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Here's a look at some of the stories that caught our eye in the past week: --Brosnan, a private security firm, is teaming up with the local grassroots group, Chinatown Block Watch, for stepped up neighborhood patrols. The...

City Kicks Off East River Resiliency Project, as Local Activists Step Up Protests

Mayor de Blasio officially kicked off the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (ESCR) this week, an initiative meant to protect the Lower East Side from the effects of climate change.

This Month CB3 Revisits East River Park Plans, Public Hotel Liquor Permits

On Thursday, April 15 the parks and waterfront committee will be briefed on the latest plans for Pier 42, where a park and recreational area will be taking shape in the months ahead.

Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea Team Bring “Hester Flea” to Lower East Side

The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will soon debut a new venture, Hester Flea, on the Lower East Side, in the space previously programmed by the Hester Street Fair. A couple of weeks ago, it became known that...

More From the Seward Park Co-op on Change in Operators for the Hester Street Fair

Here's a followup on last week's news about a new direction for the Hester Street Fair. The Seward Park Co-op, which owns the space where the fair has been staged for the past 11 years, has chosen to go with a new operator.

Hester Street Fair is Bounced After Seward Park Co-op Goes in a Different Direction

The Hester Street Fair came to the end of its 10-year lease some time ago and now its landlord, the Seward Park Co-op, has decided to go with a different operator in the space alongside Seward Park.

At Long Last, Construction Begins on Pier 42 Park

On Thursday, city officials descended on the Lower East Side to kick off the long-awaited construction of a new recreational area at Pier 42 near Montgomery Street.

Community Board 3’s March Meeting Topics

Here's what's coming up at Community Board 3 in March.

Nonprofit Group, Not on My Watch, Explains Plan For Homeless Facility at 100 Orchard St.

A Bronx-based nonprofit, Not on My Watch, is expected to open a homeless facility in the Blue Moon Hotel, 100 Orchard St., in the next several days. This after the group made its first appearance before Community Board 3...

Orchard Street Safe Haven Proposal Back at Community Board 3 in February

Here's a look at what's coming up at Community Board 3 in February. --As previously reported, community board members hoped they'd be getting details regarding a homeless safe haven this month. But because the operator of the proposed facility in...
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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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