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

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The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will soon debut a new venture, Hester Flea, on the Lower East Side, in the space...

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

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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...

Remembering Joan Micklin Silver, Director of “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey”

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A trailblazer for women in Hollywood, director Joan Micklin Silver, died this past week at her home in New York City at the age...

Chain Stores Take a Hit in NYC, Including on the Lower East Side

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Each year we're interested to read the Center for an Urban Future's report, State of the Chains. Mostly, our readers are not fans of...

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

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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...

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

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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...

Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

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New York's restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire....

(Photos) Outdoor Dining on the Lower East Side

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Both customers and restaurant owners were eager to give outdoor dining a try this week. Some businesses had more elaborate setups than others, and...

Starting Monday, Restaurants Begin Adapting to New Outdoor Dining Rules

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Restaurants have been clamoring for permission from the city to open outdoor spaces for dining, and on Monday they get their wish. As part...

7pm on the Lower East Side, “Clap Because We Care”

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New York City residents hunkered down at home are honoring the health care and essential workers who are on the front lines, during this time of...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Coping With Closures and Long Lines on the Lower East Side

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The coronavirus outbreak has led to panic buying across New York, including here on the Lower East Side. You've seen the crazy lines and...

Say So Long to the Lowline: Underground Park Proposal Goes Dormant

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The Lowline, an audacious plan to create an underground park on the Lower East Side, made a big splash when it was first proposed in 2011. But it faded during the past couple of years without so much as a whimper.

City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

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The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street.

What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

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The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, "one of New York’s most promising new...

Construction Worker Killed in Tragic Accident at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Site

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Tragedy struck once again this week at the site that once housed the Lower East Side's Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue.

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