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Man Shot During Early Morning Incident at Hester and Essex Streets

Police are investigating a shooting early this morning on the Lower East Side. According to Channel 7, it happened at about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Essex and Hester streets. Leading up to the shooting, cops believe there was...

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“Hester Street” Comes to the Museum at Eldridge

Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street will be screening a rarely seen film, Hester Street, by Joan Micklin Silver, this Sunday at 3:00pm.  The best part? Two for one tickets for Lower East Siders who live or...

My LES: Amy Stein-Milford

  This weekly feature spotlights a wide variety of people who live and work on the Lower East Side. If you know someone you would like to suggest be featured in “My LES,” please email us here. What do you do? I’m...

“Hester Street” Kicks Off LES Film Series

The Seward Park Library's LES Heritage Film Series returns for a second season Tuesday night.  Series curator Sean Ferguson digs up some real gems from the New York Public Library's vast film archive.  The screening room (the library's basement)...

Velazquez, Sadik-Khan Announce Traffic Study

Rep. Nydia Velazquez and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadek-Khan just wrapped up a news conference in Chinatown. Standing on Hester Street, on the edge of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, they announced the beginning of a neighborhood traffic safety study. More...

Police Need Help Finding Man Who Disappeared Saturday Afternoon

Police need your help finding a 79-year-old man last seen on the Lower East Side Saturday afternoon. Kong Xin Huang disappeared from his home at 79 Chrystie Street (near Hester) around 3pm. He's about  5’10” and 180 pounds. Mr....

Alleged Prostitution Business Busted on Hester Street

From this morning's Police Blotter in the Post: Undercover cops nailed two pimps in a cash-for-sex sting at a Chinatown brothel, authorities said yesterday. Xin-young Lin, 40, led one of the undercovers into the bordello on Allen Street near...

Follow-up: Attempted Rape on Hester Street

Yesterday morning we posted this surveillance video, which Police say shows the suspect in an attempted sexual assault of a 12 year old girl earlier this week.  At around 6pm on Monday, the girl heard banging on the door...

Police Search For Man Who Tried To Attack Girl on Hester Street

Police are searching for a man they say tried to attack a 12-year-old girl on Hester Street (the cross street was not specified) early Monday evening. They released surveillance video showing the alleged suspect. At around 6pm, the girl...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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