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Superfine Art Fair NYC is Happening Now Through Sunday at 202 Broome Street (Sponsored)

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Our Biggest Superfine NYC Fair to Date! The multimillion dollar development known as The Market Line at 202 Broome Street in New York’s Lower East Side will...

Official Bronze Plaque Installed For Togo the Sled Dog in Seward Park

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The historic statue of "Togo" the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. The bronze plaque was installed in a collaboration with the parks department and the Seward Park Conservancy.

The Fascinating History of Schiff Fountain in Seward Park

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Big changes are, of course, coming to Seward Park. A $6.4 million renovation through the city's Parks Without Borders program is expected to be completed before the end of this year. Meanwhile, the Seward Park Conservancy is launching a fundraising campaign to restore the historic Jacob H. Schiff Fountain

NYC’s First Sustainable Home Planned at 61 Pitt Street

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Are you ready for the EarthShip's arrival on the Lower East Side?  You're looking at a rendering of what LES resident Ken Ruck hopes...

Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Fights to Reopen Stanton Street Building

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Community organizers hosted a "visioning session" last week, bringing community organizations and LES residents together to brainstorm possible uses for the Stanton Street building, and plan to follow up with a series of workshops – starting tomorrow.

CB3 to Host Arts in Education Forum

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CB3's Arts Task Force is hosting an open forum on the topic of Arts in Education within the Lower East Side community. They write: COMMUNITY...

Grand Street Settlement Planning Think Cafe + Senior Center at Essex Crossing

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We have new information this morning about Grand Street Settlement's plans at Essex Crossing, the 1.9 million sq. ft. development rising on the former...

Tenement Museum President Talks Expansion, Lower East Side Controversies

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Our interview with Morris Vogel, as the Tenement Museum prepares to launch a major new exhibition.

The Fireboat House in East River Park Goes Green

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As the extremely extended makeover of East River Park finally seems to be nearing completion, the park now includes far more plant life than...

How to Find 311 Complaints Near You

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Talk about hyperlocal heaven! The city's 311 web site now features a searchable map which allows users to see the type and number of...

Stanton Street CSA Enrollment is Open For the Upcoming Season

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The Stanton Street CSA, with distribution at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden on Rivington Street, between Forsyth and Christie, is currently taking members for the upcoming 2021 season (their...

Tenants of 159 Stanton St. File Lawsuit Against Landlord Steve Croman (Updated)

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Tenants at 159 Stanton St. have filed a lawsuit in housing court against Steve Croman, the controversial landlord already in the cross hairs of the state attorney general.

The Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street This Sunday, May 19

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The 5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival comes to Broome Street this Sunday, celebrating the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage at the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum.

Op-Ed: Our “Separation Delusion” and Its Consequences

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Editor's note: The following op-ed was submitted to The Lo-Down by K Webster, a community organizer and long-time resident of the Lower East Side....

Arts Organizations and Venues Offer Support for Black Lives Matter Protest Movement

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Local arts organizations and venues are offering support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the city. Here's a roundup of some of the organizations taking action, offering resources, and even opening up their lobbies (@openyourlobby) for use as rest stops for people participating in the marches:

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