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East River Angst

Good morning! Activists on the Lower East Side are gearing up for today’s City Council hearing on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. They’re …

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

CB3 in November: East River Resiliency, Synagogue Deed Restriction, Lebanese Bakery on Grand Street

It’s November! How did that happen? Let’s take a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 this month. …

Photo: NYC Emergency Management.

Construction Worker Killed in Tragic Accident at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Site

Tragedy struck once again this week at the site that once housed the Lower East Side’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. …

Photos by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photo Office.

Mayor Announces Lower East Side Late Night Quality of Life Improvement Plan

Mayor de Blasio and his minions yesterday came to Max Fish, the Orchard Street bar, to talk up his new “late night quality of life improvement plan.” …

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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Rikers Island With Four Borough-Based Jails

The New York City Council made a momentous decision Thursday intended to shutter Rikers Island and replace the infamous prison with four borough-based jails, …

Lower East Side Links

–Police and social workers have had a difficult time piecing together the identities and life stories of the four homeless men murdered this past weekend …

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After Brutal Murders of Homeless Men in Chinatown, Mayor is Urged to Take Bold Action

The horrifying murders of four homeless men in Chinatown early Saturday are generating national news headlines and renewed pleas for a comprehensive strategy to …

Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Revised East River Flood Protection Plans Met With More Local Skepticism

In response to neighborhood opposition to the city’s plans for a flood barrier in East River Park, the de Blasio administration announced more changes in its resiliency schemes this week. …

Bury The Plan Save The Park (3)

Activists Will Rally to Bury City’s East River Park Resiliency Plan on Saturday

Community activists are planning a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest the city’s resiliency plan for East River Park. From the organizers’ press release:

Demonstrators …

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Community Board 3 Hearing on Budget Priorities Will Be Held Wednesday Night

Looking down on one of the Parks Department’s many unfinished projects: the Allen/Pike Street pedestrian malls.

Coming up this week. you have an opportunity …

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People’s Permit Process Guide Highlights Application Rules for Outside Events

Outdoor events with friends and family can quickly come to an end if you don’t have the right permits for large parties. Shaheeda Yasmeen …

Rendering of 60 Norfolk St. Dattner Architects.

Here’s What’s Happening at Community Board 3 in September

You’re probably thinking about barbecues and those last trips to the beach as we head into Labor Day weekend. But after the holiday, it will be a busy month for Community Board 3. …

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Graffiti Scrawled on Exterior of East Broadway Yeshiva

The NYPD’s hate crimes unit is looking into who was responsible for some graffiti that was scrawled on the facade of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, …

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M14 Express Bus Will Be Pokey For a Little Bit Longer

Select Bus Service has been operating on Grand Street for a few weeks, and we thought it would be running a bit faster starting …

AUGUST 8TH EVENT - PCC VU--SPANISH

Information Session to be Held on the Child Victims Act

On Thursday, Rev. Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church is hosting an information session on New York’s new Child Victims Act. Child welfare advocates, …