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More Than a Decade in the Making: Refurbished Luther Gulick Park Now Open

We could all use some good news, right? Well, here’s some. This weekend saw the long awaited debut of the newly refurbished Luther Gulick …

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Fire Breaks out at 301-303 Grand St.; Fundraiser Supports Grand Tea and Imports

Just after midnight on Thursday, a big fire broke out at 301-303 Grand St., a 3 story building at Allen Street. …

Lower East Side Links

–City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. [Daily News]

–There are …

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New Date: March For Our Schools & Our Lives Sept. 17

Here’s an event that was supposed to take place last week but was postponed due to the rain. Parents and students from District 1 …

Lower East Side Links

–The Parks Department is facing criticism for its dealings with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is set to lose its composting site in …

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Appeals Court Sides With Two Bridges Developers; Two More Cases Still Pending

A state appeals court ruled this week in favor of developers seeking to build four mega-towers in the Two Bridges area, but construction will not be starting any time soon. This is because two other lawsuits against the projects must be resolved first. …

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Silver Begins Serving 6 1/2 Year Prison Term in Otisville

In the past week, former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver began serving a 6 and 1/2 year prison sentence. Back in 2015, he …

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New Museum Plans Sept. 15 Reopening; Union Files Labor Complaint

In the past week, the New Museum announced that it will be reopening, with limited capacity, on Sept. 15.

In accordance with city and …

Photo via @TwoBridgesTower Twitter.

Party Boat Promoters Arrested at Pier 36 After Illegal Cruise

The New York Times called it, “yet another symbol of reckless socializing during the pandemic.” Last Saturday night, August 1, a party boat known as “The Liberty Belle” departed Pier 36 on the Lower East Side in violation of city and state COVID-19 regulations. …

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Rosario’s Pizza Closes Orchard Street Storefront

Rosario’s Pizza, the quintessential Lower East Side spot for a late night slice, has closed. The longtime Orchard Street pizzeria posted the following message …

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Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

New York’s restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire. …

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(Photos) Outdoor Dining on the Lower East Side

Both customers and restaurant owners were eager to give outdoor dining a try this week. Some businesses had more elaborate setups than others, and …

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Starting Monday, Restaurants Begin Adapting to New Outdoor Dining Rules

Restaurants have been clamoring for permission from the city to open outdoor spaces for dining, and on Monday they get their wish. As part …

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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. …

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Coronavirus Update: Mother’s Day Essentials, Care Pack Pastries and More

Here’s an update on more local spots reopening this week. Many are finding creative ways to adapt, re-inventing themselves as grocers and offering take home meal kits and cocktails, prepped and ready to cook (or mix) yourself… …