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Here’s How the Lower East Side is Doing in the Battle Against Covid-19

Photo: Gouverneur Health, November 2020. None of us want to revisit those scenes from the height of the pandemic -- people waiting in lines for an hour or more for a Covid-19 test. It's unlikely. But the news from the...

Report: Jing Fong Will Reportedly Open Smaller Space in Chinatown in June

Jing Fong, once Chinatown's largest restaurant, will completely vacate its space at 20 Elizabeth St. by the end of the month. The dim sum destination and banquet venue closed its 800-seat dining room back in March, promising to find...

Vision Urbana Concludes Lower East Side Vaccination Pop-Up Campaign

There’s general agreement that community-led vaccination efforts are often the most effective, especially in neighborhoods in which there’s significant skepticism about Covid vaccines. One grassroots vaccination effort was led by the Lower East Side non-profit group, Vision Urbana.

DOT Orders Yopparai Ronin to Shut Down Outdoor Dining Pods

Sometimes it feels as though the city is trying to do all it can to drive endangered small businesses to the brink of extinction. Just yesterday, Yopparai Ronin posted on Instagram that the city's Department of Transportation is withdrawing the...

Open Restaurants/Open Streets Town Hall January 12

Do you have questions or concerns about the city's Open Restaurants/Open Streets program, or do you just want to have a better understanding of the rules and procedures for outdoor dining applications? Next week, January 12, community boards 3...

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

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 rate dropped to 2.47%. Just 24 hours earlier, there were warnings that it could edge...

Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in the air, so many restaurant owners have been pushing hard for the resumption of indoor...
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Photo: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week: --The NYPD cracked...
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