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Rep. Velazquez Rallies on Lower East Side Against Government Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, rallied with union officials and public advocates yesterday against the federal government shutdown. The media event was held at Gouverneur Health, the city-run medical facility on Madison...

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.

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. Owners Cathy and Stefan have also been holding Monday Night Postcard Action events.  The last...

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.

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!"

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.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

The once powerful Lower East Side assemblyman, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced today to seven years in prison after a federal jury this past spring convicted him on public corruption charges.

Sheldon Silver Pleads For Mercy Ahead of Sentencing in Public Corruption Case

In advance of his sentencing this coming Friday, July 27, Sheldon Silver is pleading with Federal Judge Valerie Caproni to consider alternatives to a lengthy prison sentence.

Rivera’s Airbnb Bill Unanimously Approved By City Council

A bill sponsored by local City Council member Carlina Rivera aimed at Airbnb sailed through the Council yesterday.

Rep. Maloney Defeats Patel in Congressional Primary

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of the Lower East Side, was victorious in last night's primary election.
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Photo by Donald Davis; taken Sunday evening from 1st Avennue and 9th Street. Here are some of the stories that...
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