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Threat of Snow Forces Cancellation of Hester Street Fair

Here's the scary map from the Weather Channel. As you no doubt know by now, snow is in the forecast tomorrow. The winter blast has claimed its first victim: the final 2011 weekend of the Hester Street Fair. This...

Report: Goldman-LES Credit Union Tiff Tied to Federal Bailout Fiasco

Goldman Sachs' decision to withdraw its support from the LES People's Federal Credit Union has garnered a lot of media attention in the past week. Today in the Guardian, there's an interesting follow-up to the story -- an investigation...

City Demands Closure of Eldridge Street Shop Selling Bargain Cigarettes

The storefront at 116 Eldridge Street, next to Vanessa's Dumplings, certainly doesn't seen like the kind of business that would attract the attention of city attorneys and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town."  But sure enough, a relatively...

Still Little Progress to Report From East River Park

From time to time, we like to check in on the terminally stalled East River Park reconstruction project. Recently, the Pile Foundation barge that had been anchored in the river, just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, disappeared.  Good news? Not...

Amazing Footage of the Lower East Side, Circa 1983

11th & B from J. Sprig on Vimeo. Dangerous Minds turns up a fascinating documentary from 1983 by French filmmaker Marie Martine, featuring remarkable footage of the Lower East Side. Have a look.

“Blue Bloods” Tapes on Grand Street Wednesday

Could you see Tom Selleck at the Doughnut Plant, or perhaps noshing on a bialy this week? Who knows!  The CBS cop drama "Blue Bloods" will be filming on Grand Street Wednesday. The show uses Lower East Side and...

Remembering Bob Arihood, Chronicler of LES Life

There was an outpouring of emotion over the weekend as word made its way through the neighborhood that beloved Lower East Side photographer Bob Arihood had died.  Arihood suffered a heart attack in his 4th Street apartment. He was...

Fallen Tree on East 6th Street

Dyske Suematsu sent in this photo, taken this morning on East 6th Street near Avenue A. EV Grieve has more photos and details.  

Delancey Underground Team Wows Community Board 3

"The Low Line," a bold proposal to create a spectacular park under Delancey Street, has been a media obsession since last weekend. Last night, the team behind the Delancey Underground (the project's official name) made their pitch to Community...

Sunday on the LES with Sheldon Silver

Yesterday we posted a bunch of photos from New York City Apple Day.  Now, a few more scenes from the festivities on Orchard Street, featuring Lower East Side VIP Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. It...
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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...
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