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Congressional, State Races in Limbo Until Absentee Votes Are Counted

COVID-19 has upended just about everything in our lives. It was no different in New York’s primary election this past Tuesday. Since so many …

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Vote For Grace Lee For NY State Assembly by June 23rd (Sponsored)

Grace Lee is a mother of three and community activist running for State Assembly to bring new leadership to Lower Manhattan. Click here to …

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Arts Organizations and Venues Offer Support for Black Lives Matter Protest Movement

Local arts organizations and venues are offering support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the city. Here’s a roundup of some of the organizations taking action, offering resources, and even opening up their lobbies (@openyourlobby) for use as rest stops for people participating in the marches: …

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Vote For Grace Lee For State Assembly by June 23rd (Sponsored)

Grace Lee is a mother of three and community activist running for State Assembly to bring new leadership to Lower Manhattan. Click here to …

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Vote For Grace Lee For State Assembly by June 23rd (Sponsored)

Grace Lee is a mother of three and community activist running for State Assembly to bring new leadership to Lower Manhattan. Click here to learn more. …

Sheldon Silver in happier times - at Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

Appeals Court Overturns Part of Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction

Sheldon Silver in happier times – at Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade in 2012.

A federal appeals court this week overturned part of Sheldon …

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You Can Help Choose Which Local Projects Receive City Funding

You can help decide how to spend $1 million in your neighborhood.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, City Council members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera …

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During Event on the Lower East Side, Pelosi Advocates For “Dreamers” Legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Lower East Side yesterday to publicize a new proposal to protect “Dreamers” and offer them a path …

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Make Your Voice Heard! Help Choose a New Public Advocate Today

It’s Election Day in New York City! New Yorkers will be choosing a new public advocate today in a special election to replace Letitia …

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Rep. Velazquez Rallies on Lower East Side Against Government Shutdown

Photo via Rep. Velazquez’s Twitter.

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, rallied with union officials and public advocates …

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh; Chinatown, November 2017.

Kavanagh Set to Lead State Senate’s Housing Committee

A local elected official, State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development. …

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Election Night Viewing Party Tonight at Les Enfants de Boheme

Our friends at Les Enfants de Boheme have asked us to spread the word that they are hosting an Election Night Viewing Party this evening. …

Wendy Li's signs were all over Chinatown Thursday.

Wendy Li, Christopher Marte Victorious in Primary Election

You have likely heard about the high profile victors in yesterday’s New York State Primary Election. …

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Make Your Voice Heard: There’s a State Primary Election Thursday

To borrow a phrase from Barack Obama, “Don’t put your head in the sand. Don’t boo — vote!” …

Rendering of new Union Square Tech Hub. Image via NYC EDC.

City Council Unanimously Approves Union Square Tech Training Center

The New York City Council voted 45-0 yesterday to approve plans for the Union Square Tech Training Center, a 21-story complex at 124 East 14th St. The support of local City Council member Carlina Rivera was critical in clearing the way for the controversial tech hub. …