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The Forward: “Bialystoker Closing Under a Cloud”

Here's the headline in the new issue of The Forward: "Venerable Bialystoker Home Closing Under a Cloud: Sale of Lower East Side Building to Board Chief Raises Eyebrows."  The article breaks some new ground not already reported here and...

Expanded 9/11 Compensation Zone Includes Parts of Lower East Side

This week, it was announced that people living throughout much of Lower Manhattan will be covered by the $2.8 billion 9/11 Compensation Fund.  The expanded zone encompasses portions of the Lower East Side, meaning those who became sick due...

Corlears Hook Cleanup Nearly Completed

In Corlears Hook Park this afternoon, work crews are almost finished cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Irene. Aided by heavy duty equipment they have cleared away debris and twisted branches left from the destruction of several trees. The...

Irene: The Day After (Updated 1:52 p.m.)

Here's a recap on Manhattan's mostly successful effort to move on from this past weekend's Irene hoopla: Via Community Board 3, we hear the playground on Avenue A and the mini-pool are just about to-reopen (or might have already opened)...

Family of Woman Murdered in Baruch Houses Sues City

The family of Jomali Morales, the woman violently killed in the Baruch Houses last winter, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, seeking unspecified damages. Morales' body was found in an elevator at Baruch February 12th. She had...

Follow-up: Stabbing, Rescue on Henry Street

Yesterday we noted a brief item in the Post about an incident that occurred on Henry Street (near Clinton) Saturday morning. In the story, "Stabbed Man Stuck on Roof,"  the newspaper reported: "A Lower East Side man was stabbed in...

Good Night Irene: A Few More Photos

A few more photos from our late afternoon survey of the neighborhood yesterday. On East Broadway, crews were hard at work alongside Seward Park, where a couple of trees were toppled during the storm. Pumping out a parking garage on...

On Essex: Our New Series

Essex Street, between Grand and Canal: there may be no other place that depicts so dramatically where the Lower East Side has been, and where it's going. While most of the traditional Jewish businesses that once dotted the street...

McWater Threatens to Suspend Work of SPURA Committee

David McWater, chairman of a CB3 committee trying to come up with a plan for the redevelopment of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), threatened tonight to put the panel's work on indefinite hold. For months, the land...

Community Coalition Releases “SPURA Matters” Report

A coalition of community groups and the Pratt Center for Community Development have released a comprehensive report examining what residents would like to see done with the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA). The initiative, known as "SPURA Matters,"...
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Loisaida Festival Returns to the Streets Memorial Day Weekend

The 35th Annual Loisaida Festival returns to Avenue C, between 5th and 12th Streets, on Sunday, May 29 from...
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