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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...

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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...

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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: The new tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is going up, up, up. In the news this week: --Minerva Chin, a well-known member of the Chinatown community, speaks out after she was attacked during an incident on...

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Photo: Rush hour on the Williamsburg Bridge. News from the Lower East Side in the past week: --A man was stabbed with a kitchen knife outside 204 Forsyth Street on Saturday. --Video circulating online shows a plainclothes NYPD sergeant...

Here’s How the Lower East Side is Doing in the Battle Against Covid-19

Photo: Gouverneur Health, November 2020. None of us want to revisit those scenes from the height of the pandemic -- people waiting in lines for an hour or more for a Covid-19 test. It's unlikely. But the news from the...

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Photo: East River Park. Some of the stories that caught our eye on the Lower East Side in the past week: --More on the East River Park reconstruction saga. City Comptroller Scott Stringer has sent documents for the main...
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Jim Jarmusch Newsprint Collages Come to James Fuentes Gallery

It turns out indie filmmaking icon Jim Jarmusch is also a visual artist who has been fascinated by newsprint...
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