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Early Voting Begins June 12 for NYC Primary Election

New York City's primary election is June 22, but believe it or not, the voting actually begins in just a few days. There's early voting this year, from June 12 to June 20, although you still have the option...

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Here are some of the stories that made news on the Lower East Side in the past week: --48-year-old Alexander Wright was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after an attack on a woman of Asian...

State of Lower East Side Housing, via the Furman Center

The NYC Furman Center is out with its annual report, "The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods." We always take a look at the Lower East Side-specific data to see how the neighborhood is changing. Here are...

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Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --The New York Court of Appeals declined to hear arguments from community groups, meaning the initial legal battle to stop three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area...

City Council District 1 Candidate Forum

https://youtu.be/MeCOi_36pPs The New York City mayoral election has been stealing all the headlines, but let's not forget that downtown residents will also be choosing a new City Council representative in District 1 next month. While the general election takes place...

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Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --The Gotham Organization has secured another $50 million for its project on the former site of the fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. Having already locked in construction...

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--Inside the, "Destroy-It-to-Save-It" Plan for East River Park. A lengthy piece originally published in New York Magazine about the controversial resiliency scheme along the East River. --The team behind a plan for a floating pool in the East River,...

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Here's a look at some of the the items that caught our eye this week: --On Friday evening, local State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou joined other progressive elected officials in rescinding support for Scott Stringer, whose mayoral campaign has been rocked...

Report: Jing Fong Will Reportedly Open Smaller Space in Chinatown in June

Jing Fong, once Chinatown's largest restaurant, will completely vacate its space at 20 Elizabeth St. by the end of the month. The dim sum destination and banquet venue closed its 800-seat dining room back in March, promising to find...

Abrons Arts Center Launches “Fresh Air Sundays”

Abrons Arts Center has launched a free outdoor series of events featuring drop-in, community Salsa, mural painting, tie-dying and games for the whole family. The activities are being offered bi-monthly on Sundays, at 1pm at the Abrons Ampitheater (466...
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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 --...
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