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Local Settlement Houses Hosting District 1 City Council Candidate Forum

Six Lower East Side settlement houses are cosponsoring a virtual District 1 City Council candidate forum this coming Thursday, June 3, 6:15-8pm. Beginning at 6:15pm there will be a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting and the forum will start...

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...

Following “Bodega-Gate,” Andrew Yang Heads For the Lower East Side

Did you catch Andrew Yang on the Lower East Side last week, touring the Essex Street Market, checking in at The Pickle Guys or hanging out at Frank's Bike Shop on Grand Street?
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Lower East Side Celebrates Biden Victory; See How Your Neighbors Voted

When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris finally clinched Pennsylvania this morning and the Associated Press and the television networks declared the Democratic presidential ticket notorious, there were spontaneous celebrations across the city

New Yorkers Flock to Early Voting Stations in Droves

Not known for sitting back, New Yorkers turned out in record numbers to vote this past weekend.

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...
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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month.  On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, Sept. 27th you can find them on the corner of Essex and Broome Streets (outside...

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou Finally Declares Victory in Primary Election

We finally have some final outcomes from the pandemic primary. Election officials were overwhelmed with mail-in ballots for last month's Democratic Primary.

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 mail-in ballots were requested, we're not going to know which Democrat was victorious in the...
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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 learn more. Please VOTE by June 23rd. *Paid for by Grace Lee for NYC.
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A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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