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NYC COVID Test Rates Stay Below 3%, While Lower East Side Infections Remain Low

New York City parents got a reprieve, at least for another day or two, after the mayor announced Saturday that the coronavirus 7-day positivity rate dropped to 2.47%. Just 24 hours earlier, there were warnings that it could edge...

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--It was a fine solution during the fall, but as winter approaches, staff at the Earth School worry about keeping classroom windows open to provide adequate circulation. During recent rainy and chilly days, one teacher says “the kids were freezing....

Huge Crowd Converges on Lower East Side to Remember Rabbi Dovid Feinstein

An enormous crowd gathered on the Lower East Side Sunday morning to mourn a major figure in the worldwide Jewish community, Rabbi Dovid Feinstein. The funeral is taking place at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ), the yeshiva on East Broadway. Ashttps://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" target="_blank">...

Early Voting Begins; Long Lines on the Lower East Side

There are reports of long lines across New York City, the first day of early voting for the 2020 General Election. It's definitely the case on the Lower East Side. This was the scene Saturday afternoon at the only...

More Than a Decade in the Making: Refurbished Luther Gulick Park Now Open

We could all use some good news, right? Well, here's some. This weekend saw the long awaited debut of the newly refurbished Luther Gulick Park. Some of the most active members of Friends of Gulick Park gathered yesterday for a...

Fire Breaks out at 301-303 Grand St.; Fundraiser Supports Grand Tea and Imports

Just after midnight on Thursday, a big fire broke out at 301-303 Grand St., a 3 story building at Allen Street.

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--City Council Member Carlina Rivera is calling for the extension of legislation protecting both residential and commercial tenants during the pandemic. --There are continuing concerns that the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic will wipe away Chinatown's distinctive...

New Date: March For Our Schools & Our Lives Sept. 17

Here's an event that was supposed to take place last week but was postponed due to the rain. Parents and students from District 1 are planning a "March For Our Schools & Our Lives" this coming Thursday, Sept. 17....

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--The Parks Department is facing criticism for its dealings with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is set to lose its composting site in East River Park. --Work permits indicate plans for new condos on the Church of...

Appeals Court Sides With Two Bridges Developers; Two More Cases Still Pending

A state appeals court ruled this week in favor of developers seeking to build four mega-towers in the Two Bridges area, but construction will not be starting any time soon. This is because two other lawsuits against the projects must be resolved first.
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New Child Care Center Coming to the Lower East Side (Sponsored)

As New York City’s leading provider of child care and preschool, Bright Horizons® offers a unique early education experience...
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