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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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Photo: The Market Line reopened this week at Essex Crossing, finally emerging after months of drastically reduced operations due to the pandemic. This week's Lower East Side news headlines: --Sara D. Roosevelt Park has always been a haven for the...

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In the news this week: --Neighborhood activists head to Community Board 3 to speak out against the city administration's plan to make Covid-era allowances for expanded outdoor dining permanent. --You can watch the whole community board hearing here. --The...
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Photo by Kelley Ryan; taken Sunday evening from 1st Avennue and 9th Street. Here are some of the stories that...
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