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City Planning Commission Approves Borough-Based Jail Plan; City Council Hearing Thursday (Updated)

125 White St. – Manhattan Detention Complex.

The City Planning Commission Tuesday voted in favor of the mayor’s plan to replace Rikers Island with …

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Housing Lottery Opens For Nine Rentals in Tower on Former Moscot Site

Beginning today, you can apply for nine below-market rate apartments in the new 12-story tower going up on the former site of the Moscot eyewear store at 118 Orchard St. Applications may be submitted through a city-sponsored housing lottery. …

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Remembering Lucien Bahaj

There aren’t many places left to experience the heart and soul of the avant-garde Lower East Side as it existed in the 1980s and …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

M14A Bus Wins “Pokey Award” For Slowest Route in New York City

Congratulations, Lower East Side commuters! The 14a bus route has won this year’s “Pokey Award” from the NYPIRG Straphanger’s Campaign and Transit Center. …

The former Rivington House nursing home.

Mount Sinai Files Plans for New Beth Israel, Behavioral Center at Rivington House

Mount Sinai Health System has filed plans with the state to close and relocate Beth Israel Hospital and to open a behavioral health center in the former Rivington House nursing home building on the Lower East Side. …

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Museum at Eldridge Street Now Offering Early Mornings in the Sanctuary

Taking advantage of brighter, longer days and that glowing summer sunshine, the Museum at Eldridge has added “Early Mornings at Eldridge” to their schedule for the next few Tuesdays. …

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Rabbit House Adds Second Location at 41 Essex St.

Rabbit House, the little Japanese-style tapas/sake spot across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park, is opening a second location at 41 Essex St. …

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New Select Bus Service Comes to 14th Street/Lower East Side July 1

Here’s a reminder about some significant changes coming to the M14 A and D bus lines beginning on Monday, July 1.

Starting next week, …

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 4/140 Essex St. Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle.

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For Essex Crossing’s 140 Essex St.

The affordable housing lottery for the next Essex Crossing building just got underway. Seniors (62+) may now apply for 84 low-income studio apartments at 140 Essex St. …

Rendering: New Metro Acres Market on Clinton Street. For illustrative purposes only (signage design has not yet been approved).

Fine Fare to Be Replaced With Metro Acres Market

A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. …

Rendering: NYC resiliency presentation.

Land Use Hearings For East Side Resiliency Plan Happening This Month

There are a couple of opportunities this month to participate in the public review process for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. As you may know, the city’s plan to protect the Lower East Side from future storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy has been met with heavy criticism. …

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Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation …

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Shaina Feinberg’s Films Are a Family Affair (Interview)

A lot has happened since Shaina Feinberg’s first feature film, The Babymooners, won the Audience Award at the Lower East Side Film Festival in 2016. Not only is her second feature, Senior Escort Service, slated to kick off this year’s festival on Opening Night, but she’s since made the short film, Shiva, which screened at Tribeca in 2017, and a breakout six-part web series, Dinette, for BRIC TV. …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2019 Schedule

The ninth annual Lower East Side Film Festival kicks off at Village East Cinema on June 6th. This year’s slate includes crowd favorites like …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

MTA Agrees to Retain Local Bus Service on M14A Line

Local activists and community activists are celebrating the MTA’s decision to retain at least some local service on the M14 A and D lines through the Lower East Side. …