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Photo: On Stanton Street - by Shalom Stavsky In the news this past week: -- Rep. Dan Goldman, who represents the Lower East Side, recounts his family's experiences being in Israel during the Hamas attack. -- The city's plan...

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Photo: The crowds descended on Little Italy Sunday for the Feast of San Gennaro. In the news this past week: --Mount Sinai has announced it is closing Beth Israel Hospital. A spokesperson said the hospital is only operating at 20%...

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Photo: Trying to beat the heat - Essex and Grand streets, September 6, 2023. In the news this past week: --An 88 year-old woman was killed after being hit by the driver of an Access-a-Ride van. Ngan Yung was crossing...
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Photo: Looking west with The Forward building in the foreground. Neighborhood news in the past week: --The city has made a deal with a developer to take over and renovate the Chinatown mall under the Manhattan Bridge. The plan...

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Photo: Cooling off on Norfolk Street Saturday afternoon. News and notes from around the neighborhood: --New details have emerged regarding the ill-fated demolition of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue, which resulted in the death of a construction worker. In...

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Photo: The latest proclamations on Grand Street: how's the new normal going for you? Recent news and notes: --An especially bad recent accident involving mopeds on the Manhattan Bridge highlights the increasing dangers for delivery workers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The...
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Photo: Seward park Library, which is expected to reopen this month after a three-month closure. In the news this past week: --Citing family issues, Nancy Yao withdraws as director of the Smithsonian's new Women's History Museum. The Smithsonian just...

Campaign Launched to Save Rockwood Music Hall

Rockwood Music Hall, a beloved Lower East Side cultural institution, is in the midst of a battle for survival. The 18-year-old independent venue at 196 Allen St. launched an urgent appeal on its website and social media channels this...

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Photo: On Orchard Street, Saturday afternoon. In the news: --Public records show that Omnia Properties is doubling the size of its new residential tower at 183 Chrystie St. It will now rise 17 stories and include 57 units. --At...
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Photo: This past Wednesday on Orchard Street, Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte attracted a big crowd with her pop-up at Extra Butter. In the news: -The family of Christina Lee, the woman murdered in her Chrystie Street apartment, has...
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The Lo-Down Culture Cast Episode 10 – Michelle Myles, Co-Owner of Daredevil Tattoo

Host Traven Rice spoke with tattoo artist and historian Michelle Myles for this week's episode of The Lo-Down Culture...

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