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Museum at Eldridge Street to Reopen Tuesday, June 1

The Museum at Eldridge Street has announced plans to reopen on June 1st, 2021. The historic site has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum will resume regular hours of operation, but will require...

Charles Yu, Author of “Interior Chinatown,” Featured in Conversation at Chatham Square Library

A free conversation and book talk with rising star and recent National Book Award winner, Charles Yu, will be online at Chatham Square Library this Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6pm. Yu will be discussing the award-winning novel, Interior Chinatown. The...

Tenement Museum Announces Re-Launch of Walking Tours

As local museums begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 closures, the Tenement Museum has announced a phased re-opening plan...

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

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.

Clayton Patterson Featured in Graphic Novel, Online Discussion at Tompkins Square Library

Here's a fun online event, happening courtesy of Tompkins Square Library, on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 2pm - 3pm: Local legend, Clayton Patterson will discuss the recent graphic novel, based on his own LES history, Clayton: Godfather of Lower...

Remembering Frances Goldin, A Fearless Fighter For Affordable Housing

You may have seen the tributes in the past week to Frances Goldin, the legendary Lower East Side community activist who died at the age of 95. Goldin was co-founder of the Cooper Square Committee and the Lower East Side Joint Planning Council.

Hester Street Fair Celebrates LES History Month with “LES Profiles”

In celebration of Lower East Side History Month Hester Street Fair (HSF) is teaming up with The People’s LES, initiated by Downtown Art and FABnyc, to share stories from their vendors about their history with the neighborhood.  They write: "We ask several...

The Fascinating History of Schiff Fountain in Seward Park

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

Cuchifritos Project Examines Essex Crossing (SPURA) History

Now that the Artists Alliance gallery and project space, Cuchifritos, is settled in at the new Essex Market at 88 Essex Street, they are taking a close look into some of the history of this new location (formerly known as SPURA, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area).

Exhibition Uncovers Forgotten Italian Community in “Lung Block”

Here's an interesting exhibition for history buffs and Lower East Siders alike: The Lung Block, a New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian-American Community,” is digging into the parallel stories of a displaced Italian community on The Lower East...
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Community Board Applications Open Until March 1

If you have been itching to become more involved in your neighborhood, here's your chance. New York's borough presidents...
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