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Photo: Clinton Street, 2018/Mike Rucker. Some of the stories that made news on the Lower East Side in the past week: --Community Board 3's transportation committee heard a proposal from the city's Department of Transportation to potentially alleviate the traffic...

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Photo by Susan Levinson, January 5, 2022. Some of the stories that caught our eye in the past week: --Yao Pan Ma, a Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked last spring while collecting cans in East Harlem, has died....

New Testing Sites Open as Covid Cases Rise

As Covid cases continue to rise across New York, the city and state governments are scrambling to boost testing capacity. A city-run testing facility opened today (Monday, Jan. 27) at Marta Valle High School, 145 Stanton St. It's one...

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Photo: Locals line up on Sunday at a Covid vaccination site on Broome Street. --New Yorkers have also been lining up for free Covid home test kits at select locations, including some on the Lower East Side. --An in-depth...

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Some of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou is challenging State Senator Brian Kavanagh in next year's Democratic primary. --The City Council approved the Soho rezoning....

East River Park Construction Resumes After City Claims Victory in Lawsuit

You can expect work to resume at East River Park in the coming week, where crews are continuing to demolish familiar features of the 82-year-old recreational space. New York's Court of Appeals dismissed on Thursday a legal challenge that...

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Photo: Corlears Hook Park. Some of this week's news headlines: --Incoming Lower Manhattan City Council member Chris Marte says his top priority will be pushing through the Chinatown Working Group plan, a sweeping rezoning proposal that was rejected by...

East River Park Construction Resumes Monday

Construction crews will be back on the job Monday at East River Park, resuming the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project after an appeals court lifted a temporary restraining order. Fencing has gone up in the park, including along the...

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Photo: A view of Chinatown from the Manhattan Bridge. Lower East Side news and notes from the past week: --The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project was supposed to be a collaborative planning triumph, uniting the neighborhood's many constituencies and...

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Photo: It's that time. Saturday on East Houston Street at Norfolk Street. Some of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --Sen. Chuck Schumer came to the Lower East Side to...
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Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring Lineup

Abrons Arts Center has announced its Spring 2022 Season. Offering a variety of multidisciplinary programming, the season leans into...
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