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New Essex Street Market Opens on the Lower East Side

After a weekend in soft open mode, the new Essex Street Market makes its official debut this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and …

Eric Suh of New Star Fish Market on the final day of the old Essex Street Market.

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …

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DA: Police Officer’s Lies Sent Innocent People to Prison; Two Cases on the Lower East Side

According to Manhattan’s district attorney, lies by a veteran New York City detective sent at least three innocent people to prison. Two of the …

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M14 Bus Changes Still a Mystery Days Before L Train “Slowdown”

Those dreaded service changes on the L Train are just three days away, but we still don’t know exactly how the M14 bus lines …

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Popular Local Spot, Cafe Petisco, Remains Closed

We’ve been fielding quite a few emails from readers hoping to find out what’s happening at Cafe Petisco, the popular Mediterranean restaurant at 189 …

Photo courtesy of City Council member Margaret Chin.

Groundbreaking Held For Reconstruction of Luther Gulick Park

Have you ever walked past an eyesore in your neighborhood and thought, “I should do something about that?” Well, this is exactly what happened to fourth generation Lower East Sider Dave Bolotsky …

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MTA Schedules “Open House” on Controversial M14 Changes

Proposed changes to the M14 A and D bus routes will be discussed at an upcoming public event; New York City Transit will be holding an “open house” Tuesday, April 2 at the 7th Precinct, 19 Pitt St. from 6-8 p.m. …

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Citi Bike Adds Valet Service on the Lower East Side

You know the frustration. You arrive at your destination only to find there are no available docks for your Citi Bike. …

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Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s going to be a big week in Chinatown. Lunar New Year celebrations get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, with the 20th Annual Firecracker Ceremony & …

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Open Call for Muralists: Public Art for the New Essex Market

The Lower East Side Partnership in collaboration with the Essex Market are accepting submissions for a very unique and highly visible artwork to be installed at the new market space set to open early this spring. The canvas for this public art installation is located above the entryway to the new Essex Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. …

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Police Say 8-Month-Old Child Killed By Father on the Lower East Side

A man from the Bronx has been arrested in connection with the death of his 8-month old son on the Lower East Side this …

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Essex Street Market Turns 79

In the winter of 1940, Mayor LaGuardia formally opened the Essex Market, the fourth of ten public markets in New York City designed to move pushcarts off the street and vendors into stall spaces within modern indoor markets. …

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Interested in Serving on Your Community Education Council? Info Session Jan. 31

An information session is coming up for anyone interested in running for a seat on the city’s community education councils. It’s being sponsored by …

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“Parks Without Borders” Project Begins in Seward Park

You have, no doubt, noticed the imposing chain link fence that went up around the east end of Seward Park in the past several …

Photo: Friends of Pier 35.

Portions of Pier 35 Open to the Public

Photo: Friends of Pier 35.

After years of delays, Pier 35 (near Rutgers Slip) finally opens today with a tour by city officials and …