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L.E.S. Harvest Festival This Weekend

The Hester Street Greenmarket and the Hester Street Fair are bringing a Harvest Festival to the Lower East Side this Sunday. Sounds like fun for the whole family as events touted include a doughnut eating contest, pumpkin painting, hay...

Op/Ed: A Plan for First Street Green Cultural Park

During the summer, EV Grieve and DNA Info reported about a campaign by neighbors on East 1st Street to turn a rat infested lot into a community sculpture garden.  Since that time, members of the First Street Green Cultural...

Chinatown Working Group Charts New Course

In a sometimes tense two-and-a-half hour meeting last night, the Chinatown Working Group (CWG) chose new interim leaders, created a new committee to look at overhauling the organization and scheduled a vote on several "action plans" covering important neighborhood...
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Seward Park Library to Present L.E.S. Heritage Film Series

The Seward Park Library is offering a new film series called the LES Heritage Film Series. They will be screening historical documentary and feature films that were shot on location in lower Manhattan, on the first Tuesday of every month. Kicking off...

Tenement Talks: Loise W. Knight on Jane Addams – Tonight

Louise W. Knight, author of the highly praised biography, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action, will be featured in the Tenement Talks series at the Tenement Museum this evening. Knight will be discussing Jane Addams' riveting story - she was...

Chinatown Working Group Looks at Restructuring

During the summer, it looked like the Chinatown Working Group (CWG) was on the verge of finalizing a comprehensive neighborhood development proposal for submission to the city.  That was before a blow-up over the hiring of a planning consultant...
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Electronics Recycling Sunday on Delancey Street

Have you got a computer, a television or, maybe, a cell phone to unload? Luck would have it the Lower East Side Ecology Center and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are sponsoring an e-recycling event on Sunday. You can drop...

Silver Wants Pier 36 Revenues Dedicated to East River Esplanade

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released a press statement a short time ago calling on the city to dedicate revenues from Pier 36 to the "maintenance and upkeep of the East River Esplanade."   A private company, Basketball City, has...

Sukkos Celebration in the M’Finda Kalunga Garden

We stopped by the Sukkot celebration at the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden yesterday afternoon. And today K. Webster, the garden's co-chair, was nice enough to send us some photos from the event.  Click through to see scenes from the...
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More on This Evening’s Nightlife Public Meeting

A reminder that tonight  Community Board 3 will be looking for input from both residents and bar owners about the criteria used to evaluate liquor licenses.  A similar meeting was held last month, but since so many people were...
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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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