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Stanton Street Shul Burglarized; Only Minimal Damage Reported

If you walked past the Stanton Street Shul yesterday, you might have noticed a police presence. The 7th Precinct was called after the Lower East Side congregation reported a burglary. This morning, the Jewish Press published a letter from...

Follow-up: Water Main Ruptured on Cherry Street

Here's an update on that water main that burst on Cherry Street, near Rutgers Slip yesterday afternoon. It happened alongside the construction site where Extell Development is building a 72-story tower. About an hour ago, the Department of Environmental Protection...

Here’s Community Board 3’s September Liquor Permit Agenda

Community Board 3 is out with its September meeting agendas. Here's a look at the bars and restaurants applying for liquor permits in the coming month. SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30pm -- Community Board 3 Office...
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An Era Ends: Final Sunday Mass Celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church

After nearly a century on the Lower East Side, St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Monroe Street is set to close next week. it's part of a massive restructuring ordered by the New York archdiocese. The Daily News reported from...

LMDC is Not Dead Yet; Deutsche Bank Settlement Could Add $50 Million to Its Coffers

Earlier this month, the New York Post called on the city and state to shut down the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC), the agency set up to distribute September 11th recovery funds.  In an editorial, the tabloid noted that...

City Council member Margaret Chin Plans to Run Again in 2017, But Then What?

NBC News' website is featuring a long profile of City Council member Margaret Chin, who represents the Lower East Side and Chinatown. The piece details her path from young community organizer to local politician: Chin, 61, has spent much of...
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U.S. Attorney Says He Acted Properly in Silver Case; Claims His Reputation is Being “Maligned”

Last month, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver asked a federal judge to dismiss his three-count indictment on corruption charges due to statements made about the case by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Now the U.S. attorneys office has responded in a 24-page...

Cops Search For Suspect in Essex Street Mugging

Police are looking for a suspect who attacked and robbed a woman on Essex Street in the early morning hours of Jan. 24. The incident happened at around 4:15 a.m. as the 32-year old victim was walking near Essex and...

Ryan Piers Williams, America Ferrera’s Husband, Opens Art Show at 142 Henry St.

You probably noticed that Modern Living Supplies, the furniture store, cleared out of the Garfield Building on Henry Street some time ago. This past Friday, a pop-up with some celebrity cache debuted in the space. Actress America Ferrera accompanied...
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Despite Federal Investigation, Silver Confident of Re-Election as Speaker

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he fully expects to be re-elected to his leadership position next week, a post he's held since 1994.  This week, it came to light that Silver, a Lower East Side Democrat, is under investigation...
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Announces Craig T. Peterson as President

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announced Wednesday it has appointed Craig T. Peterson, formerly Vice President of Visual...
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