes place in the Assembly Hearing...

Marco Polo Day Celebrated on Grand Street

This past weekend, we stopped by Marco Polo Day, a celebration of our neighborhood's  Chinese and Italian communities. Held on Grand Street, the event is sponsored by the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, which spearheaded the designation of the Chinatown-Little...

Second Annual Marco Polo Day Returns to the L.E.S.

Our friends at The Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will be hosting the second annual "Marco Polo Day" on Saturday. The occasion is a celebration of the co-existence of two communities, Chinatown & Little Italy, which was inagurated last year...
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Councilmember Margaret Chin Honors Hundred Year Old Church

Councilmember Margaret Chin honored the First Chinese Presbyterian Church yesterday, as it officially turned 100 years old, with a City Council Proclamation.  Chin was at the historic Birthday Party earlier this summer (along with The New York Times, which...

Art Exhibition Helps Enliven Allen Street Pedestrian Malls

Hester Street Collaborative is an organization that believes in improving public spaces in our neighborhood any way it can. Yesterday leaders of the LES non-profit gathered with city officials and four talented artists to unveil "Mall-terations," a temporary exhibition...

Mall-terations Debuts on Allen Street!

We just returned from the Allen Street pedestrian malls, where the Hester Street Collaborative unveiled "Mall-terations," a temporary art exhibition.  Pictured: (L-R) artist Marcelo Ertorteguy, artist Mateo Pinto, artist Carolina Cisneros, Dylan House of the Hester Street Collaborative and...
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Grand Street Settlement LIVE! This Thursday

The Grand Street Settlement is holding their "fall rock fundraiser" on Thursday evening at Think Coffee. This is their second year hosting the event and they have added musicians David Rogue and Jimmy McDonald to the bill.  One hundred...

Making Sure Coach Eddie’s Dream Lives On

They did it for Eddie. Kids, coaches and neighborhood activists kicked off the 2010 season of the Sol Lain Flag Football League Saturday morning.  But it was with heavy hearts that they dedicated this year's opening ceremonies to Edward...

Museum at Eldridge Street Crowns Restoration With Stunning Stained-Glass Window

Emotions were running high yesterday in the Museum at Eldridge Street, as the beautiful new stained-glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans made a formal debut. The permanent installation marks the end of the epic...
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Settlement Summit Held on Lower East Side

This week, leaders of community-oriented social service organizations from around the world are gathering on the Lower East Side.  The Settlement Summit, the largest meeting of its kind ever held, includes workshops, topical conversations, site tours and (as you...
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