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Here are some of the Lower East Side stories that caught our eye in the past week: --Ten years ago, Private Danny Chen died of a self-inflicted gunshot would while serving in Afghanistan. Over the weekend in Chinatown, friends...

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Photo: Miriam Gross snapped a shot of the flag flying high above the 29th floor of the condo tower under construction alongside the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building. As we noted earlier this month, the flag went up prematurely....

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Photo: Brooklyn Bridge dedicated bike lane opening, Sept. 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT. Some of the items that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --The Brooklyn Bridge dedicated bike lane finally...

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Photo by Susan Levinson. A few of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --Chinatown has never fully recovered economically from 9/11 but here's an under--appreciated fact: many people in the neighborhood...

Condo Tower at 222 East Broadway is Not Quite Finished

Maybe the construction crew building that condo tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building got a little over-anxious to finish the project. The other day a flag appeared on top of the building, which had reached 25...

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Photo: A quiet holiday afternoon at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. Here are some the stories that caught our eye in the past week: --A 97-year-old woman who lived in the Baruch Houses was found dead in her...

Community Board 3’s September Meetings

Here are some of the topics Community Board 3 will be taking up in the month of September: --On Thursday, September 2 before the health and human services committee, there will be an update from Mount Sinai. As you may...

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--Governor Hochul has called the State Legislature back in to session to deal with the looming eviction crisis. It's not yet clear whether she intends to support a proposal from local Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and some of her colleagues...

Here’s a First Look at Lower East Side-Chinatown Census Figures

When the federal government released the first comprehensive results from the 2020 U.S. Census earlier this month, there was definitely a sense of relief in New York. The city's population rose to 8.8 million, adding nearly 630,000 people in...

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Photo: Taking shelter on Orchard Street. This week's Lower East Side news notes: --A look at the tussle between the Museum of Chinese in America and protesters who believe the cultural institution is undeserving of public funding. --The mayor...
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Dick Rivington and the Cat, a Holiday Spectacular, Comes to Abrons Arts Center

The team who brought the fun-filled holiday spectacular, "Jack and the Beanstock," to Abrons a few years ago is...
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